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Executive Vice President and Provost

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Not specified
Date posted
Jan 15, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Executive, Provosts
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Executive Vice President and Provost

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio


The Ohio State University seeks a strategic, collaborative, values-driven, and innovative leader to serve as its next Executive Vice President and Provost (provost). As part of a new administration, the provost will join a team that is committed to leading with excellence, nurturing interdisciplinary opportunities, and working as one university to further Ohio State’s 154-year history of excellence. Ohio State’s enviable scale and disciplinary breadth present a special opportunity to transcend traditional boundaries and create lasting impact in the world at this moment of transformation for education. The university is poised to build on innovative education and research programs that lead the nation and exemplify the role of a modern land-grant university by furthering an excellent learning environment, preparing students from all backgrounds for active citizenship in the 21st century, expanding the research and innovation enterprise, and strengthening engagement with community, government, and private partners to foster a sustainable economy in a socially just and environmentally sustainable way.


With President Ted Carter arriving in January 2024, the next provost will arrive at a time of tremendous opportunity and optimism. The provost will work with the president and the academic community to develop a strategic vision for the future of OSU that further elevates its academic excellence and role as one of the preeminent public research universities in the world while making a profound impact on the State of Ohio. The university seeks an outstanding scholar, leader, and administrator who is collaborative, consensus-building, visionary, and decisive. The provost will inspire a dynamic, dedicated, and talented team of colleagues to propel Ohio State forward to meet the pressing needs of the state, nation, and world and serve as an engine for societal good and equity. The provost must be an innovative leader who is committed to faculty and student success, a passionate champion to lead the university’s shared values, an exceptional communicator who is skillful at building relationships with internal and external partners, and a savvy and insightful organizational leader who is committed to efficiency and business optimization.


Ohio State is a world-class flagship, land-grant public research university with a nationally renowned academic medical center. It is at once urban and rural, focused on advancing its land-grant mission by providing access to an excellent and affordable education, groundbreaking research and creative expression, and outstanding healthcare delivery. Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the U.S. and enrolls nearly 65,500 students, employs approximately 8,100 academic and 43,000 administrative staff, and has an annual operating budget of about $8.8 billion. The university’s annual research expenditures exceeded $1.36 billion in FY 2022. The university boasts more than $140 million in annual industry-sponsored research, ranking sixth among all universities nation-wide. Additionally, with one of the largest alumni populations in the world, the generosity and philanthropic spirit of this community has resulted in incredible private support for Ohio State.


Ohio State’s Columbus campus sits within the nation’s 14th largest city, which has been recognized not only as the fastest growing city in the Midwest, but also as an emerging hub for high-tech companies, and a center for education, healthcare, and the arts. Approximately 5,000 students attend Ohio State’s regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, and the Agricultural Technical Institute which is co-located with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.


Ohio State has retained Education Executives, a national search firm, to assist with this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to:


Please note that all applications, nominations, emails, and other inquiries are subject to Ohio Public Records Law (Ohio Revised Code, chapter 149.43).


The Ohio State University is committed to equal employment opportunity, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases prohibited by law, in its activities, programs, admission, and employment.


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