Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of North Florida, a nationally ranked comprehensive metropolitan university in Northeast Florida, aspires to be a preeminent public institution of higher learning, serving the North Florida region at a level of national quality. One of 12 public universities in the State of Florida, the university enrolls approximately 16,300 students and has a full-time faculty of more than 500 in five colleges, with a total annual budget of $262 million and an endowment of $90 million. Located on the historic First Coast, just 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and 10 miles from the heart of downtown Jacksonville (with an MSA population of 1.4 million), UNF is situated on a 1,300-acre campus, noted for its natural and built ecology, including a nature preserve. We are looking for a colleague to assume the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and to lead us in our efforts to negotiate the multiple challenges that are confronting higher education nationwide and to meet the region-specific opportunities that are unique to UNF. For an in-depth introduction to UNF, you can begin by exploring www.unf.edu/president/provost_search.aspx. Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have (i) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, (ii) a record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with tenure as a full professor in an academic department at UNF, and (iii) a minimum of five years of academic administrative experience in higher education, including program development and budgeting, and at least three years of line authority with evaluation of tenure-line faculty or comparable experience. Application Process: Complete the online application in the UNF Online Application System (OASys) at www.unfjobs.org and upload all required documents: letter of interest, including a comprehensive review of relevant experience, and CV (with names and contact information of five references). Letters of nomination should be sent to Thomas Serwatka, Chair, Provost Search Committee; Office of the President; University of North Florida; 1 UNF Drive; Jacksonville, FL 32224. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with initial screening commencing September 30, 2014. UNF is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Institution. UNF has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, administration, staff, students and ideas. The university encourages applications from ethnic and racial minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans and spouses, and women. Note: Please understand that the search and selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Sunshine” law (http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/DC0B20B7DC22B7418525791B006A54E4). Accordingly, our Search Committee meetings will be open to the public, and all documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.