Robert Morris University — Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Robert Morris University is launching a search for a strong, experienced leader to serve as the Provost/VP for Academic Affairs to join the leadership team of President Michelle Patrick. The university invites applications and nominations from experienced and highly qualified leaders who are committed to providing excellent undergraduate and graduate education. 

The Provost, reporting directly to the President, is responsible for all academic programs and the library. They will work closely with the President and Cabinet in leading all aspects of the University, and serve as a key member of the President’s Cabinet. This position also chairs the Dean’s Council, works closely with the Board of Trustees and Board Committees, and is active in external and governmental relations. 

The new Provost comes to the University at a time of exciting leadership change for RMU, with the opportunity to work in partnership with a dynamic new President. The Provost will have responsibility for providing leadership for the academic aspects of the strategic planning process, linking the faculty and the academic programs to other major areas and initiatives of the University. The Provost will be a mission-driven, forward-thinking academic leader who has demonstrated experience working with faculty and across disciplinary lines. There is an opportunity to bring an entrepreneurial mindset and build a meaningful partnership between the administration and faculty, and across the campus with the Deans and leadership team. 

Robert Morris University’s recent history has been marked by its transformation from a regional commuter college to a nationally recognized, comprehensive doctoral university in Pittsburgh, PA. Established in 1921 as a school of accountancy, RMU has built on its foundations in business to become a vibrant, expansive institution that is home to more than 3,700 students who are served by a broad portfolio of professionally-focused programs in the fields of Business, healthcare, Nursing, and STEM among others. RMU offers more than 60 undergraduate areas of student across four academic schools. The institution also provides 35 professionally focused graduate degree programs and certificate programs. For more information, visit RMU’s website at: 

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile here: 

Nominations and Applications

Candidates should provide a letter of interest addressing the priorities outlined in the leadership profile, a CV/resume, and the names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

For best consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2022. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made. 

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically to: 

AGB Search is assisting Robert Morris University with this important search. Please direct nominations and inquiries to the AGB Search Consultants: 

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Principal, / (484) 554-4542

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney, Principal, / (208) 589-8896

Mr. Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Associate, / (802) 345-1279

 Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.