Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School , School of Public Health, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.
Brown University invites applications for the position of Provost, to begin July 1, 2014. The position reports to the University President, Christina H. Paxson. The University seeks an individual with proven administrative experience, broad intellectual interests, and a track record of rigorous and innovative thinking. The Provost must understand and support the diverse reaches of university life.
Responsibilities: The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of Brown University. As such, he or she is responsible for the leadership and broad oversight of the University’s academic programs and for consistency and effectiveness in the development, ongoing revision, and implementation of Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown. The Provost is second in seniority and serves as the officer in charge of the University in the absence of the President. To ensure that University resources are applied in a manner consistent with Brown’s academic mission, the Provost chairs the Academic Priorities Committee, the University Resources Committee, and the University Space Committee. The Provost oversees the University’s resource allocation process, ensuring that the operating and capital budgets are strategically allocated in support of academic priorities and objectives. Overseeing the academic deans, directors of major research centers, and the vice presidents for research and international affairs as well as computing and library resources, the Provost assures that the resources needed to carry out the teaching and research mission of the University are substantial and appropriate. The Provost also receives recommendations regarding faculty appointment, reappointment, tenure and promotion for all University faculty.
Qualifications: Brown has a tradition of providing excellent education for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students and supporting faculty who are outstanding teachers and researchers. Suitable candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and be eligible for a tenured appointment in an existing department at Brown University. A doctoral degree is required.
Application Process: Applications, including a letter of interest and CV, are currently being accepted and reviewed. We encourage applicants to submit materials on or before March 7, 2014. Applications should be sent to:
Kimberly Roskiewicz, Assistant to the President
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
or via email at: Kimberly_Roskiewicz@brown.edu
Brown University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran.