A view of the Volen Center and Feldberg Buildings

Brandeis University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will serve as the university’s chief academic officer. The provost provides strategic leadership for the university’s schools, research centers and institutes.

Founded in 1948, Brandeis is a private research university with a liberal arts focus. Its 6,000 students, 40 percent of whom study at the graduate level, are guided by over 500 scholars and creative artists. The university offers more than 50 major and minor areas of study and hosts over 40 centers and institutes. The annual operating budget is $330 million.

The Provost oversees, coordinates and promotes the university’s educational activities and research initiatives, seeking to catalyze growth while maintaining excellence. As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is responsible, in partnership with the Chief Operating Officer, for assuring that financial, capital, physical, and human resources are aligned with the academic mission of the university. The Provost also provides leadership for areas including strategic planning, regulatory compliance, accreditation, and institutional equity.

The successful candidate will be a strategic manager and visionary leader working closely with the President. She or he will have an outstanding record of research or creative achievement and must understand the student experience, since student growth inside of and outside of the classroom is a top priority. Excellent communication skills and a track record of collaborative problem solving are required, as is the ability to work with the President to represent Brandeis in fundraising. Familiarity with financial concepts and some budget experience are preferred.

Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence has named an eight-member search committee comprising representatives from the faculty, the administration, student body, and the Board of Trustees. Internal candidates are preferred.

Candidates should submit a C.V. and letter explaining their interest in the position. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than August 1, 2014.

Applications, nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be forwarded to provostsearch@brandeis.edu.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer.