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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of West Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of West Florida

The University of West Florida seeks a bold leader to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (#100270). The Provost serves as the university’s chief academic officer. Primary responsibilities include establishing the strategic vision for UWF’s academic programs, implementing the university’s strategic planning objectives, fostering a culture of innovative teaching and research, managing budgets, maintaining university accreditation, promoting collaboration across units, and ensuring efficient and equitable administration of the division. The Provost is responsible for carrying out the regulations of the Florida Board of Governors, the UWF Board of Trustees, and the policies of the University, as well as specific directives of the President.

UWF has earned distinction among public universities in Florida for its high rankings in the Board of Governors Performance-Based Funding Metrics. The Provost will develop and implement strategies to maintain the university’s high level of overall achievement while addressing the workforce and research needs of the region and the state. As the university’s chief academic officer, the Provost will champion quality academic programs, shared governance, high standards for teaching, research and creative activity, institutional equity and inclusiveness, and the adoption of new technologies and modalities of instruction. 

UWF is a regional comprehensive university serving nearly 14,000 students located in Pensacola on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Opened in 1967, the university proudly attracts students from the surrounding region, state, nation, and more than 90 countries worldwide. UWF is known for its commitment to student success, individualized attention to students’ needs, and a strong focus on high-impact learning, including undergraduate research. The university offers more than 70 undergraduate programs across 5 colleges, 35 master’s degrees, a Specialist in Education degree, and doctoral degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional and Performance Technology, and Intelligent Systems and Robotics. The university also boasts nationally recognized athletic teams. UWF is currently accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Pensacola is one of Florida’s fastest-growing metro areas known for its quality of life, sugary white beaches, emerald green coastline, and vibrant downtown that attracts visitors from all over the world. Residents enjoy an active arts and culture scene, award-winning restaurants, championship sports teams, and numerous local attractions including Historic Pensacola, Fort Pickens, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, and the Luna Settlement, the oldest European settlement in the United States.

Qualifications include an earned Doctorate or Terminal Degree; tenure and a record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of Professor; a record of experience in higher education administration; a commitment to shared governance, civic responsibility, inclusiveness, equity, and academic freedom; familiarity with regional comprehensive universities; and success in achieving performance-based educational outcomes in areas such as student retention, access, graduation rate, cost of attendance, and post-graduation student employment.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Required documents include a CV, a letter detailing overall preparedness for academic leadership at the level of Provost; a statement (600 words or less) detailing specific professional experience and accomplishments related to enhancing student success and effectively managing enrollments; a statement (600 words or less) detailing academic vision and values; and the names and contact information for four references to write letters of recommendation upon request of the search committee. Preferred Response Date: Friday, September 23, 2022

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850.474.2694 or

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources Department at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1 850 857 6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify required for employment. All applications for employment are subject to Florida public records law.

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