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Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Dec 20, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research is the Chief Academic Officer of the university, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University. 


The Provost reports to the Chancellor and supervises academic administrators, professional and support staff.   The Provost oversees the following colleges: Agriculture; Engineering & Computer Science; Education & Behavioral Science; Liberal Arts & Communication; Neil Griffin College of Business; Nursing & Health Professions; Sciences & Mathematics; University College; and Graduate School. 


The Provost also oversees areas including, but not limited to: Accreditation and Assessment, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Campus Queretaro, Heritage Sites, Institutional Research, Library, Military Science, Museum, Research & Technology Transfer, and maintaining the university’s Carnegie Classification Research 2 classification.


Duties & Responsibilities:        

Fosters intellectual growth, student learning, and scholarly and creative activities by providing academic strategic planning, administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs at the university; advances multidisciplinary scholarship; and provides leadership and guidance on diversity initiatives for faculty, staff and students;

Demonstrates sound fiscal management and empirical-based decision making by overseeing program development, budgets, and facilities of all academic and academic support units;

Ensures an active and expanding dialogue with external constituencies by encouraging partnerships with external constituents and public organizations, engaging in effective university advancement, and facilitating the mission of the university;

Implements the strategic academic vision by authorizing faculty appointments, recommending all promotions and tenure decisions to the Chancellor, and making final decisions about the allocation of academic space;

Works closely with the Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer in implementing and evaluating major research initiatives of the university and supporting faculty in their research endeavors;

Works with the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Global Outreach and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in addressing the educational support needs and extra-curricular priorities for students, and with the other vice chancellors of the university in coordinating and overseeing the overall mission of the university;

Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses as needed;

Contributes to the overall success of the university by performing all other duties as assigned and/or needed;

Works with the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine to foster new collaborative teaching and research opportunities. 



Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills;

An appreciation of shared governance and evidence of strong abilities to work effectively and collaboratively with university administration, faculty, students, staff and other constituent groups and partners, both within and outside the university;

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development of faculty and academic administrators;

A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging;

Inspire and foster a collaborative work environment for teams to accomplish unified goals and objectives;

An understanding of emerging technologies and effective application of instructional technologies to enhance student learning;

An understanding of contemporary issues in higher education.


Minimum Qualifications

An earned Doctorate;

Experience and academic credentials that demonstrate a distinguished record of teaching, scholarly publications, and/or creative accomplishments that exhibit commitment to academic excellence;

A history of progressively responsible, successful experience as an academic administrator involving both graduate and undergraduate programs, including responsibility for budget, personnel, and evaluation.


General Days/Hours

Participation in local, state, and national organizations is encouraged. Travel to conferences and training sessions is required.


To Apply and for More Information

Material shall include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of five references with complete contact information. The position will remain open until filled, with preference given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2023.


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