Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Miami University invites nominations and applications for the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. Miami University seeks a strategic and innovative leader to strengthen and advance the university’s image as a nationally recognized, student-centered public research university. This collegial leader will serve as a vital member of the president’s executive cabinet by partnering with faculty, staff, and university leaders in sustaining its academic enterprise through community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and the advancement of cutting-edge research and practice.

Miami University is a highly respected and distinctive public institution of higher education that is recognized for outstanding undergraduate education and selective graduate and research programs. Ranked No. 46 nationally among public universities, Miami serves the citizens of the state of Ohio, as well as an established regional and an increasingly national constituency. With a student body of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and approximately 2,000 graduate students at its Oxford campus, Miami University effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Graduate programs complement and enhance the undergraduate educational experience. Two regional campuses and the Voice of America Learning Center, which collectively enroll an additional approximately 4,000 students, and the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, provide key access points and opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students alike.

Reporting directly to the President of Miami University, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer. The provost is expected to be the academic and scholarly leader of the university, with ultimate responsibility for all academic programs, operations, and initiatives and to manage a significant part of the academic budget. The provost has primary oversight of all academic operations of the university, including faculty promotion and tenure, and administrative structures of colleges, centers, and the regional campuses. This individual will also lead and advocate for approximately 1,000 full-time instructional faculty and a staff of nearly 500 and oversee an academic budget of approximately $300M. The ideal candidate will bring substantial experience leading academic efforts in higher education. The next Provost and Executive Vice President will have an earned terminal degree and an outstanding record in education and research commensurate with the appointment to the rank of full professor with tenure. And additionally, a minimum of ten years’ leadership experience with a career progression that has prepared them for a position of this scope, complexity, and scale.

For more information on the role, please see the full position specification here: 

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a Provost is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 10th, 2022 to the following address:

Miami University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. Please submit inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

R. Thomas Fitch, Managing Director

Amanda Bennett, Sr. Associate

Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit Miami’s home page at

A full application can be found on the Miami University website here.

While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until finalists are selected, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or (513) 529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.