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Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas
Date posted
Feb 8, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary           

UT Arlington invites applications for the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will join a vibrant and engaged UT Arlington community to provide executive-level leadership to plan, lead, and implement key academic initiatives across all Colleges and Schools.

The Vice Provost is responsible for implementing processes that ensure the integrity, quality, and fiscal viability of all academic programs and for providing oversight of policies and procedures governing the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. This includes supporting departments and colleges in launching new academic programs and providing oversight and monitoring of academic centers. Additionally, this role provides leadership and guidance for academic program review, academic accreditation, and compliance requirements, including the reaffirmation process required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This individual will be entrepreneurial, cultivating relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, strengthening UTA as an institution of access and excellence, and working to support and implement vision and strategies in accordance with the University’s strategic plan.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


Benefits at UTA        

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CBC Requirement    

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities      

  • The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has responsibility for the supervision and management of all academic affairs functions in schools, units, departments, and programs, including planning, development, and evaluation of academic programs.
  • Management of overall program development, implementation, approval, review, and governance processes. This includes oversight of the assessment of the effectiveness, quality, and appropriateness of UTA’s academic programs, including coordination with regional and national accreditors, and with vendors who support academic programs.
  • Strategic and operational leadership in curriculum planning and development for graduate and undergraduate studies at the UTA Fort Worth campuses, partnerships with community colleges and ISDs, and future sites and support of the development of new partnerships.
  • Support as Chair and/or participant in key university committees related to academic planning, policy, curriculum, etc.
  • Oversee budget and contribute to financial stability through careful stewardship of funds.
  • Represent the Provost and/or Academic Affairs on and with internal/external committees or organizations. Provide oversight of academic centers including CMAS, CAAS, and new centers offering academic credentials.
  • Support international agreements in partnership with the International Education Office.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications      

  • Earned doctorate degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and related work experience.
  • Thoughtful leadership in academic affairs, inspiring positive change and excellence with leadership, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Possesses a deep commitment to student learning, success, and degree completion using 21st-century curricular and pedagogical best practices.
  • Possesses a strong record of encouraging and supporting innovation and excellence in research/creative activities, teaching, and community outreach and engagement.


Preferred Qualifications      

  • Familiarity with UT System policies and procedures.
  • Provides academic input regarding institutional enrollment management efforts.


Special Conditions for Eligibility   

  • Experience developing and guiding academic policy through shared governance and/or system approvals.
  • Experience in leading and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and manage resources (e.g., financial, personnel, facilities, technology) and to lead cross-functional teams to achieve strategic university priorities.
  • Ability to lead, manage, and communicate organizational change, adapt to new circumstances, and innovate in a dynamic higher education environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to proactively identify and provide optimal solutions.
  • Ability to fully engage in effective communication and knowledge sharing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail; possesses decision-making and problem-solving skills.


Department Information      

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer and is charged with realizing UT Arlington’s central mission of promoting and achieving academic excellence and student success. In furtherance of this goal, works directly with the president, other executive officers, deans, chairs, and faculty bodies to advance the University’s position as a leading regional and national center for research and education. For more information about The Office of the Provost, please visit


University Information        

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.


EEO Statement         

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.


ADA Accommodations        

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email



Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date      07/01/2024

Open Date     

Review Start Date      

Open Until Filled         Yes



Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to

For more information about UTA, please visit:


Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number          F00498P

Position Title   Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Department     Provost Office

Location          Arlington

Job Family      Faculty

Position Status              Full-time

Rank   Tenured

Work Hours     Standard

Open to           External and Internal

FLSA   Exempt

Duration          Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis        Monthly

Benefits Eligible          Yes


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