Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Led by President Richard Benson, UTD is a Carnegie R1 classification (Doctoral Universities – highest research activity) institution, located in a suburban setting 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. The University enrolls 26,793 students in all—17,350 undergraduate and 9,443 graduate—and offers a broad array of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs.
The University is known for its long-established and well-earned reputation for student and faculty excellence. The Fall 2016 freshman class includes 119 National Merit Scholars, bringing the total number of National Merit Scholars enrolled at the University to 390. Based on the number of National Merit Scholars in the 2016 freshman class, the University is ranked 17th in the nation; 8th among public universities. Since 1990, refereed papers published by the UTD faculty earned a Web of Science, InCites, Normalized Citation Index Score of 1.29 which places it among the upper echelon of research universities in the nation, ahead of many well regarded institutions such as Ohio State University, Texas A&M University-College Station, University of Florida, University of Miami and Tulane University. The stature of the University is reflected by its ranking in the Times Higher Education as the top U.S. university in the “Top 100 under 50” (years since founding). UT Dallas consistently ranks as a “Best Value” by Kiplinger and Princeton Review, and a number of its degree programs are highly ranked within their academic domains.
Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost serves as the University’s Chief Academic Officer, with responsibility for all academic programs as well as the implementation of the academic priorities of UTD’s Strategic Plan. The Provost must be able to lead within a complex organization, have a broad intellectual orientation, an appreciation for future trends in education, and a passion for the mission of public higher education. A critical member of the President’s cabinet, the Provost works with the senior leadership team in the common effort to continuously enhance the productivity of the faculty and staff and to provide ever-greater opportunities for student growth and achievement.
Individuals nominated and those who wish to apply should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae and a bullet point summary of leadership roles held, including the scope of responsibilities and major accomplishments in each. Letters of interest are welcomed, but not required. Review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All nominations and applications should be sent electronically to:
Consultant to the Search Committee
Russell Reynolds Associates
The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.