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Columbus State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is the institution’s chief academic officer, reporting directly to the President and serving in a critical leadership role for the University. The Provost and Executive Vice President is second in command to the President, often taking action in the President’s absence.

The Provost and Executive Vice President will be an inspiring, strategic, and collaborative leader who provides vision, leadership and oversight for all areas related to Academic Affairs. The Provost and Executive Vice President will coordinate closely with the President to define and successfully implement a new strategic plan as Columbus State University continues its quest for national recognition through its commitment to student learning and success, expanded enrollment, improved student success rates, increased partnerships, research and creative activity and elevated academic reputation.

The Provost will work closely with the Faculty Senate, the Executive Leadership Team, the Deans’ Council, and the Chairs Council and provide academic leadership utilizing shared governance.

The successful candidate will 1) have an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution; 2) have a distinguished record of teaching, service and scholarly/creative achievement meriting appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure; 3) have a minimum of five years of creative and visionary leadership in academic initiatives with proven results at a dean’s level or higher; and 4) show a demonstrated commitment to shared governance and servant leadership.

Columbus State University is located in Columbus, the second largest city in Georgia, 90 miles southwest of Atlanta. The University is beginning its 58th year as a member of the University System of Georgia and enrolls more than 8,400 students. CSU is a comprehensive regional university with distinctive programs and nationally recognized record of partnership and outreach through efforts. such as its Leadership Institute, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Center, the Carson McCullers Center and the Spencer House, a CSU residence in Oxford, England. CSU is committed to the internationalization of the curriculum and offers more than 100 different programs of study, including a doctoral program in Curriculum and Educational Leadership.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Columbus State in the search.  Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  For best consideration, materials should be provided by September 5, 2016. Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Application materials should include 1) updated vitae, 2) letter of interest addressing how the candidate aligns with CSU’s values and direction, 3) statement of leadership philosophy, 4) names and contact information of five references.  Submission of materials as MS Word attachments is strongly encouraged. 

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850.650.2277 | Fax: 850.650.2272
E-mail: [email protected]
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Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.




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Posted: 7/21/2016
Application Due: 9/20/2016
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