Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 19, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Emory University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (provost) will be expected to partner with the newly appointed president to develop and implement an ambitious agenda for Emory’s future, celebrate the accomplishments of Emory’s past, and energize the campus in its quest for ever-increasing academic distinction, so as to enable Emory to transcend from recognized excellence to world-class eminence.

Emory University, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), combines nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges with the most comprehensive, and constantly growing, health care system in Georgia and a sponsored research base that together make it one of the most outstanding universities in the country, and the home to highly accomplished faculty and exceptional students. Emory seeks to appoint a visionary provost who is a distinguished scholar and an accomplished academic leader. This individual should have a track record of success in hiring and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty, in increasing academic reputation and quality, especially of graduate programs, in facilitating the increase of extramural research funding, in supporting a high-value residential college experience for undergraduate students, and in developing strategies to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university—with an appreciation of the need for a campus environment that is welcoming and nurturing to all.

Emory seeks as provost a leader with a record of strong financial acumen and extensive budgetary experience, able to allocate, reallocate, and deploy resources strategically to drive excellence. Given these challenging times, as Emory prepares to position itself after COVID-19, priority will be assigned to candidates who have either decanal experience in a large college or school at an AAU or peer university, or experience as a provost or deputy/associate/vice provost at an AAU or peer research university. The next provost must have an earned doctorate, achieved distinction as a scholar, researcher, and teacher, and possess academic credentials commensurate with an appointment of a tenured full professor in a major research university. This individual must have excellent communication skills and embrace transparency in making timely and thoughtful decisions regarding all responsibilities that fall within the provost’s purview. The person chosen for this role will need a strong moral compass and the ability to courageously chart a path for a bold future, characterized by academic innovation and entrepreneurship.

President Gregory L. Fenves and the Search Advisory Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Interested, qualified individuals should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae along with a bullet point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held.

Emory University has retained Ilene H. Nagel and Charles E. Kaler of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via e-mail to:

Ilene H. Nagel & Charles E. Kaler
Education Executives, LLC

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in university programs and the use of facilities without such discrimination.

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