Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement

Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement


Radford University, a thriving, comprehensive public university of nearly 10,000 students in Radford, Virginia, invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement.  The University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the continued development of its global strategies.

Radford University is a comprehensive, mid-size public university that is known for student-focused academic programs, a strong emphasis on service to others, and a picturesque 204-acre campus.  As a mid-size institution, the University provides its students a winning combination of broad opportunities associated with a large university, as well as highly-personalized relationships considered the hallmark of a smaller college.  Well-known for its innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities for success in and out of the classroom.  Radford University is recognized for its focus on teaching and close student-faculty interaction.  The Radford University faculty is  fully invested in the success of all students.  With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Radford’s faculty are recognized for excellence. 

The Assistant Provost for Global Education and Engagement will have a major responsibility in providing overall strategic, operational and fiscal management of the International Education Center to ensure high-quality international activities and programs.  The position will also be responsible for developing and overseeing a variety of university-wide initiatives related to international programs and services, research, education and collaborations.  The position will develop international programming and improve campus support for international students, as well as define and implement strategies for attracting and engaging new populations of international students.

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree from an accredited institution and significant experience in international programs and student services; considerable experience living, working or studying abroad; knowledge of policies and regulations related to international programs and services; experience designing, leading and/or assessing international education experiences; a strong track record for building partnerships that foster an appreciation for international students, programs and services; excellent management skills including stewardship of fiscal and human resources and excellent communication and organizational skills. Vast experience and demonstrated success in the recruitment and retention of international students, as well as the knowledge and skills to educate students, faculty, and staff about global competencies and expand interdisciplinary partnerships across academic programs, are critically important for this position and will be focal areas for the selected leader.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting Radford University in the search.  Applications and nominations are now being accepted.  Screening of applications will continue until an appointment is made and applications are encouraged to be submitted by July 27, 2018.  Application materials should include: a letter addressing experiences and skills matching the position requirements, a résumé or CV, and a list of five references.  Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or 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





Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.