Associate Provost

Odessa, Texas
Feb 02, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration, Provosts
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a general academic university of The University of Texas System whose mission is to provide quality education to all students in a supportive in-person and online educational environment; to promote excellence in teaching, research and service; and to serve as a resource for the intellectual, social, economic, technological advancement, and healthcare of the diverse constituency in Texas and the region.

Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to more than 7,000 students from all over the U.S. and the world, as well as 250 teaching faculty. It offers 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study across five colleges and schools: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and the College of Nursing. The student-teacher ratio is 18/1, and 90 percent of the tenure-track faculty hold doctorates in their teaching fields.



Serve as the University’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Oversee the University’s Institutional Effectiveness System, Maintain the Academic Program Review System, Assist with specialized professional accreditations, Oversee the University’s Core (General Education) Curriculum and its assessment, Assist with the support and assurance of academic program quality, teaching, research, creative and service excellence, Assist in the development of Academic Affairs and university policies, Assist with creation and implementation of effective faculty professional development opportunities and initiatives, Assist in the creation and oversight of a comprehensive academic affairs strategy that is aligned with the University’s strategic plan, Assist in identifying and developing new, innovative and relevant educational programs and opportunities, and assure these new programs are properly reviewed and approved by appropriate internal and external stakeholders, Monitor program success and viability with respect to enrollment, retention, graduation rates and student success, Assist with the creation of measurable faculty and staff performance indicators and expectations (including workload) and evaluations that align with the strategic plan(s) of the University, Assist with matters related to student success and student concerns, Assist with identifying, pursuing and developing external partnerships with local industry, educational and other private and public entities, Assist with completing reports required by The University of Texas System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Oversee Academic Affairs’ Communications and Webpage, Represent the Provost’s Office and/or the University as required, Other duties as assigned


Advanced degree(s) required (terminal degree preferred), Faculty experience desirable (required for Associate Provost rank), Experience with regional (SACSCOC preferred) and specialized accreditation, Knowledge of university institutional effectiveness systems, Proficient with data and knowledge of data analytics, Proven ability to work effectively with faculty and within a culture of shared governance, Excellent management and communication skills, Demonstrable ability to achieve results within a collegial system of shared governance, Evidence of effective self-direction, sound judgment, emotional intelligence and diplomacy, Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with units across the University, Possess a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation, Maintaining academic programs responsive to the needs of learners, the state and the region, Supporting faculty research and creative activities of regional, state and national distinction, Serving as a resource for the intellectual, cultural, technological and economic advancement of Texas citizens, particularly those in West Texas, Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of instructional and support programs to achieve the standards of performance Texans expect from their higher educational institutions

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant/Associate Provost beginning July 2018.


Founded in 1881 as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroads, Odessa, Texas, is a vibrant, fast-growing small city whose economic growth and technological advancements have global significance.  Located midway between Ft. Worth and El Paso, Odessa is home to approximately 118,000 residents and covers an area of 44 square miles situated above the Permian Basin, a large sedimentary deposit containing significant oil and natural gas reserves formed approximately 280 million years ago. Although oil and gas remains Odessa’s largest industry the city is also recognized as a major health industry hub featuring three hospitals, a cancer center and several medical specialists.

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Alan Medders, Ph.D. and John Thornell, Ph.D will be assisting the University with the search. If you have questions or would like to have a confidential conversation about the position, call 256-239-2305 or e-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.

Candidates for this position will be considered through March 2, 2018.