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November 15, 2013

Position Title
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Hiring Unit
Office of the Chancellor

The Opportunity
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a nationally recognized university that has established a remarkable regional reputation in higher education, is in a search for a Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. As a student-centered educational community with healthy enrollment, SIUE hopes to achieve greater recognition and academic prominence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential. SIUE seeks a Provost and Vice Chancellor who will provide strong, visionary leadership in all areas of the University. 

About the Position
Reporting to the Chancellor, the Provost oversees academic strategic planning and evaluation, and administers a budget of more than $107 million in academic and support units, $42 million in externally sponsored projects, and more than $147 million in student aid. Directly reporting to the Provost are:

  • Nine deans
  • Associate provosts for institutional diversity and inclusion, program development, and research
  • Assistant provost for academic innovation and effectiveness
  • Director of institutional research
  • Associate vice chancellors for enrollment management and information technology services

Areas of responsibility include overseeing academic planning, new program development, assessment, educational outreach, faculty development, institutional research, honors program, instructional services, international educational partnerships, retention, and the undergraduate research program. The Provost also oversees academic outreach activities, including the SIUE East St. Louis Center and SIUE Charter High School. Within the University, the Provost is a highly visible representative of the institution’s culture, promoting a spirit of cooperation and collaboration between academic and non-academic units. 

Responsibilities of the Provost Include

  • Support the University’s vision to attain national and global recognition and academic prominence through innovative and interdisciplinary programs
  • Advise the Chancellor on academic matters, working collegially with faculty, deans, senior staff and others with a commitment to shared governance
  • Provide leadership in the administration and development of high quality academic programs, and the delivery of an excellent educational  experience
  • Provide leadership in integrated enrollment management including recruitment and retention of highly qualified and diverse undergraduate and graduate students
  • Expand the use of learning technology and online programming
  • Expand institutional commitment and involvement in international education
  • Oversee and maintain the academic integrity of the institution
  • Develop, allocate and manage the academic budget
  • Facilitate the institution’s academic commitment to address and adapt to changes in higher education
  • Serve as an integral and collaborative member of the Chancellor’s Council, the University’s senior leadership team
  • Support research infrastructure to advance University scholarship
  • Support the ongoing partnership with Student Affairs to promote student retention and success
  • Promote the advancement of the University and support the deans in securing grants, contracts and private philanthropy
  • Facilitate and coordinate academic initiatives with the Southern Illinois University (SIU) system and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)

Qualifications Include

  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree and credentials to merit tenure as a professor in an academic discipline offered at the University
  • Academic leadership and progressive administrative experience with a record of achievement in successive senior administrative positions above the Department Chair level
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
  • A strong record of leadership, with demonstrated ability to plan strategically, prioritize appropriately, and follow through to completion
  • A strong record of success in building/managing academic programs and support services, experience in personnel decision-making, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies
  • A strong record of success in resource management, especially within a climate of fiscal challenge
  • A commitment to academic excellence, including quality teaching, research, and service
  • Demonstrated integrity with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Terms of Appointment
The new Provost should be prepared to begin July 1, 2014.

Salary Range
This position offers outstanding benefits and a senior level salary. 

Application Process
The application package should include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing the experience, interest in the position, key achievements and addressing the listed responsibilities and qualifications
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. Telephone numbers and addresses of at least four professional references who may be contacted later in the search process (advance notification to the candidate will be provided)

Applications and nominations may be sent to:
          Cathy Taylor
          Executive Recruiter & Public Relations Coordinator
          Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
          Box 1040
          Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1040

Or send electronically (preferred method) to Electronic transmission of materials in PDF format is preferred.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with priority consideration for applications received by January 6, 2014.


SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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