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New York University
New York City, New York (US)
$885,000 to $955,000
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

New York University
New York, NY

New York University, among the most preeminent institutions of global higher education, seeks a collaborative and strategic provost to serve at this key moment in the institution's trajectory. In the last half-century, New York University (NYU) has propelled itself to the forefront of global higher education. With a unique combination of scale, global reach, and academic distinction, the institution is primed to achieve new levels of impact and excellence as the new president sets a bold new agenda with four strategic pathways: promoting interdisciplinarity, developing a distinctive profile in science and technology, leading in global education, and supporting a flourishing community. 

Guided by values of access, opportunity, and excellence, NYU is a diverse, global research university. Its story is one of vibrant growth and dramatic improvements in academic reputation, the eminence of its faculty, the size and influence of its research portfolio, the quality of its students, and the strength of its undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. Its 19 schools and colleges in New York City cover the academic gamut from the arts and humanities to the sciences and mathematics, from law, business, and engineering, along with professional studies, to studio and performing arts, education, public service, individualized education, social work, global public health, dentistry, and nursing, in addition to one of New York City’s largest and most accomplished medical centers. Full degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai are joined by 12 additional global academic centers across six continents. The research enterprise at NYU has achieved new heights, more than doubling in the past decade to $1.27 billion in annual R&D expenditures. As per the National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) report, NYU’s research expenditures rank it as the top research university in NYC, the seventh among private universities nationally, and among the top 15 institutions nationally. NYU climbed eight positions in the overall HERD ranking, making it the fastest-growing research university among its peers. For FY 2024, NYU’s total institutional budget, including NYU Langone Health, is more than $17 billion.

NYU is adventurous and ambitious. It rewards entrepreneurship, inspires philanthropy, and is determined to continue its remarkable upward trajectory. With over 61,000 students and over 11,000 full-time faculty and staff in New York City, NYU is one of the largest private universities in the United States. At the heart of the University are its essential staff members and its more than 5,000 faculty (roughly half tenured/tenure-track and half contract), whose research and teaching have placed them at the forefront of their disciplines. Among the faculty at NYU are Nobel laureates and Abel laureates; Guggenheim Fellows and MacArthur Fellows; Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award winners; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators; members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Science, and the National Academy of Engineering; and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the National Medal of Science, and the National Medal of Technology. NYU students, roughly half undergraduates, and half graduate and professional students, come from every state in the U.S. and from 133 countries. For 16 straight years, NYU has been a dream school, leading to over 100,000 applications and an 8% acceptance rate. At the same time, NYU is dedicated to increasing access across socioeconomic status, meeting the full financial need of all undergraduate students on the New York campus. In October 2023, President Mills announced the NYU Promise: starting in fall 2024, all undergraduates who start as full-time first-year students in New York will not have to pay tuition if they have a family income under $100,000.

As the University looks to build on its incredible success and embarks on a new set of strategic priorities, it seeks an indefatigable leader who combines bold thinking, strong managerial skills, and the highest level of integrity. In addition to scholarly distinction and significant administrative experience, the successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who is deeply committed to the work of advancing a great university.

New York University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, with an anticipated salary range of approximately $885,000 to $955,000. 

John Muckle, Partner 
Andy Marshall, Managing Associate 
Arianna Williams, Senior Associate 
Isaacson, Miller 
263 Summer Street 
Boston, MA 02210 

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.



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