Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Texas State University
San Marcos

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Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

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San Marcos


Office of the Provost and VPAA

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Open to All

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Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

The successful candidate should have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • A distinguished record in teaching and scholarship with an earned doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) to warrant an academic appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure in one of Texas State University’s academic departments.
  • A progressive and successful record of administrative leadership at a complex, comprehensive university that excels in teaching and research.
  • An innovative and entrepreneurial approach; energy and excitement for an ambitious institutional agenda; an understanding of how to effectively manage change within an organization; a systems mindset that sees the big picture of the institution and seeks to align strategies, resources, policies, and procedures with institutional goals; and an understanding of current and future opportunities and challenges in higher education.
  • Exceptional skills in resource management, including a proven ability to solve a variety of fiscal, budgetary, personnel, and management challenges in a rapidly changing academic environment.
  • A proven record in effectively recruiting, mentoring, and retaining talented leaders and creating a collegial and collaborative environment that leverages their skills and empowers them to succeed.
  • A commitment to being a collaborative team member and the ability to work effectively and collegially across all parts of the university to advance the institution’s goals.
  • The ability to understand, support, and celebrate the wide range of academic disciplines and programs at Texas State and experience supporting and developing cutting-edge academic offerings by engaging faculty, industry, research entities, and community organizations in discussions about future economic, workforce, scientific, technological, social, and cultural needs. This individual should bring experience evaluating new and existing academic programs to ensure they align with institutional goals.
  • A record of advancing student success for a diverse student body and a commitment to creating and sustaining an excellent student experience that includes the highest quality instruction, academic support (including advising and libraries), and co-curricular experiences.
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting faculty excellence, including promoting high-quality and impactful teaching and academic research; experience recruiting and retaining exceptional faculty; and an ability to recognize, leverage, and celebrate faculty strengths across tenure track and nontenure track faculty.
  • Experience advancing research, scholarship, and creative activity at an institution and experience supporting high-quality graduate education, including doctoral programs. Texas State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 6
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, an engaged listener who genuinely seeks the perspectives of others, a commitment to shared governance and record of successfully navigating a shared governance environment, and the ability to effectively communicate actions and ideas.

Job Description:

Texas State University seeks a provost and executive vice president for academic affairs who can energetically and collaboratively advance the university’s ambitious strategic vision, Hopes and Aspirations High.

Job Duties:

The provost will play a key role in examining structures, resource allocation, policies, and procedures to ensure the efforts of faculty, staff, and administrators align with the goals of the university. The next provost must have a deep commitment to shared governance and collaboration. This individual should be deeply committed to listening, engaging, and communicating in this time of excitement and change at Texas State.

Additional Information to Applicants:

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by September 22, 2023 Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Ryan Crawford, Julia Bradley, and Luis Bertot at

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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601 University Drive
San Marcos
United States

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