Assistant Provost and University Registrar

Assistant Provost and University Registrar

Austin Peay State University (APSU) located in Clarksville, Tenn., invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the role of Assistant Provost and University Registrar. Austin Peay seeks an experienced and highly effective leader who will maintain the accuracy and integrity of the University’s academic records and student information with care and creativity. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Provost and University Registrar will serve as a vital contributor to and member of the Provost’s senior leadership team.

Austin Peay State University is a thriving public institution that serves the northern Middle Tennessee region, the state, the nation, and the world abroad. With more than 119,000 alumni and a diverse population close to 10,000 students, Austin Peay is classified as a Master’s Large institution by the Carnegie Foundation and offers doctoral, graduate, bachelor’s, and associate programs, with many programs offered fully online. Austin Peay has a strong relationship with the United States military and is one of only two universities with its own facility – at Fort Campbell – which serves more military-affiliated students than any other university in Tennessee.

The next University Registrar will lead, manage, and provide ongoing growth and professional development for a team of 20, including four direct reports. The Registrar will collaborate with deans’ offices, student service offices, department chairs, the Office of the Provost and other entities on policy determination, procedure changes, course transfer credit, articulation agreements, registration procedures, and other high-level special projects, while also assisting with preparations for and execution of commencement exercises. The successful candidate will have a strong record of supervisory experience, deep experience working collaboratively across diverse constituent groups, and expertise with a range of technology platforms.

With a population of more than 176,000, Clarksville is Tennessee’s fourth-largest city and is located just 45 minutes from Nashville. It is one of the fastest growing and youngest cities in the country with a growth percentage of 15.5% over a five year period. The 22nd fastest growing city in the United States. Clarksville was named the “No 1. Best Place to Live” in 2019 by Money magazine and boasts a county population topping 235,000. Nashville is a major metropolitan area of over two million residents which prides itself as the home of country music, in addition to its sprawling entertainment and cultural offerings across music, film, television, and as the home of the Tennessee Titans football, Nashville Predators hockey, and Nashville SC soccer teams.

A bachelor's degree is required for the position, and an advanced degree is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will be accompanied by competitive benefits and wellness options, including health, dental, vision, educational assistance and paid parental leave.

Austin Peay will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically as soon as possible. Applications should include a letter of candidacy and a complete résumé or vita. All application materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, and expressions of interest electronically to:

Julie E. Tea, Managing Director
Abby Kallin, Search Associate

For more information, please visit Austin Peay State University’s home page at

Austin Peay State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU.