Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Eastern Michigan University (EMU), in Ypsilanti, Michigan, announces a national search for the position of provost and executive vice president. The provost reports to President James Smith and serves on the president’s leadership team. The new provost is expected to take office in the summer of 2017.

Since its inception in 1849, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves more than 21,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.

A full position profile is available at under the “Current Searches” tab.

Procedure for Nominations and Applications

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing how the candidate’s experiences fit the qualifications listed in the full position profile, a curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications and nominations may be submitted in confidence to The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 10, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Confidential conversations about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Lead Consultant Jessica Kozloff at or Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at

Eastern Michigan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.