Hofstra University seeks a highly accomplished scholar,
researcher and strategic leader to serve as the Provost and Senior
Vice President of Academic Affairs. Reporting to the President, the
Provost is the University’s chief academic officer, responsible for
setting Hofstra’s academic vision and priorities and driving
excellence across Hofstra’s educational and research programs. This
is an opportunity to partner with Hofstra’s new President, Dr.
Susan Poser, and the senior management team in leading a university
embarking on an exciting and ambitious new chapter. The next
Provost of Hofstra will work hand-in-hand with the President in
developing and executing the University’s mission and strategy,
including growth of the research and scholarly enterprise and
representing Hofstra to the Board of Trustees and external
The Provost provides leadership for the planning, development,
implementation, assessment, and improvement of all academic and
research programs, policies, budget, and supporting infrastructure.
The Provost is responsible for ensuring the University’s academic
excellence by facilitating faculty and dean recruitment and
retention and University-level review of all tenure and promotion
The Provost’s portfolio includes oversight of 12 schools and
colleges, plus its libraries, not including the medical school,
which reports to the President. The Provost chairs the University
Senate and oversees relations with the faculty union. The Provost
has management oversight of more than 1,100 faculty and
collaborates with other campus leaders on a wide range of strategic
and operational issues, with significant influence over University
strategy and budget.
The search committee will be considering candidates with the
• Strong scholarly credentials. Candidates must possess a terminal
degree, preferably an earned doctorate, a distinguished academic
record, and qualifications to attain tenure as a full
• Deep appreciation for research and scholarship.
• Strong academic and administrative leadership experience
overseeing a complex organization, preferably at a research
• Proven financial and operational acumen in setting priorities,
initiating and executing creative strategies, and allocating
• Demonstrated experience successfully supporting and advocating
for the core institutional values of diversity, equity, and
• Record of attracting, mentoring, and retaining a team of
exceptionally talented academic leaders.
• Collaborative and transparent leadership committed to the
importance of disciplinary strength as well as innovative
• An authentic, engaging interpersonal style that values and
thrives on interacting with faculty members across diverse academic
units, students at all stages of their educational journey,
administrators, staff, alumni, the Board of Trustees, and external
For more information about Hofstra University and the Provost
search, please visit: hofstra.edu/provostsearch.
Hofstra University is being assisted in this recruitment process by
the international leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart and
welcomes comments, nominations, or expressions of interest. If you
wish to submit general comments or to nominate someone to serve as
the next Provost of Hofstra University, please use the form
available on www.hofstra.edu/provostsearch. If you
would like to apply, please submit a CV and a letter of interest,
with any supporting materials, to: HofstraProvost@spencerstuart.com.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to
fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and
student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum
of a diverse community.