University of Maryland Eastern Shore — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s Historically Black, 1890 Land-grant institution, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). A student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university, UMES seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to engage its diverse constituencies in embracing the rich history of the University as well as new and innovative ways to look at the future.

Founded in 1886 under the aegis of the United Methodist Church, UMES is a teaching, research, and doctoral institution that nurtures and launches leaders in a student-centered environment. Grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and sciences, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions, UMES is known for its nationally-accredited undergraduate and graduate program, applied research, and highly valued graduates. The University provides individuals, including first-generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success and intellectual and social growth. It prepares graduates to address challenges in a global knowledge-based economy, while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation and the world.

Located on 1,100 acres in the historic town of Princess Anne on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the University is less than three hours from the abundant cultural and recreational facilities of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Virginia Beach. The town of Salisbury, located 13 miles to the north, provides shopping and recreational facilities, and the seaside resort of Ocean City is less than an hour away.

Reporting directly to President Dr. Juliette Bell and serving as a member of her senior leadership team, the Provost is responsible for the design and implementation of the core academic mission of the University, advocating for faculty, students, and strong and relevant academic programs. Having recently attained status as a doctoral research university, the Provost will lead the division of Academic Affairs as it builds on the momentum of this accomplishment to advance both its reputation and effectiveness in providing a strong educational experience to students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The new Provost is expected to assume office on or about July 1, 2017.

Procedures for Nomination and Application
A full profile of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs position, including procedures for nomination and application, is available at Academic Search, Inc. Additional information about The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is available at www.umes.edu. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by April 9, 2017 can be assured full consideration.

This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Andrea Warren Hamos, Vice President and Senior Consultant, awh@academic-search.com.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, national origin or political affiliation. UMES encourages persons with disabilities to apply. In addition, the University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in employment on the basis of sex.


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