Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Eminence


Academic Affairs Administration | Office of the Provost


The Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Eminence will serve as a strategic advisor to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University and provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for a team to advance the faculty lifecycle for greater than 7,500 faculty. The Senior Vice Provost will set a bold vision and lead a transformational plan for faculty from prerecruitment through retirement.


The Senior Vice Provost will:


  • Provide senior leadership, strategy, direction, planning, and coordinating for the faculty lifecycle team including the following: Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and the Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.
  • Lead strategic innovation for programs and rewards to support academic eminence through scholarship, research, and creative expression.
  • Articulate and implement a vison for faculty recruitment, onboarding, and a faculty cohort community that is consistent with the campus’s broader commitment to excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingness.
  • Develop and implement an organizational structure and processes that enhances the attraction, onboarding, retention of all types (tenure-track, clinical/teaching/practice, associated) and ranks of faculty throughout the lifecycle of the faculty.
  • Support institutional efforts to hire 350 net new faculty.
  • Collaborate on University hiring initiatives such as the RAISE initiative.
  • Coordinate across the colleges and campuses the development and implementation of a faculty development program meeting all types and ranks of faculty needs throughout the lifecycle.
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, analyze the compensation policy for faculty and determine gaps that need addressed.
  • In collaboration with the Inclusive Excellence Team, develop access and inclusion for faculty, students, and staff to enrich campus life and the faculty experience.
  • Serve as the senate liaison for the Office of Academic Affairs and as the representative to the Senate Fiscal Committee.
  • Lead academic external program reviews
  • Serve in a liaison or policy/coordinative role to various entities across campus and throughout the higher education communities and lead a variety of new and continuing university-wide faculty initiatives.
  • Support university development and advancement activities
  • Establish and maintain a financial and operational environment that is focused on appropriate internal controls
  • In collaboration with the Academic Leadership team, develop Faculty Leadership Programs
  •  Lead and develop Faculty Fellow Programs for the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Develop a program for faculty prizes and awards
  • Lead faculty social networks (e.g., new faculty, faculty with young children)





Additional Information:

PhD degree required. Previous higher education experience and rank of professor at The Ohio State University and a record of significant scholarly accomplishments.

The candidate must be a visionary, collaborative, skilled and innovative leader with exceptional administrative financial and managerial skills, and proven experience in a dynamic and complex higher education environment. The candidate must be experienced in creating a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and belonging campus environment. Candidates must have broad knowledge of current faculty issues, collaborative strategies to facilitate the success of all faculty members.


Interested candidates can apply by visiting


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.


Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.