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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Working Title
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

200010-Academic Affairs

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For more information regarding the University of Central Missouri and Provost position, please visit the search website at

Applications must be submitted to position number 997909.

Candidates will need to attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications outlined for the position, a curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five references with full contact information including phone number and email address. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions regarding the application process contact

For questions regarding the search email

The position will remain open until filled however applications received by 06/17/2024 will be given priority consideration. Anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2025.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Professional hours including evening/weekends.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs plays a vital role in creating a compelling, shared vision for the University of Central Missouri ( UCM ) and in developing creative initiatives that make this vision a reality. As the chief academic leader, the Provost assists the deans in promoting faculty and program development, leads strategic enrollment planning and fosters collaborative alliances among campus and community members. Perhaps most importantly, the Provost leads the campus to ensure a high-quality learning environment that encompasses the entire academic experience.

Education & Formal Training
Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Earned doctorate or terminal degree in an academic program consistent with UCM’s departments.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation


Minimum four (4) years as dean or equivalent (e.g., associate vice president, vice provost, etc.) or higher at a baccalaureate institution of higher education.

A record of scholarship and teaching that would qualify for a tenured position as a full professor in an appropriate discipline at the university.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

A record of originating collaborative relationships across diverse stakeholder groups, benefiting academic programs and the university and fostering a collegial, effective environment.

Successful and positive experiences with shared governance and faculty development.

Ability to advance a sound strategic enrollment plan that includes forecasting, market analysis and financial aid policy, as well as the ability to contextualize the relationship of enrollment to overall university operations and strategic goals.

Ability to work collaboratively with the university’s marketing division to enhance recruitment, ensuring traditional undergraduate pathways, as well as graduate enrollment and non-degree education.

Ability to motivate programs to successfully move into alternative delivery modes, technologies, and structures as appropriate.

Evidence of utilizing data to inform decision making in areas such as program planning, staffing, budgeting, and/or enrollment planning in the traditional, distance, and non-degree academic arenas.

Evidence of demonstrated success in acquiring and aligning resources to achieve strategic goals.

Familiarity with program-specific and regional accreditation processes, program assessment and performance metrics.

Ability to lead and facilitate change in coordination with deans and other campus leaders as necessary.

Familiarity with both centralized and decentralized budget models and decision-making.

Outstanding leadership skills, especially related to supporting high functioning teams, empowering others, promoting innovation, and championing efforts in a collegial manner.

Ability to successfully navigate within a state higher education system and to forge beneficial relationships with other chief academic officers in the state to further advance workforce development and excellence in learning.

Appreciation for the unique mission of UCM, the needs of students and the opportunities and challenges of the region and abilities to articulate the value proposition of higher education generally and UCM specifically.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Not Applicable

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
On call/standby work required, Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance

Other Special Working Conditions

Normal administrative workload.

Frequent evening and weekend activities.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Vitae
Optional Documents


 University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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