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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of South Alabama
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of South Alabama (USA) announces a nationwide search to select an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. USA is an academic community that supports and challenges its members to become engaged citizens of the Gulf Coast region and the world. Founded in 1963 in the beautiful and diverse Gulf Coast city of Mobile, the University is seeking a Provost who will collaborate with the University’s new President to further its positive trajectory and commitment to excellence in teaching, research, service, and healthcare.

Reporting to the President, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and is responsible for oversight of eight schools and colleges and a comprehensive range of campuswide support services including Student Access and Success, the Registrar, the University Libraries, the Office of Institutional Research, the Innovation in Learning Center, Health Simulation, and Enrollment Management. The Provost is responsible for programs, policies, budgets, and planning in the areas mentioned above and is charged with managing faculty recruitment and development as well as promotion and tenure. The Provost also works closely with the Vice President for Medical Affairs/Dean of the College of Medicine to coordinate efforts related to the preparation of health care professionals.

USA is seeking candidates who possess: an earned doctoral degree as well as a record of distinguished teaching, research and scholarship with credentials commensurate with appointment as full professor with tenure; progressively responsible administrative experience, including experience as a dean or a position of comparable responsibility at an institution of similar size and complexity; a talent for innovation; a philosophy that fully embraces diversity and global communication among students and faculty; effective communication skills, a collaborative leadership style, and a reputation as a team-builder with the vision to move an institution forward within its defined mission; the confidence to make strategic decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic academic setting; versatile problem-solving talents, and the ability to be creative and proactive in budget planning.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Provost is selected, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials to our consulting firm at the address below by March 15, 2022, to ensure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and current resume. Please address materials to:

USA Provost Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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