University of North Carolina at Greensboro — Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a collaborative, experienced, entrepreneurial, and dedicated academic affairs leader to serve as its next Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor (Provost). This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned professional who demonstrates strategic thinking, creative energy, good judgment, and superior communication skills to lead the academic affairs division at an institution with an impressive upward trajectory while paving a path that anticipates future changes in the public higher education landscape. 

Founded in 1891, UNCG is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university and one of the three original institutions of the University of North Carolina System. The University holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching—as a “doctoral university with high research activity” and as a university with a deep “community engagement” in its curriculum, outreach, and partnerships. UNCG is also a federally designated Minority-Serving Institution. The University enrolls approximately 20,000 students, including more than 3,600 graduate students.  According to U.S. News & World Report, UNCG is the most diverse public university in North Carolina. U.S. News also ranks UNCG first in North Carolina and among the top 20 public institutions in the nation for social mobility of undergraduate students. 

UNCG embraces its status as an R2 institution and at the same time is fiercely passionate about student access, diversity, and community engagement. The University has a growing profile as a national leader in outcomes for students from rural, low-income, and under-represented minority backgrounds; the U.S. Department of Education has recently cited the institution for “excelling in access and success” with Pell-eligible students. The University is among a very small number of research institutions in the US that have closed the race/ethnicity-based graduation gap. UNCG is known for its inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration; and for its long track record of changing the trajectory of students’ lives. 

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Provost will serve as a champion of UNCG’s faculty, demonstrating a leadership style that is transparent and engaged. This individual will possess the knowledge and experience to develop successful strategies that strengthen academic programs, their delivery, and their impact. The Provost has 20 direct reports and oversees Academic Affairs (which includes the divisions of Student Affairs and Research and Engagement) with a total budget of more than $380 million (FY19-20). The successful candidate will be resourceful, imaginative, and forward-thinking, with a record of collaborative academic and administrative oversight. An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is required, as is a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment to the rank of full professor.

UNCG has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence to:

Jeff Kessner, Managing Associate
Jackie Mildner, Partner
Peter Lange, Senior Advisor
www.imsearch.com/7346

Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

In adherence to the UNCG Policy on Discriminatory Conduct, the University has been and will continue to be committed to the equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, creed, veterans status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

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