University of South Florida — Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of South Florida (USF) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Fueled by its standing as one of the nation’s fastest-rising universities in the realm of research productivity, student success, and the positive impact made on the communities it serves, the University of South Florida is moving on a fast track into a bold and exciting future. At this unique moment in its history, USF is poised to take its next step toward excellence, as it seeks an impassioned, inclusive, and visionary Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs to provide effective strategic leadership that advances the quality, reputation, and ambitious goals of the University.

Situated in the diverse and fast-growing Tampa Bay region, the University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves more than 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and professional degrees. Across 13 colleges, undergraduates choose from more than 200 majors, minors, and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and health. USF has an annual budget of $2.3 billion and generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past decade, no university, public or private, has risen more spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities. Founded in 1956, USF is a relatively young university with rich traditions—traditions of access and opportunity for students, academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and service to the community.

Reporting to the President, the Provost serves as the chief academic officer for USF and the second ranking officer of the University. The Provost provides university-wide leadership in planning, establishing priorities, assessing needs, and evaluating outcomes for programs and functions to further the academic mission including strategic planning, program planning and review, enrollment management, distance learning, and accountability and institutional effectiveness. The Provost has budgetary responsibility for $626 million, allocated in an inclusive and transparent process. USF seeks a Provost with vision and integrity who will continue to enhance the University’s distinction as a leader for innovation in higher education. The next provost will have earned a terminal degree and meet University criteria for appointment to the rank of Professor.

In accordance with the State of Florida’s open records laws, all nominations, applications, and letters of interest will be made public. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Lisa Solinsky, Senior Search Associate
Abby Kallin, Associate

For more information, please visit USF’s home page at

The University of South Florida celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence in alignment with our institutional mission. We believe our future success as an institution requires that we attract and retain a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All job decisions at USF are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.