Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Application deadline: January 30, 2023
Senior Consultant: Maya Kirkhope
Associate Consultant: Elizabeth Varner
The State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz), a selective and highly regarded, public, four-year university of more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). Reporting to President Darrell Wheeler, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for the vision, strategic leadership, and operational management of the academic programs and personnel of the institution. New Paltz is located near the foothills of the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains in the scenic Hudson Valley, about 75 miles from metropolitan New York City and from the state capital of Albany. The new Provost is to assume office in July 2023.
The Division of Academic Affairs at New Paltz is extensive, with 336 full-time faculty and 301 part-time faculty, and has a strong academic and administrative impact across campus. In addition to the five academic schools: Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Fine & Performing Arts, and Science & Engineering, academic components of the division include Graduate, Professional & Interdisciplinary Studies, Continuing & Online Education, the Sojourner Truth Library, the Center for International Programs, the Honors Program, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The responsibilities of the Provost include the articulation of an academic vision, leadership in academic strategic planning that supports the institutional strategic plan, the development and administration of academic budgets, and the advancement of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
Maya Ranchod Kirkhope of Academic Search is assisting with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to SUNYNPPROVOST@academicsearch.org. Although application materials will be accepted until the time that a new Provost is selected, candidates should submit materials by January 30, 2023, for the most favorable consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download at the link below. Additional information about New Paltz is available at https://www.newpaltz.edu/.
SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents, and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members – students, faculty, and staff. The university’s commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building and maintaining a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility for all. We seek others who support these values of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. SUNY New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.