Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

The University of Kansas invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for the Lawrence Campus. The University seeks an individual who has the personal and intellectual qualities to lead the Lawrence Campus, which includes the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.


The Lawrence Campus is the main campus of the University of Kansas and occupies 1,000 acres on and around historic Mount Oread in Lawrence. KU also includes the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, in addition to KU Medical Center campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina. Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is a comprehensive educational and research institution with more than 28,000 students and 2,800 faculty members. The National Science Foundation and the Carnegie Foundation both classify KU as a top research university, and it has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1909.


The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and is the chief academic and operating officer of the Lawrence campus of the University. As chief academic officer, the Provost has a primary responsibility to advance the academic and scholarly missions of the University.


The Search Committee seeks candidates with a comprehensive understanding of higher education, a record of intellectual and scholarly distinction, the ability to communicate the mission, goals, activities, and fiscal needs of the university to its varied constituencies, and effective leadership and management skills. The successful candidate will have an innovative vision for teaching, research and service, an appreciation of the strengths and traditions of the University of Kansas, and a dedication to and passion for quality undergraduate and graduate education.


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Provost is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by August 30, 2019 to receive optimal consideration.


KU Provost Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219


Fax: 214-523-9067


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