Miami University seeks a strategic and innovative provost and executive vice president for academic affairs to lead the university’s efforts to strengthen its image as a nationally-recognized, student-centered public research university. This collegial leader will serve as a vital member of the president’s executive cabinet by partnering with campus administration in sustaining its academic enterprise through community engagement, diversity, and inclusion, as well as, the advancement of cutting-edge research and practice. The provost will provide exceptional oversight of a breadth of academic disciplines, centers, institutes, committees, and councils. This individual will also lead and advocate for 1152 full-time instructional faculty and a staff of more than 420 and oversees a budget of approximately $280M.
Reporting directly to President Gregory Crawford, Ph.D., the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer. The provost is expected to be the academic and scholarly leader of the university, with ultimate responsibility for all academic programs, operations, and initiatives, and to manage a significant part of the academic budget. The provost has primary oversight of all academic operations of the university, including faculty promotion and tenure, administrative structures of colleges, centers, and the Regionals.
The provost also will be responsible for the creation and implementation of programs consonant with the university's strategic plan to be launched in July 2019. The provost will draw upon the highly collaborative nature of the Miami University campus to guide the schools and colleges to execute the strategic plan. The provost will be responsible for the appointment and evaluation of all direct reports.
Miami seeks to enhance student performance, the standing of scholarly programs in their respective communities, and the acquisition of external support for these programs. In addition, the provost will be responsible for working with the senior vice president for finance, associate provost for research, and senior vice president for advancement to develop a collaborative vision for the academic and research enterprise of the university, to advance Miami’s funding, and to enhance the research profile nationally, especially where undergraduates are involved. The provost also will be expected to work closely with the senior vice president for enrollment management and student success to enhance classroom quality and Miami’s national reputation for undergraduate education.
The provost oversees an office budget of $13M and a number of dedicated and hardworking individuals. Direct reports to the provost currently include:
Two Associate Provosts
Dean of the College of Arts and Science
Dean of the Farmer School of Business
Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing
Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Society
Dean of the College of Creative Arts
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science/Associate Provost (Hamilton and Middletown Campuses)
Dean of the Graduate School
Dean of the Libraries
Four Assistant Provosts for Academic Personnel, Budget and Analysis, Global Initiatives, and Intuitional Research and Effectiveness
Academic personnel of the Center for Teaching Excellence, E-Learning, Global Initiatives, and Undergraduate Education:
Center for American and World Cultures
The Confucius Institute,
Education Abroad and International Students and Scholars
University Honors Programs
Howe Center for Writing Excellence
Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship
Director of the Myaamia Center
Office of Institutional Research
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a minimum of ten years’ substantial, successful leadership experience;
an earned terminal degree, and an outstanding record in education and research commensurate with the appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure;
a career progression that has prepared them for a position of this scope, complexity, and scale.
Internal Number: 6871
About Miami University
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”