Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs - Internal Candidates Only

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Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs - Internal Candidates Only



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Prov and VP for Academic Affairs Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Lamar University, a public, Carnegie Doctoral Research University, invites applications and nominations of internal candidates for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The university seeks a dynamic and visionary leader experienced in the development and nurturing of undergraduate and graduate programs of excellence, providing effective support to faculty for the conduct of applied and basic research and the attraction of funding to support it from a variety of agencies and industries, the creation of entrepreneurial and fundraising activities, development of centers of excellence, and the management of a complex academic unit underpinned by collegiality and inclusiveness.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the university’s chief academic officer, exercising broad academic leadership and having administrative responsibility for academic personnel, programs, facilities, and services. Additional responsibilities include planning, development, evaluation, policy initiation and implementation, and budgeting within the Division of Academic Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess or be eligible for an appointment as a full professor with tenure including an earned doctorate, a record of teaching, scholarship, and service sufficient for appointment at the full professor with tenure rank.

S/he will able to demonstrate a commitment to shared governance and enhancing cultural diversity among students, faculty, and staff. Experience in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, curriculum development and accreditation preferred. Evidence of facilitation/collaboration with specific focus on cross disciplinary teaching and research initiatives is desired.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Special Instructions:

Dr. Vicki McNeil, Vice President of Student Engagement, is serving as Chair of the search committee. Applications will be accepted immediately and priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 11, 2021. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and three references. Submission of materials are PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Dr. Vicki McNeil @ [email protected]




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Posted: 12/5/2020
Application Due: 6/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time