Provost and Senior Vice President

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President.


Reporting to the President, the Provost and Senior Vice President is the chief academic officer of the institution, responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for all aspects of the academic programs and for leading NJIT in fulfilling its academic mission. The Provost will establish and implement an academic vision for NJIT, in collaboration with the deans and faculty, to enhance undergraduate and graduate education and strengthen the institution’s research portfolio by leveraging the numerous opportunities for federal, state, and industry partnerships. The Provost will also be responsible for facilitating faculty, staff, and student success; engaging with alumni and the local community; and leading NJIT to higher levels of achievement, recognition, and reputation.


As a ranking member of the President’s Cabinet, the Provost will play an active role in strategic planning, establishing goals, and policy development at the institution. The Provost also serves as a resource for the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees in developing, communicating, and implementing the university’s academic priorities.


New Jersey’s public, polytechnic research university, located in Newark, NJIT enrolls approximately 12,000 students across six schools and colleges, and has enjoyed a meteoric rise in many key performance indicators in recent years. New and innovative programs, enrollment growth, and major developments in NJIT’s physical infrastructure and research productivity have driven an ascension up the rankings and allowed the university to attract a student body of a high caliber and a faculty made up of individuals who are leaders in their fields. NJIT has accomplished this while staying true to its roots as an institution that changes the lives of its diverse students and provides a vital workforce creation and economic service to the state and the nation, graduating well-prepared students in industry-relevant areas. In recent years, the university has received accolades from national publications for alumni earning potential, education of underrepresented minorities in STEM, education of veterans, and a variety of top-ranked industry-relevant academic programs. With a clear dedication to access, a demonstrated return on investment for students and a commitment to local and global impact through world-class research and curriculum, NJIT is a shining example of what public higher education can be.


The Provost and Senior Vice President will be a seasoned academic administrator with broad experience in higher education who can build upon NJIT’s legacy while providing vision and leadership to fulfill its commitment to excellence and global impact through education, research, economic development and engagement. Provost and Senior Vice President attributes, qualities, qualifications and additional information about NJIT can be found in the presidential profile here:


AGB Search is pleased to assist NJIT with this leadership search. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of five references in Word or PDF format via email to: To ensure full consideration by the search committee, applicants must email materials by January 9, 2023. The search will continue until a new Provost is appointed. Assisting with this search are: Dr. Sally Mason, Executive Search Consultant,, c: 765-414-0299; and Dr. Concetta Stewart, Principal,, c: 908-341-2178.


As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.