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Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Date Posted 04/16/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University.

The Provost is supervised by the Chancellor and supervises academic administrators, professional and support staff.

The Provost oversees the following Colleges: Agriculture; Engineering & Computer Science; Education & Behavioral Science; Liberal Arts & Communication; Neil Griffin College of Business; Nursing & Health Professions; Sciences & Mathematics; Undergraduate Studies; and Graduate Programs.

The Provost also oversees areas including: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Campus Queretaro, Institutional Research, Library, Registrar, Assessment, Museum, and Research & Technology Transfer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fosters intellectual growth, student learning, and scholarly and creative activities by providing academic strategic planning, administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs at the University. Provide leadership in internationalizing the campus and advancing multidisciplinary scholarship, and providing leadership and guidance on diversity initiatives for faculty, staff and students;

  • Demonstrates sound fiscal management and empirical-based decision making by overseeing program development, budgets, and facilities of all academic and academic support units;

  • Ensures an active and expanding dialogue with external constituencies by encouraging partnerships with external constituents and public organizations, engaging in effective university advancement and facilitating the mission of the University;

  • Implements the strategic academic vision by authorizing faculty appointments, recommending all promotions and tenure decisions to the Chancellor, making final decisions about the allocation of academic space;

  • Works closely with the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in implementing and evaluating major research initiatives of the University;

  • Works with the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Dean of Students in addressing the educational support needs and extra-curricular priorities for students, and with the other Vice Chancellors of the University in coordinating and overseeing the overall mission of the University;

  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses as needed;

  • Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties as assigned and/or needed;

  • Works in collaboration with the New York Institute of Technology - Medical school.

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  • An appreciation of shared governance and evidence of strong abilities to work effectively and collaboratively with University administration, faculty, students, staff and other constituent groups and partners, both within and outside the University;

  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required, as well as excellent interpersonal skills;

  • An understanding of emerging technologies and effective application of instructional technologies to enhance student learning;

  • An understanding of contemporary issues in higher education;

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development of faculty and academic administrators.

General Days/Hours:


Participation in local, state, and national organizations is encouraged. Travel to conferences and training sessions is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctorate is required.

  • Experience and academic credentials consistent with the rank of professor, as demonstrated by a distinguished record of teaching, scholarly publications, and/or creative accomplishments that exhibit commitment to academic excellence.

  • A history of progressively responsible, successful experience as an academic administrator at the dean level or above involving both graduate and undergraduate programs, including responsibility for budget, personnel, and evaluation is required.

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