Executive Vice President and Provost

The University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 01, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Texas at Austin seeks applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. The University of Texas at Austin is one of the premier research universities in the world, and the flagship institution of the University of Texas system. It is situated in Austin, the capital of Texas, a beautiful and growing city with a vibrant economy and a diversely engaged citizenry.

The University of Texas at Austin, a member of the AAU, is home to numerous renowned departments, centers and programs, and an award-winning faculty. Its main campus is more than 400 acres with 18 colleges and schools, more than 3,100 faculty made up of 1850 tenure and tenure track faculty, and about 12,000 staff. The approximately 51,800 students comprise 40,800 undergraduates and the remainder graduate and professional students.

The Executive Vice President and Provost reports to the President and provides strategic vision and leadership for the entire academic mission of the university. In partnership with the President, the Provost is responsible for defining and pursuing institutional, educational, research, and funding priorities, with operating authority over the academic budget of the university. Additionally, the Executive Vice President and Provost has authority over faculty personnel policies, maintains advisory oversight for curriculum and instruction, and is responsible for oversight and development of colleges and schools, and the quality and operation of these academic units.

The ideal candidate should be a strategic and visionary leader, with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, innovative undergraduate education and interdisciplinary studies, graduate education, world-class research, faculty development, and diversity in the faculty, staff and student body. They should have a distinguished record of scholarship, with academic credentials commensurate with an appointment as a full professor in a major AAU research university. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of constituent groups, across the full range of academic disciplines will be essential.

Interested parties are encouraged to visit the dedicated search website (https://president.utexas.edu/executive-search-provost) for a detailed position description, including information about The University of Texas at Austin. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public.

The University of Texas at Austin invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. 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. A letter expressing interest is welcome but not required. The appointment date is open. To ensure full consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible. Review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. All nominations and applications should be sent via e-mail to:

Ilene H. Nagel, Marshall Grigsby, and Charles E. Kaler
Consultants to the Search Advisory Committee
Education Executives, LLC

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building a diverse and equitable work environment and campus community. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply.