Rutgers University–Camden — Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost

Rutgers University–Camden invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.  

Founded in 1926 as the South Jersey Law School, and joining Rutgers in 1950, Rutgers University–Camden is a leader in education and research. Rutgers–Camden enrolls roughly 6,700 undergraduate and graduate students, employs more than 1,300 faculty and staff, and has more than 55,000 alumni. The institution is located in the University District of Camden, a city nationally known for its determination and resilience, in the heart of the metro Philadelphia region. An R2 University, Rutgers University–Camden boasts a unique student body, 25 percent of whom are first-generation students and more than 50 percent are from underrepresented racial or ethnic backgrounds, classifying them as a Minority Serving Institution. Rutgers University-Camden is home to the following schools and colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School, the School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, and Rutgers Law School with locations in Camden and Newark, NJ. 

Reporting directly to the Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor and a member of the Chancellor’s executive leadership team, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer, providing leadership and vision in planning, developing, and implementing academic programs and ensuring the quality and growth of educational offerings and academic support functions. The Provost is the top advisor to the Chancellor on academic matters and is responsible for assessment and oversight of instructional programs and academic policies. The Provost works in conjunction with the Chancellor to enhance the effectiveness in the academic and research reputations of Rutgers University–Camden.

The Provost oversees executive functions and duties of the deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FASC), School of Business–Camden (SBC), the School of Nursing–Camden (SNC), as well as the co-Dean of the Rutgers School of Law. The Provost also works to develop unit-specific priorities and plans that are aligned with the strategic direction of the campus at large. In addition, the Provost develops strategies that will lead to student retention, progression, and completion of degree requirements, as well as the implementation of initiatives that advance scholarly and creative pursuits among faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows. 

The next Provost will embody Rutgers University–Camden’s core values, including the highest levels of integrity and empathy; a dedication to growing and fostering a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community;  a respect for – and support of – students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and community members; a passion for creating opportunity and accessibility in education; innovative approaches to supporting scholarship and securing extramural funding; and the clarity of vision and leadership to address the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the decades to come. 

The ideal candidate will have substantive fiscal and personnel management experience and a strong business acumen (knowledge of the RCM-budgetary model is helpful); a high level of cultural competency and a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and creating a beloved community; a distinguished record of scholarly publications and teaching exhibiting exemplary academic and pedagogical excellence; a demonstrated commitment to fostering cross-unit collaboration and interdisciplinary scholarship; experience with national accrediting bodies; a foundational understanding of – and deep respect for – shared governance and faculty and student engagement; and a record of accomplishment engaging with and supporting local and regional urban communities. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Managing Associate
Linda Chavers, Managing Associate
RUCamdenProvost@storbecksearch.com

For more information, please visit Rutgers University–Camden’s home page at https://camden.rutgers.edu. 

Rutgers University is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and welcoming workplace – an environment of excellence in which all individuals can participate to the full level of their capabilities, realize their aspirations and contribute to the increasingly global society in which we live. 

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