Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Miami University invites nominations and applications for the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Miami University, ranked as a Top 50 National Public University, is one of the oldest public universities in the country, chartered in 1809 and welcoming its first students in 1824. Deemed as an inaugural Public Ivy institution, Miami University maintains that esteemed distinction today as a highly respected public institution of higher education that is recognized for outstanding undergraduate education and selective graduate and research programs. Deeply committed to student success, Miami builds strong student and alumni loyalty and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society. Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

The new AVP will be joining Miami at a time of enormous opportunity and potential impact. Under the leadership of President Greg Crawford and Provost Jason Osborne, Miami University is engaged in a transformative and data-informed strategic effort to raise the University’s national profile by further strengthening student success, expanding graduate programs, increasing research productivity, and enhancing its relationship with the local community. This effort is guided by the university’s strategic plan, MiamiRISE and a recently established $50 million research and development initiative called Boldly Creative. This successful individual will lead in gathering information to ensure high levels of student success and to rethink and transform the way data is conceived, interpreted, communicated, and delivered.

The AVP will provide outstanding leadership for managing and communicating accurate institutional data for a wide range of uses: budgeting and financial planning; enrollment projections; scorecards for productivity analyses; research funding; student retention and success; federal reporting (e.g., IPEDS, USNWR, CUPA, Title IX, AAUP); state reporting (ODHE, HEI, NC-SARA); regional and specialty accreditation reporting; academic program review; assessment of program outcomes; salary analyses; survey administration (internal and external); and other projects. Through leadership and service on key university and statewide committees, this person will shape the use of data as a key influencer of university planning and decision support. The AVP will manage an operation that must both meet new institutional challenges for analytics and continuing responsibilities related to accountability and evaluation, in addition to institutional reporting to regulatory bodies.

The next AVP will have a master’s degree in an appropriate/related discipline with a minimum of five years combined progressive/increasing experience in institutional research and assessment or related field.

For more information on the role, please see the full position specification here.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that an Associate Vice President is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by November 3, 2021 to the following address:

Miami University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director

Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate

Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit Miami’s home page at

A full application can be found on the Miami University website here.

While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or (513) 529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.