Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lincoln University (LU), located in Jefferson City, Missouri, is a historically black, public land-grant university. LU educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 1,800 students in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University seeks a bold, seasoned academic leader who will work in concert with faculty, staff, and students to promote a standard of excellence.


Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and VPAA will be responsible for setting strategic, operational, and financial directions for the university’s academic division. The Provost and VPAA is also responsible for articulating an academic vision, providing leadership in academic planning, developing and administering educational budgets, MOUs, transfer articulation agreements, and programs related to completion of degree requirements at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As the chief academic officer, the Provost and VPAA oversees teaching and learning across the university, including education, research, and faculty affairs.


Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital, is located on the banks of the Missouri River and is centrally located in the middle of the United States. It has a population of 44,170 with a metropolitan population of more than 155,000, covering four counties. The City’s beauty shines not only through its natural landscape but also through the many historic buildings and special landmarks.


Qualifications include: An earned Ph.D., or other earned doctorate; must qualify for rank at the level of professor with tenure; demonstrate progressive academic and administrative leadership experience in a university setting; a record of supporting continual improvement in faculty teaching and research; and demonstrated success in fostering an equitable and inclusive environment that attracts and retains a diverse student, faculty, and staff population.


A complete leadership profile including the full list of expectations, qualifications, and characteristics, as well as application requirements, may be found on our website.


Applications & Nominations


To assure full consideration, applications should be received by June 9, 2022.


The application package should be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF format and must include:

  • A Letter of Interest that responds to the Position Profile and the specific Qualifications for the Provost/VPAA;
  • A current CV or resume; and
  • The names and contact information (telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant but should be available for contact if the applicant is selected for interview.


Applications should be submitted electronically to:


Inquiries and nominations are encouraged and should be directed to:


Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search



Dr. Wayne Wormley

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search   




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