Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 14, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Roosevelt University is a private nonprofit institution founded in 1945 on the principles of social and racial justice. The University continues to champion diversity, inclusion and access through experiential learning that transcends the classroom.  Located in downtown Chicago, Roosevelt is home to 4,700 students studying in more than 70 undergraduate programs, more than 50 graduate programs and doctoral degrees in pharmacy and clinical psychology. The hallmarks of the Roosevelt University experience are strong student-faculty interaction and engagement with metropolitan Chicago as both a laboratory for learning and as an expression of its commitment to social justice.

As the chief academic officer, the Provost/Executive Vice President will play a pivotal role in setting and achieving the academic vision for the university and helping to ensure the integration of key university operations in collaboration with other members of the senior leadership team. The Provost/EVP is a key member of the executive leadership team of Roosevelt University and, as the president’s second-in-command, works closely with the President and the Board of Trustees.

The Provost/EVP will provide conceptual and operational leadership for Roosevelt’s distinctive academic programs, driving strategic planning, academic budgeting, program development, assessment and review, and academic policies and procedures. They will work collaboratively through shared governance to advance Roosevelt University’s academic excellence and commitment to social justice.


This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative academic leader, a transparent administrator, and a superb communicator and manager with a passion for the founding social justice mission of Roosevelt University. They will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree or terminal degree in their field.
  • A minimum of ten years of leadership in higher education administration.
  • Proven ability to partner with stakeholders and constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to steward the quality and integrity of the university’s learning environment.
  • Proven distinguished record of academic and administrative leadership gained through increasingly responsible roles in comparably complex settings.
  • Adept abilities in change management, clear communication, and integrity.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and active citizenship, and a commitment to the mission of the university and advancement of social justice.

To review the full prospectus and to submit application materials, visit


Applications will be reviewed starting September 15th, and interviews with qualified applicants will take place during the fall semester. The starting date for the new Provost/EVP is negotiable.


It is the policy of Roosevelt University to prohibit discrimination in education, employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity and expression, sexual harassment), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning.