Washington University in St. Louis — Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity

Washington University in St. Louis seeks an exceptional academic leader, scholar and administrator to serve as vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity. Serving directly under Provost Beverly Wendland, the vice provost will be a critical addition to the university’s senior leadership team and play a key role in WashU’s forthcoming strategic planning process.

The vice provost will champion Washington University’s commitment to faculty diversity and development, collaborating with stakeholders across the institution to cultivate and inspire an even stronger climate of diversity and inclusive excellence.

The vice provost will provide central stewardship and accountability for faculty diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, strengthen leadership development, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and research, and further enhance academic excellence.

WashU offers student-centered undergraduate educational excellence within a world-class, research-intensive university. Faculty across seven schools educate and prepare approximately 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students across more than 300 degree programs.

The university has a strong arts and sciences core, innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs, a thriving academic medical enterprise, and a rich collection of professional schools spanning architecture and the arts, business, engineering, law and social work.

The ideal candidate will have had substantial administrative and program-building experience and a record of leadership mobilizing stakeholders to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. A record of scholarship and credentials commensurate with a professorial appointment with tenure is required. To learn more, read this comprehensive leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Washington University in this search. Applications will be considered until the appointment is made. Candidate materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang, Charlene Aguilar and Bree Liddell at WashUViceProvost@wittkieffer.com. 

Washington University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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