University of North Florida — Provost

The University of North Florida (UNF), an urban, comprehensive university dedicated to individualized educational experiences and rooted in a commitment to impact metropolitan Jacksonville, is seeking a provost to join the University’s senior leadership team. The provost will play a crucial role as UNF aggressively develops and enacts a strategy to expand its impact in teaching and research while maintaining a commitment to the students who are always its first priority. 

The new provost will play an integral role in the continued transformation of the campus as the new president and his senior leadership team develop a strategic vision that will evolve into a strategic plan, affording the provost the opportunity to contribute to the development of institutional aspirations for the short- and long-term. The provost will engage with the deans, faculty and the entirety of the University community to address successfully the performance metrics established by the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida. The provost will create an environment that prioritizes programs and pedagogies that optimize the University’s approach to the metrics and will oversee an integrated academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management structure, which will require a provost with vision and the confidence to ask insightful questions that promote open dialogue and encourage cross-collaboration to build an excellent student experience. 

The successful candidate will be an engaged, strategic, collaborative and entrepreneurial leader with an unrelenting commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including experience with developing student success initiatives. The provost will embrace the faculty’s innovative research and service to the institution and will demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus community.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited and a comprehensive leadership profile outlining the procedures for candidacy can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

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