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Provost & Executive Vice President

Posted: 08/28/2022

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Job no: 500849
Department: Provost & VP for Acad Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration, Teaching, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Provost & Executive Vice President
Salary/Grade: Salaried
Hours Per Week: Full Time

Job Summary:
Reporting directly to the President of Miami University, 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, and administrative structures of colleges, centers, and the regional campuses.

This individual will also lead and advocate for approximately 1,000 full-time instructional faculty and a staff of nearly 500 and oversee an academic budget of approximately $300M. The ideal candidate will bring substantial experience leading academic efforts in higher education. The next Provost and Executive Vice President will have an earned terminal degree and an outstanding record in education and research commensurate with the appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure. And additionally, a minimum of ten years’ leadership experience with a career progression that has prepared them for a position of this scope, complexity, and scale.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
Desired Qualifications:
  • A commitment to inclusive excellence and ability to ensure a welcoming, nurturing, and equitable environment for a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students, and a track record of leadership in this arena;
  • High integrity and superb judgment and an ability to exemplify fairness, empathy, and responsiveness;
  • Credibility and trustworthiness, with a capacity to set high standards and empower others;
  • Exceptional budgetary and financial management skills;
  • Experience as a distinguished teacher-scholar;
  • The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with the many constituencies whose contributions are required for the success of the university, including but not limited to faculty, administrators, staff, students, Board members, alumni, donors, and community partners;
  • The ability to set high standards for faculty and willingness to communicate those standards with exceptional clarity;
  • Broad and transdisciplinary thinking, not only in leadership but also in past scholarship and teaching that demonstrates acumen for crossing boundaries;
  • Creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to bring new ideas to fruition in a timely fashion;
  • A proven ability to move new programs through a multitude of governance processes on campus and within state administration;
  • An ability to lead a community with compassion and sensitivity through a time of significant growth and change;
  • Experience in fundraising, preferably with experience in government grants and foundation, corporate, and philanthropic gifts.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Miami University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search.  Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:
R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director
Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate
Storbeck Search

Requested application materials include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references.
For additional information, please see the full position specification here:  or contact Storbeck Search.

Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.  Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a Provost is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 10th, 2022 to the following address:
While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.

Benefits Eligible:

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.
Advertised: 01 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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