Provost and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs
Marshall University invites inquiries, nominations, and
applications in the search for its next Provost and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs. Marshall University seeks
candidates of the highest caliber befitting both the history and
spirit of excellence that characterize Marshall University.
Marshall seeks a Provost who can be an innovative and
transformational partner to Marshall’s recently appointed 38th
President, Brad D. Smith.
Marshall University is a public comprehensive research
university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of
higher learning in West Virginia. Marshall advances the public good
through innovative, accredited educational programs. The university
is located in Huntington, West Virginia, with additional campuses
in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley, and Beckley
Marshall is classified as an R2 institution, Carnegie Doctoral
University: High Research Activity. The university enrolls 11,962
students: 8,776 undergraduate,2,515 graduate, and 671 first
professional. The university achieved Doctoral University - High
Research Activity – R2 in 2018 and offers more than 150
undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs organized
into seven academic colleges and two schools: https://www.marshall.edu/colleges/.
As the Thundering Herd, the university participates in the NCAA
Division I, Conference USA. Marshall University is situated in a
region of great natural beauty; Huntington is nestled in the heart
of the Appalachian Mountain region, with the Ohio River creating
the perimeter of the city.
Marshall University places a premium on attracting a Provost
with the skills and experiences to complement and serve with a
non-Academic President. The selected candidate must be eligible for
appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor and must be
committed to facilitating and pioneering innovative change in the
shifting landscape of higher education.
Additional information about Marshall and the Provost search,
including position responsibilities and qualifications can be found
How to Apply: The university is being assisted by Academic
Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter,
a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with
full contact information. No references will be contacted without
the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications
,nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted
electronically, and in confidence, to: MarshallProvost@academicsearch.org
The position is open until filled but only applications received
by February 17, 2022, can be assured full consideration.
Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by
contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo(Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org)
and Chris Butler (Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org).
Marshall University and the Marshall University Research
Corporation are committed to providing equal opportunities to all
prospective and current candidates. We do not condone
discrimination, in particular based on race, color, sex, religion,
age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Our
commitment also applies to all educational programs and activities
covered under Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in higher
education. We neither affiliate with nor grant recognition to any
individual, group or organization having policies that