Senior Vice President and Provost

Norman, Oklahoma
Jan 05, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Oklahoma (OU) invites nominations and applications for a dynamic and innovative Senior Vice President and Provost. The University of Oklahoma is a thriving institution, one of the premier, comprehensive, public, R1 research universities in the nation, proud of its public mission and eager to continue its ascent up the ranks of excellence. In furtherance of this, OU seeks a leader whose vision places a priority on community, educational rigor, traditional and applied scholarship, teaching, a global presence, and public service.

The Senior Vice President and Provost of the Norman campus reports to the President of the University and is responsible for fulfilling the academic mission of the University. As the Chief Academic Officer of the Norman campus, the Provost provides academic and administrative leadership for instruction, research and creative activity, and public service. The Provost is responsible for intellectual standards and academic policies; institutional planning and budgeting; resource and enrollment management; and the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty and students. The Provost works closely with members of the staff, the college deans, and other administrative leaders to carry out these responsibilities.

OU has over 30,000 students and more than 2,700 full-time faculty members offering nearly 500 different graduate and undergraduate degree programs on three campuses (Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa). OU is in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma. The city of Norman, a vibrant community, is consistently a contender on “best place to live” rankings with outstanding schools, amenities, a low cost of living, small town charm, and a variety of recreational opportunities. Norman is located just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, the capital and economic hub of the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Metroplex, including Norman and several other suburban cities, is home to about 1.5 million residents, offering all the amenities of a major, modern metropolitan community, including rich cultural diversity and heritage, an abundance of the arts, superb dining and nightlife, major sporting and concert events, family entertainment, recreational adventure activities, and much more.

The Provost’s Office oversees curricular standards and academic policies; faculty recruitment and development; institutional planning and budgeting; and resource and enrollment management. The Office works closely with institutional leaders, academic support units, faculty, and staff to promote excellence and support the academic experience of students.

The Senior Vice President and Provost must be visionary, politically astute, and committed to public service and diversity, equity, and inclusion necessary to advance the university and inspire its multiple constituencies. The ideal candidate will possess proven experience as an innovative, collaborative, and accomplished leader with a successful record of advancing complex organizations or institutions. Candidates should have a distinguished record of achievement and professional credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor.

Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to January 29, 2021. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the University of Oklahoma in this search. Initial screening of the applications and nominations will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates

Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

Shelley Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272

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The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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