Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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Application deadline: January 10, 2020

Senior Consultant: Wanda Bigham

Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora

Texas Woman’s University (TWU)—the nation’s largest university primarily for women—invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA) and Provost. This distinctive university seeks an individual with the intellectual and personal qualities to be an innovative academic leader. The EVPAA is responsible for advancing the university’s curriculum, providing leadership for the faculty, overseeing research, and developing strategic, innovative programs that complement Texas Woman’s mission and strengths. The EVPAA will report to the position of chancellor and president held by Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D. and will serve on her cabinet.

The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief academic officer, reporting directly to the chancellor and president. The EVPAA is primarily responsible for advancing the mission of the university in conjunction with the chancellor, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate and academic credentials that merit full professor and tenure in one of the university’s academic units
  • Demonstrated academic affairs supervisory experience at the level of dean of a college or school or above

Desired Attributes:

  • A strategic leader who can nurture change through consensus and commitment within the culture and traditions of the university
  • A team player who works collegially with the other cabinet members, deans, faculty, staff, and students
  • Collaborative and receptive to the ideas of others, but willing to take appropriate risks and able to make difficult decisions
  • Has the ability to manage a complex organization—leadership, planning, budget, personnel—on three campuses
  • Authentic and genuine person—passionate about preparing students for productive and successful lives, high energy, dedicated, and trustworthy
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service
  • An energetic advocate of the academic enterprise at TWU; entrepreneurial and always seeking ways to further enhance the academic mission of the university
  • Experience in a public university with a highly regulatory state system
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Experience in a minority or Hispanic serving institution
  • Has the ability to recruit and retain highly qualified, diverse faculty and staff
  • Approachable—a people-person—and an active participant in the life of the university and community—a visible presence on all three campuses

The full search profile can be found at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/.

Applications received by January 10, 2020, will be given full consideration. Send a thoughtful letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references. Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. If selected to be a semi-finalist, a transcript (unofficial) will be required prior to the interview.

All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to: TWUEVPAA@academicsearch.org. The committee is assisted by Dr. Wanda Durrett Bigham, Senior Consultant, who can be reached at wanda.bigham@academicsearch.org or by calling 334-425-6865.

Texas Woman’s University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks and verification of all academic credentials.