Indiana State University (ISU) seeks qualified candidates for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. The successful candidate must be an effective academic leader who is skillful in building consensus, fostering a collegial environment and promoting the strategic vision of the university. The provost will be expected to help drive achievement of the university’s goals defined by the Focusing on Our Future Together strategic plan, enhance ISU’s stature as a student and learning-centered institution committed to excellence in all fields of scholarly endeavor, and to lead the university to enhanced prominence.

The provost and vice president for academic affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for academic policy, accreditations, planning, curriculum, faculty development, academic personnel administration, library, information technology and program effectiveness. The Provost is the second-ranking officer at ISU and reports directly to the president. This position has responsibility for support of scholarship, academic advising, enrollment, financial aid, marketing, registration and records, research and grants, international affairs, student success, and academic program assessment.

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a comprehensive, state-assisted public institution offering degrees through the doctoral level. Classified as a community-engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, ISU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. The Princeton Review has recognized ISU as one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 13 years in a row. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; and Technology. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers more than 75 graduate programs in conjunction with the university’s academic colleges. Minority students constitute 28 percent of current enrollees, giving ISU one of the most diverse student populations of all public residential universities in Indiana. While the majority of students are from Indiana, the university also attracts students from throughout the United States and more than 70 countries. Indiana State has a long tradition of serving underrepresented populations; more than half of freshmen are Pell-eligible, and a large percentage of enrollees are first-generation college students. In addition, the university has a large percentage of 21st Century Scholars, Indiana’s scholarship program for students from low-income households.

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All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Indiana State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by November 1, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Alejandra Gillette-Teran at

Indiana State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.