Indiana University — Executive Vice President and Provost

Indiana University, an AAU university, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost (Provost), the University’s chief academic officer. The University seeks a Provost with vision and integrity, who will continue to enhance the University’s distinction as a leader for innovation in public higher education. The Provost is the intellectual leader for the Indiana University Bloomington campus and is responsible for providing academic leadership for the campus and contributing to the academic excellence of the whole university. The Provost facilitates the highest quality faculty and student body by providing direction in matters related to academic programs and policies, new campus academic initiatives, promotion and tenure, faculty recognition, program quality, research, campus outreach and development, and faculty and student recruitment and retention. 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus and largest of IU’s seven campuses and two regional centers statewide. The University is home to top-ranked business and music schools, to the world’s first school of philanthropy, the nation’s first school of informatics, and the country’s largest medical school. IU Bloomington has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools, plus the Hutton Honors College, that run on a semester-based academic calendar. The campus is consistently ranked among the most beautiful in the nation and is home to more than 43,000 students from all 92 Indiana counties, 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 139 countries.

The Office of the Provost oversees all academic units on the Bloomington campus and coordinates initiatives related to faculty research, creative activity, and professional development; diversity and inclusion; sustainability and rural partnerships; health and safety; and student success and well-being. The provost promotes a campus environment of expansive inclusivity, rigorous intellectual inquiry, and compassionate engagement with the community in Bloomington and around the world.

The Provost reports directly to the President and is the Chief Academic Officer of the flagship campus, working with all academic and administrative units to meet the University’s strategic goals. The Provost has budgetary responsibility for more than $1.6 billion works and closely with the President, Senior Vice President and CFO and the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities to determine financial priorities and campus facility needs. In close partnership with vice provosts, deans, and directors of administrative units across campus, overseeing academic programs and policies; student and faculty recruitment and retention; diversity initiatives; research support; local and international outreach; and faculty promotion, tenure, and recognition. All campus vice provosts and deans, and several directors of administrative units report directly to the provost. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to the address below no later than October 19, 2021. Applications should include a letter of interest and CV.

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Leader and Managing Director
Tom Fitch, Managing Director
Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.