Provost and Chief Academic Officer

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University of Rochester

Provost and Chief Academic Officer


Rochester, New York



The University of Rochester seeks a distinguished scholar with proven administrative, strategic, and collaborative leadership skills to serve as its next provost and chief academic officer. The provost will draw on the university’s historic strengths and recent successes, talented faculty, top-quality students, devoted staff, and a committed network of alumni and friends to help lead the university into its exciting future.

Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester (Rochester) is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities; is a founding member of the Consortium of Financing Higher Education (COFHE), a group of the 35 leading private colleges and universities in the United States; and is regularly ranked in the top 35 national universities by U.S. News and World Report. The university is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the university’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center. The faculty currently includes nearly 17 members of the National Academies, and the university boasts 13 Nobel laureates among its alumni and faculty. 


This is a particularly exciting moment for Rochester. In July of 2019, Dr. Sarah Mangelsdorf was named the university’s 11th president. A nationally recognized psychologist and higher education leader, Dr. Mangelsdorf’s vision for Rochester builds on the university’s distinctive strengths and broad excellences while encouraging greater collaboration across schools and promoting key values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reporting to the president, the provost will work with Dr. Mangelsdorf and the academic community to develop a strategic vision for the future of Rochester that further elevates its academic excellence and role as a preeminent research university while making a profound impact on the state of New York, the nation, and the world. 


The university seeks an outstanding scholar, leader, and administrator who is collaborative, consensus-building, visionary, and excited to reevaluate the status quo. The provost will inspire a dynamic, dedicated, and talented team of colleagues to propel Rochester forward to meet the pressing needs of the state, nation, and world and serve as an engine for societal good. The provost must be an innovative leader who is committed to faculty and student success, a passionate champion to lead the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, an exceptional communicator who is skillful at building relationships with internal and external partners, a savvy and insightful organizational leader, and promoter of exceptional research throughout the university.



University of Rochester has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence to: 

Kate Barry and Peter Lange, Partners

Bryce Gilfillian, Senior Associate

Isaacson Miller, Inc.

Boston, MA 02210

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled