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University of Iowa

Executive Vice President and Provost

Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa (University) seeks an Executive Vice President and Provost (Provost) to serve as chief academic officer and a voice of the institution. Reporting to the President, the Provost provides intellectual leadership to create, advance, and implement the academic mission of the University and oversees academic programs, a wide range of faculty matters, and student academic affairs. At a time of national debate about the role of public universities in our society, the University seeks an intellectual leader who is bold, innovative, and collaborative.

The University enrolls more than 33,000 students, employs over 18,000 faculty and staff, and offers a number of top-ranked programs. As a major national research university and member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) with a solid liberal arts and sciences foundation, the University is known nationally and internationally for excellence in education, passion for discovery, and a tradition of public service. The University offers a close-knit, collegial intellectual community that draws students and scholars from around the world. As a comprehensive institution, the University includes eleven colleges, one of the nation’s leading medical centers, and the only comprehensive academic medical center in the state. The University-wide budget is nearly $4 billion. In FY17, University researchers brought in $443.3 million in external research funding. Research is a key economic driver in the state and is projected to have a $2.4 billion impact on the Iowa economy by 2020.

The next Provost will join the institution at a transformative time. The University seeks a Provost with the vision and talents to match the aspirations of campus leaders. Working closely with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, the Provost will be ideally positioned to leverage the institution’s excellence in academics and service to achieve even higher levels of success and impact.

The next Provost will be an experienced administrator with a distinguished scholarly record and an uncompromising commitment to academic distinction enriched by a diverse and inclusive academic community. The Provost will partner with the President and the University community in building a strategic direction under a new financial model; balance the excellence of individual colleges with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary endeavors and collaboration; recruit and retain students; and provide leadership for a University-wide focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University seeks a strong spokesperson who will communicate on behalf of the University campus-wide, within the state of Iowa, nationally, and internationally.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest, should be submitted electronically to Michael Baer, Pamela Pezzoli or Kahn Lee at Isaacson, Miller via: www.imsearch.com/6602.  

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preference, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.




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Posted: 6/11/2018
Application Due: 8/10/2018
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