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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 27, 2018
Title Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Utah Valley University is seeking a provost and vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) to serve as the chief academic officer; guide a collaborative academic leadership team to advance UVU's unique integrated mission as a teaching university and comprehensive community college committed to meeting the full range of credit and noncredit postsecondary educational needs of UVU's service region; champion teaching as the university and faculty's primary responsibility, supported by research, service, mentoring, advising, and other scholarly activities; provide leadership in implementing the university's Academic Master Plan and other long-range strategy, vision, and planning; and set the academic tone for the institution. This individual will oversee all administrative elements for academic affairs, from budgeting to academic program and service development, approval, and assessment; direct the recruitment, hiring, development, retention, tenure, and promotion processes and policies for faculty; and lead the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of academic programs and services. The provost and VPAA will be a voice and representation of the faculty, and model shared governance by working closely with the Faculty Senate, deans, department chairs, and other academic leaders to achieve UVU's mission, academic goals, and objectives.

Reporting directly to and working closely with the university's president, the provost and VPAA will provide leadership for the next stage of the institution's growth and transformation, including building and strengthening the digital platform. This individual will work with the UVU senior leadership team to identify and coordinate strategic and operational linkages among different divisions, with the end goal of harnessing synergies and clarifying deliverables that will enhance student success, achieve exceptional results, foster inclusion, promote access for underrepresented populations, strengthen community and industry partnerships in support of engaged learning, and ensure UVU's impact on, and relevance to, its service region. The provost and VPAA partners with senior university leaders and deans to refine and implement the master and strategic plans of the university and academic affairs, and to develop and meet development goals.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following credentials and experience:


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an earned doctorate.
  • A minimum of five years of professional work experience, including full-time college-level faculty and administrative experience, with a proven record of teaching and/or research, service, and academic administration.
  • Eligibility for tenure in an academic department at UVU.


  • Experience in higher education at an accredited university or comprehensive community college.
  • Exposure to (or familiarity with) digital transformation in higher education.

Other desired leadership characteristics and a broader description of the provost and VPAA's responsibilities can be found here:

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter addressing how the applicant's experiences fit the criteria described above. Applications may be submitted at

The search will remain open until the position is filled. It is highly recommended that applications be filed prior to January 14, 2019.

To learn more about Utah Valley University, visit our website:

Utah Valley University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, and equal access employer.


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