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Vice Provost for Education - Provost's Office
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2022
Title Vice Provost for Education - Provost's Office
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Provost's Office
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Academic Unit


The Provost is the chief academic officer of the university, overseeing eight schools as well as multiple cross-school programs. The Provost is responsible for setting and guiding institutional and budgetary priorities that advance the university’s academic mission. Together with deans and senior administrators, the Provost directs and supports the partnerships and collaborations between schools on four Massachusetts campuses and an international center in Talloires, France. This team of academic leaders ensures that the university’s educational and research programs are of the highest quality by working closely with faculty, staff, alumni, and students to fulfill the university’s goals and aspirations.

What You'll Do

The Vice Provost for Education has oversight for the academic program development and governance and the academic units and programs under the Provost’s Office. This position works closely with the school deans on academic planning and strategy and works to advance the Provost’s academic priorities, including expanding support for student affairs and student services.


The Vice Provost for Education:


  • Develops and implements a cohesive strategy for educational programs while building consensus across stakeholders. Sets strategy for educational training and delivery.
  • Coordinates the allocation, appropriation, and management of the University’s academic resources.
  • Maintains responsibility for academic planning and cross-school management.
  • Manages a variety of academic and functional areas including institutional research, student affairs, student services and global operations.
  • Oversees accreditation and assessment processes.
  • Assesses programs and initiatives, conducts analysis and uses metrics as appropriate.
  • Establishes best practices across schools. Ensures that new educational initiatives move through internal evaluation processes and approvals, including socializing ideas to key stakeholders, in a fair and timely manner.
  • Represents the Provost and University to and liaises with external stakeholders, other educational institutions, and other partners regarding academic program development and delivery.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of advanced degree
  • Experience in a strategic leadership role in higher education or related setting
  • Expertise in academic and organizational management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Eight or more years’ experience designing and steering academic programs at a college or university
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and launching successful large-scale strategic projects, including setting,
    and implementing strategy and facilitating stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Involved or participated in/contributed to Federal committees and initiatives, NIH, NSF and other professional


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity

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