Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA) and Provost.

Embry-Riddle seeks a dynamic and energetic leader who, working with Embry-Riddle’s new President, Dr. P. Barry Butler, will help guide the Institution into another exciting period of innovation and growth.  Embry-Riddle is well respected and offers a highly ranked and comprehensive suite of academic programs with a focus on aviation, aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Over the last decade, the University has experienced significant growth in size and reputation and intends to continue to increase its academic rankings and expand its reputation as a comprehensive research university.

Founded in 1926, Embry-Riddle is the world’s oldest and largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. Today, the University is dedicated to education, outreach and engagement, and knowledge discovery across a wide range of academic disciplines – it is a place for the debate of scientific, technological, and social issues. Embry-Riddle is student-focused and committed to teaching excellence that reflects creative thought and innovation, giving its students the knowledge and experience for personal fulfillment and professional success. Embry-Riddle is a dynamic institution, constantly evolving to keep pace with the educational needs of those who will be future industry, academic, and policy leaders.

Embry-Riddle is a non-profit, private institution offering more than 80 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation, College of Business, College of Engineering, and the College of Security and Intelligence. The University is organized into three major campuses. Providing traditional education in a residential setting are two campuses, in Daytona Beach, Fla. and Prescott, Ariz. The University’s Worldwide campus provides instruction to students through top-ranked online learning and in classrooms at more than 135 locations across the U.S. and the World.

Embry-Riddle is uniquely poised to accelerate its upward trajectory in the research environment, providing the support that encourages innovation and partnerships. The recent development of the new John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex at the Embry-Riddle Research Park (located adjacent to the Daytona Beach campus) is tangible evidence of the University’s commitment to building an innovation ecosystem to capitalize on its research base and industry connections and partnerships.

As chief academic officer of the University, the SVPAA and Provost reports directly to the President and is expected to: collaborate with faculty and administration to innovate, implement and coordinate academic programs and initiatives, with a global presence; foster academic growth and development that cultivates a diverse faculty, staff and student body; remain responsive to the changing landscape of higher education to develop and execute academic policies; develop policies and infrastructure that actively encourage and grow research with an entrepreneurial approach; budget and administer academic programs and related activities, and strategically identify and manage fiscal priorities. In this capacity, the SVPAA and Provost has a major responsibility in innovating, communicating and coordinating academic activities and leading Embry-Riddle in fulfilling its mission.

The selected individual will have the opportunity to work with the President and his senior leadership team in shaping an organizational structure that will best support this vision. The SVPAA and Provost will have a leadership role in critical areas like faculty affairs, academic programs, international programs, student life, information technology, enrollment management, and institutional effectiveness. The SVPAA and Provost will also assist the President in managing the day-to-day operations of the University’s largest campus in Daytona Beach.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in this search. The Committee will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates begins immediately. For best consideration, please submit materials by August 4, 2017. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:


Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners

Julie Holley, Principal

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272





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