Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Global Engagement & Dean of the Graduate School

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Feb 22, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration, Provosts
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for the newly established position of Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Global Engagement (VPGSGE) & Dean of the Graduate School.  This leadership position is designed to renew and invigorate our commitment to high quality, cutting-edge graduate programming and global engagement in line with the values and initiatives of the LSU Strategic Plan 2025: Leading Louisiana. Impacting the World. LSU currently offers a highly differentiated portfolio of graduate offerings that includes graduate certificates, master’s degrees, and doctorates in traditional and online delivery formats.

Responsibilities: The Vice Provost manages policies, supervises operations, and has administrative oversight for the Graduate School and International Programs. As Chief Operating Officer of the Graduate School, the VPGSGE oversees centralized graduate functions and communications, provides guidance and support to the colleges and departments regarding decentralized graduate programs, manages the data collection and analytics for reports on graduate education, and provides leadership in graduate student services and advocacy. The major units within the Graduate School are Admissions and Recruiting, and Academic Services. As Chief Operating Officer of International Programs, the VPGSGE oversees the institutional commitment to developing policies and processes that infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout undergraduate and graduate research, teaching, and service missions of the university, and facilitates international partnerships with academic institutions abroad. International Services, International Development and Outreach, and the International Cultural Center are the major units within International Programs.  In both capacities, the VPGSGE works closely with academic deans on recruiting and retention of graduate and international students and faculty, and professional development opportunities for graduate students. The Vice Provost reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost as a member of the leadership team.

Required Qualifications: Ability to provide visionary leadership in graduate education and international programs; extensive administrative experience including responsibility for budgetary and personnel matters; experience with international engagement such as academic programming, student or faculty recruitment and exchanges and/or forging inter-institutional agreements or relationships; commitment to the values and disciplines of graduate education and international affairs. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment as Full Professor in her or his respective field with a distinguished record of scholarly activities.

About LSU: LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 21 universities nationwide holding land-, sea-, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of more than 36,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crape myrtle, camellia, and azalea.

Applications will be accepted online at Candidates must include a letter of application, CV, and a list of potential references with online application materials. Review of applications will begin April 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.