Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Northern Michigan University

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Northern Michigan University (NMU) invites nominations and expressions of interest for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  The University seeks a visionary leader who is realistic about the challenges facing higher education, but is completely undeterred by the transformation and the opportunity to re-evaluate, reinvigorate and reimagine the collegiate experience.  The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs that NMU desires is bold in advancing innovation and rewarding creativity, supporting rigor and research, pushing the campus and community to new levels of inclusion and equity, and recognizing healthy learning/working/living balance.


NMU’s chief academic officer will help lead a mid-sized public comprehensive institution in a scenic outdoor setting that features four seasons (including/especially winter) and work with great people. The University seeks a successful innovator and calculated risk taker to join the University community as the institution continues to serve as a driver of innovation in the region.


NMU’s 360-acre campus features more than 52 facilities, many of which are state-of-the-art; it is the University’s extension of the classroom into the community and into the stunning natural environment, which makes NMU distinctive.  Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the University’s chief academic officer and is responsible for ensuring excellence and innovation across NMU’s academic programs.  The Provost will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students across the University to develop programs that will strengthen the University’s academic reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research (a more complete profile of the University, area and position is available at


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Provost is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by September 30th for full consideration. Application materials must include a current CV, diversity statement, and letter of interest.


NMU Provost Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Ste. 300

Dallas, Texas  75219



NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.