Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The University of North Carolina Asheville seeks a Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to take office by mid-summer 2019. One of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system, and international headquarters of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), the University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate champion of liberal arts education. UNC Asheville enrolls 3,900 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. The University is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate champion of liberal arts education who embraces the distinctive role of a public university.
Reporting directly to the new Chancellor, Nancy J. Cable, and serving as a member of her Cabinet and senior leadership team, the Provost is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and effectiveness of the University's academic programs. The Provost is expected to have a proven record of support for diversity, inclusive excellence, and transparency in decision making; and of promoting innovative approaches to teaching and learning, global education, and shared governance. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who acts with integrity and moral courage, possesses the ability to communicate with diverse constituents, and fosters collegiality and clarity in the decision-making process.
The new Provost must possess an earned doctorate, demonstrate academic scholarship, have a record of successful institutional leadership in liberal arts and sciences institutions or related fields, and demonstrate the ability to lead across multiple academic disciplines and departments.
Information and Application Process Instructions
How to Apply: See the position profile at https://www.academic-search.com/sites/default/files/UNCAProvostProfile.pdf. Priority review of applications will begin February 22 and continue until the position is filled. Applications are to include a detailed letter of interest addressing the expectations of the position; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission. Applications and nominations may be sent electronically in complete confidence, to: UNCAprovost@academic-search.com.
The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A confidential discussion may be arranged by contacting either of the Senior Consultants: Cynthia M. Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Warren Hamos at email@example.com.
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