Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) seeks a proven leader to serve as the chief architect of the academic enterprise in the role of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Located on a 420-acre campus in the heart of the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work.
Founded in 1895 as a private liberal arts institution, UT Arlington today enrolls approximately 48,000 students on campus and online and employs nearly 5,000 faculty and staff. The University has the third most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) and is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American. Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (U.S. Department of Education). UTA graduates more African American students at the undergraduate and master's degree levels than any other Texas university (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021).
UT Arlington offers more than 180 baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across nine schools and colleges, including the largest nursing college at a public university in the country. Students hail from coast to coast and over 100 countries worldwide, with around 10,000 living on or near campus. Each year, approximately 14,000 graduates join the ranks of UTA alumni, now numbering more than 250,000.
In addition to nurturing student success, UTA is focused on making an impact through innovative research. The University is a Carnegie Very High Research (R1) University and this year reached Texas Tier 1 status. Anchored by its five strategic pillars—health and the human condition, sustainable communities, global environmental impact, data-driven discovery, and culture and societal transformations—the University’s research portfolio has seen significant growth over the past decade, with expenditures reaching $125 million in 2021. Faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities to make important breakthroughs in areas such as sustainable infrastructure, healthy aging, high-energy physics, cardiovascular disease, machine-learning systems, and more.
The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President and serves as the Chief Academic Officer, with responsibilities for all academic programs and for developing and implementing the academic priorities. This effort will require an exceptional ability to lead within a complex organization, a broad intellectual orientation and appreciation for future trends in education, and a passion for the mission of public higher education.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated leadership excellence in complex higher education settings, a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion, a strong reputation as a scholar/teacher with impeccable integrity, a terminal degree, and credentials appropriate for appointment as a tenured Professor at UTA.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to [email protected] no later than April 4, 2022. Application materials will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. The full position profile can be found here.
R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director
Amanda Bennett, Director of Research and Senior Associate
TaJuan Wilson, Managing Associate
For more information on UTA, please visit: https://www.uta.edu/
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities, pregnancy, genetic information, and/or veteran status. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. See the University of Texas at Arlington’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
Campus Safety and Security
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