Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 102320

Title: Senior Vice President & Provost

Functional Title: Senior Vice President & Provost

Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: SVPAAP-Sr VP Academic Affairs & Provost

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Senior Vice President and Provost is the second-ranking officer of the University, reporting to the President. As the chief academic officer, the Provost provides leadership and oversight for the development and implementation of all academic planning, policies, and budgeting; reviews all academic appointments and makes recommendations to the President on all promotion and tenure decisions; and ensures the excellence and diversity of programs, faculty, and students across the entire University. As Senior Vice President, the Provost provides leadership and advice to the President in all aspects of university administration. These responsibilities are carried out in the tradition of shared governance that is a core value of the University of Maryland.

Reporting to this position are the deans of 12 colleges and schools; the Deans of undergraduate and graduate studies; the dean of Libraries; the director for the Institute for Biosciences and Biotechnology; the executive directors at the Universities at Shady Grove and the University System of Maryland, Southern Maryland; and several associate provosts and associate/assistant vice presidents, including international programs, enrollment management, financial aid, registration, extended studies, teaching and learning transformation center, academy for innovation and entrepreneurship and institutional research. The President, The Senior Vice President and Provost, and the other Vice Presidents (Research, Student Affairs, Administration and Operations, Legal Affairs, University Relations, and Information Technology) along with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff work closely and collaboratively on all major University-wide issues. The Senior Vice President and Provost will oversee the development and implementation of the University’s 2030 strategic plan, play a central role in fundraising, and represent the University before various external organizations and state agencies.

The full, detailed position description can be found online at

Minimum Qualifications:

The Provost will be a creative, focused, empathetic, and inclusive leader with a national and international vision, a collegial and consultative leadership style, and a deep commitment to student success and to creating an equitable and welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty. Candidates should have a history of scholarly excellence, administrative leadership and accomplishment in a large and highly complex enterprise, and the ability to build and cultivate consensus within the university and beyond.
A terminal degree in a represented field and the scholarly achievement to attain the rank of tenured full professor in a unit at the university is required. Candidates also are required to have a record of substantial administrative accomplishment; evidence of sound financial management; excellent communication skills; proven competencies in listening, consensus building, conflict management, and collaborative problem-solving; personal integrity and energy; and demonstrated capacity for innovative and visionary academic leadership. A successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels, the ability to articulate its value with confidence and authority, and a deeply held belief in its power to transform education, scholarship, and service for the betterment of the university as well as the critical importance of diversity in solving society’s most pressing challenges. Current employment at a University System of Maryland institution is required.

Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Works in an extremely busy executive office of the university. Travels around campus, the State of Maryland, the United States and abroad.

Posting Date: 02/19/2021

Closing Date: 03/18/2021

Open Until Filled No

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
  • Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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