Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Opportunity: The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader for Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost is the chief academic officer of The University of Tulsa and, in collaboration with the President, the Board of Trustees, the Deans, the faculty, students, and staff, the Provost’s primary responsibility is to advance the University’s mission: We are a student-centered research university that cultivates interconnected learning experiences to explore complex ideas and create new knowledge in a spirit of free inquiry. Guided by our commitment to diversity, equity, and service, we prepare individuals to make meaningful contributions to our campus, our community, and our world. The Provost also plays a key leadership role in fostering academic excellence and integrity and prioritizing and allocating budgetary resources. The Provost serves to lead the faculty including as an advocate, facilitator of institutional improvement, transformer of the academic components of the University for a rapidly changing world economy, and as a researcher and educator regarding future trends affecting the University. The Provost must be a visionary academic leader and experienced administrator who can thrive in a highly diverse and dynamic environment and who shares and reinforces the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engaged scholarship.

About the University of Tulsa:  TU is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose mission reflects core values in excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. A top-rated research institution, TU welcomes students from many different faiths and countries. The TU campus fosters a rich, diverse experience for students and faculty regardless of religious or cultural background through a strong belief in mutual respect and understanding.  TU is Oklahoma’s highest-ranked national university (U.S. News & World Report). TU has an enrollment of 3,961 (2,929 undergraduate and 1,032 graduate) students and offers more than 45 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs, including 10 doctoral programs across five colleges. TU employs 297 full-time faculty, including 42 endowed chairs/professorships. For more information about TU, please visit

How to Apply: TU has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry to conduct this important search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted to Korn Ferry at the e-mail address below.  Initial applications should consist of two documents. First, a full-length curriculum vitae. Second, a letter of interest describing why you are interested in both the role and TU, why you are a good fit for the position based on your experience, and why now is a good time for you to consider the opportunity. For priority consideration, please submit application materials in confidence by July 30, 2021.

Paul Chou, Josh Ward, Ph.D., and Nicole Shay
Global Education Practice
Korn Ferry

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family health history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. The University of Tulsa also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.