Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Richmond seeks a collaborative, proven, and inspiring leader who will bring both academic vision and operational savvy to the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (“Provost”). Reporting to President Ronald A. Crutcher who assumed office in July 2015, the Provost will have the opportunity to lead academic affairs within an outstanding and distinctive University comprised of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the Robins School of Business, the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the School of Law, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond’s learning and research environment is grounded in the liberal arts and enriched by its distinctive array of schools, with a singular integration of learning and scholarship across campus. It is defined by a culture of interdisciplinary connections, collaboration, and creativity, guaranteeing students close interaction with faculty and the ability to craft their academic experience. With 4,181 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and over 90% of undergraduates living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

The Provost leads and advocates for over 370 faculty across five schools, while simultaneously serving as a key senior administrator for a complex and thriving University. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the University, oversees the Deans of the five Schools, and is directly responsible for curriculum and academic excellence, instructional and research programs, and faculty development across the University. The Provost works closely with the faculty and the recently formed faculty senate, engaging faculty actively on key academic and curricular issues and decisions and ensuring appropriate consultation on other key institutional decisions.

The ideal candidate will bring a distinguished academic record that commands the respect of the academic community and merits appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of Richmond. In addition, s/he must have significant administrative experience appropriate to the size and complexity of the University of Richmond. S/he will also have demonstrated experience in the following: mentoring talented faculty, staff, administrators, and students to perform at their best; establishing effective organizations and processes to ensure clarity and consistency in academic affairs operations; and developing and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and nurturing community for faculty, staff, and students. Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:

Sue May, Partner

Steve Leo, Partner

Helen Pho, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

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