Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Binghamton University

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Binghamton, NY


WittKieffer is proud to be supporting Binghamton University in its search for an inspiring, entrepreneurial and visionary leader to serve as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs (provost). One of four research universities in the SUNY system, Binghamton enrolls more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its six schools and colleges. Founded in 1946, this relatively young university has swiftly built a reputation for excellence in undergraduate education that is bolstered by growing, high-quality graduate programs and a rapidly expanding research enterprise that places it among the elite universities in the nation that have earned very high research activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


Binghamton is consistently ranked among the top 40 public universities in the nation and has been called the “premier public university in the northeast” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges for over a decade, distinguishing itself for its exceptional quality combined with affordability. The university has received national recognition for its special programs and overall success in comprehensive internationalization, as well as its residential communities led by tenured collegiate professors who seamlessly integrate life inside and outside the classroom, creating the feel of a small college with the resources of a major university. Binghamton recruits outstanding and diverse undergraduate students (one-third of whom are people of color), and Binghamton's overall student body hales from all 50 states and 100 countries.


The provost will build on this strong foundation and continue the university’s impressive trajectory. The selected candidate will be a high-energy, experienced, intellectually curious and entrepreneurial leader who will articulate a vision for Binghamton’s academic future. They will provide leadership and support for the university’s faculty; support and strengthen the culture of genuine collaboration that exists among faculty, administrative leadership and staff in the various parts of the university; and be a visible and inspiring presence to students. In partnership with the president, the provost will also provide effective leadership in growing and managing the university’s financial resources.


All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile available here.


WittKieffer is assisting Binghamton University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 14, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.


Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Greg Duyck, Melissa Fincher and Natalie Song at


The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.


It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.