The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a thriving Carnegie High Research Activity institution in one of the South’s culturally rich and economically robust cities, seeks the institution’s next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
A hub of innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration, UAH is admired worldwide for global partnerships with international corporate partners and a robust undergraduate and graduate student environment. The world-class faculty delivers challenging hands-on curricula that ensures UAH graduates are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders. The 500+ acre campus, which includes 17 high-tech centers and laboratories responsible for close to $125 million in annual, externally funded, research expenditures, has seen substantial growth over the past decade with a current enrollment of 9,636. UAH is one of three public doctoral research universities comprising the University of Alabama System.
UAH offers 100+ areas of study, including 42 bachelor’s degree programs, 30 master’s degree programs, and 17 Ph.D. programs, in addition to 17 different research centers, laboratories, and institutes. UAH maintains a low faculty-to-student ratio and average undergraduate class size of 37. Many of UAH’s faculty members are engaged in ground-breaking research. Hundreds of UAH students pursue internships and other experiential learning opportunities on Redstone Arsenal, and numerous degree programs offer a curriculum that is complementary to the Arsenal’s research and technological objectives.
With a population approaching 462,000, the greater Huntsville metro area offers a year-round calendar of superb cultural, recreational, and family-focused activities as well as restaurants, craft breweries, and shopping that draw visitors from near and far. Served by an international airport just five miles from the UAH campus, Huntsville is within a short drive of Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Birmingham, and other popular destinations for cultural enrichment.
Reporting directly to the President, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the university. The Provost is responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, reviewing, and overseeing all academic programs and their budgets; effectively implementing the university’s strategic plan; recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty; recruiting, nurturing, and educating students; and fostering the maintenance of a productive and stimulating educational environment. An effective Provost will have an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree with credentials in research and teaching sufficient for appointment as a professor with tenure in one of the academic disciplines present at the University and prior experience in academic administration preferably comparable to that of a dean, associate vice president, or vice president/provost at a research university. A full list of responsibilities and qualifications is available in the search profile here.
Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by Friday, January 14, 2022. Application materials (to include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to: UAHProvost@academicsearch.org
Assisting the University of Alabama in Huntsville in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo (Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org) and Chris Butler (Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org), consultants with Academic Search, Inc., of Washington, D.C.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.