Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), one of the nation’s top technological research universities and one of four distinct universities in the University of Missouri System (UM System), invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Serving as the Chief Academic Officer for the university, the Provost will play an integral role in providing the vision, experience, and energy to lead the institution in its academic missions; to support engagement in vital research and scholarship; to enhance and leverage the teaching expertise of the faculty; and to engage with alumni, industry partners, and citizens of the region, Missouri, and beyond. Of particular interest are efforts to increase research, innovation and entrepreneurship, student success, online education, and professional, corporate and non-degree graduate program development and delivery.. The university is searching for a collaborative, strategic, and inclusive academic leader with the fundamental desire to engage with faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, and industry partners.
Missouri S&T is a public university with two academic colleges: College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. Together, the colleges are home to more than 440 titled faculty members, who share a strong commitment to leading-edge research and exceptional teaching. The university offers nearly 100 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts at the level of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as variety of professional certificates. With a total student enrollment of approximately 8,100, Missouri S&T provides students direct access to outstanding faculty, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and a world-class, comprehensive education. Over 1,100 dedicated staff members support the university in its mission to create and convey knowledge to help solve the world’s great challenges. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Missouri S&T as a higher research activity institution, with research expenditures in FY 2019 at just over $31 million. The new awards for the FY2020 has surpassed $48 million.
Reporting directly to Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani, the future Provost will set an example of respect for all university constituents, hold the institution to the highest standards of conduct, embrace shared governance, and collaborate effectively with internal and external constituencies. The Provost serves as the senior member of the Chancellor’s leadership team and is responsible for implementing the University’s vision while ensuring academic excellence. The successful candidate will demonstrate achievements in supporting and expanding research, the development of mutually beneficial industry partnerships, and innovative curricular change that supports student success. The future Provost will also engage and partner with University of Missouri System leadership while serving as a strong advocate for Missouri S&T. Guided by Missouri S&T’s transformative, collaborative, and transparent Strategic Plan, the Provost will build upon existing traditions of excellence, working in collaboration with academic units, centers, institutes, and professional programs.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university known for its exceptional engineering and science programs. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. In 2019, bachelor’s degree graduates earned an average starting salary of nearly $64,000, while master’s degree graduates earned an average starting salary of over $80,000. Missouri S&T’s high value and return on investment is noted by rankings such as PayScale, which lists S&T as the top public university in Missouri for return on investment, and College Factual, which rates S&T third in the nation for outstanding engineering. Missouri S&T’s research enterprise is also growing, with research awards on the rise from previous years. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit mst.edu.
The search committee is chaired by Dr. Richard Wlezien, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, and co-chaired by Dr. Shannon Fogg, Professor of History and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to: Office of Human Resources: Executive Recruitment at the University of Missouri System (firstname.lastname@example.org), c/o Tim McIntosh, Director of Recruitment (email@example.com) and Anna Wiedermann, Senior Recruitment Consultant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For full consideration, application materials (letter/CV/list of professional references) should be received by Monday, August 31, 2020. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of an inclusive workforce that embraces diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives with an unabiding commitment to freedom of expression. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.
The University will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.