Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Framingham State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Framingham State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This leader serves as FSU's chief academic officer, providing leadership and oversight for all academic programs and centers; coordinating strategic planning and initiatives; promoting faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship, advising, and service; and expanding opportunities for engagement and outreach in the local, state, national, and global domains. The Provost reports directly to the President, is a member of the President's executive staff and cabinet, plays a central role in institutional decisions, and leads faculty and all units within Academic Affairs to create, implement and support an academic vision of excellence and student success for the University.

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. FSU integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. FSU takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate and professional students. Framingham State University is deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encourages a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and provides a culturally relevant education. FSU offers 36 bachelor's degrees with 57 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 24 master's degree programs in a highly personalized teaching environment. FSU employs about 334 faculty members, 89% of whom have terminal degrees. See our Quick Facts ( for more information about FSU and its distinctions and honors.

Framingham State University is led by Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, an experienced and nationally renowned university president. He began his tenure as President of FSU in 2014. Dr. Cevallos ( has attracted an experienced and dedicated team of senior leaders (, who work cohesively to achieve FSU vision, mission and goals.

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree, national distinction as a scholar and educator, and substantial senior-level administrative experience in higher education relevant to a teaching-oriented university. The successful candidate will also possess many of the highly desired values and leadership talents, higher education leadership skills and experiences, and academic administration experience and abilities which are specified in the full prospectus for this opportunity.

The successful candidate will be joining a highly talented leadership and faculty team. Framingham State University has a strong history and is growing, diversifying, innovating and expanding its impact locally, regionally and internationally. There will be many exciting leadership opportunities and challenges for the next Provost, which are also addressed in the full prospectus for this opportunity.

Full information about this opportunity may be viewed on the Academic Search webpage ( by clicking on the “Current Searches” tab and locating this opportunity.

Expressions of interest, requests for confidential discussions, nominations and applications for this opportunity are invited. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, February 15, 2019. All submissions will be treated in confidence and must be sent electronically to: The University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. For confidential discussions about this opportunity, please contact William Howard, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at, or Sidney Ribeau, Senior Consultant, at

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact Academic Search, Inc.

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