Position prospectus

The provost search committee has produced a detailed prospectus for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs of Elon University. Elon University Provost Prospectus

Position announcement

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

Elon University Provost Ad

Elon University invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Elon is a top-100 National University renowned as a model for experiential learning and strong student mentorship. Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and is distinguished by a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. The 455 full-time faculty members teach in more than 70 undergraduate majors, along with seven masters programs and two professional doctoral programs. The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, NC. Elon’s 6,302 undergraduate and 825 graduate students come from 46 states and 49 other countries. Elon is ranked #1 for study abroad by the Institute for International Education and is a top producer of Fulbright Student Scholars. U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 in the nation for undergraduate teaching and the national leader in high-impact academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” Princeton Review annually ranks Elon among the nation’s “best-run” universities.

As the chief academic officer, the provost and vice president for academic affairs provides intellectual leadership for all academic departments and multi-disciplinary programs, student life departments, their faculty and staff, and budgets. The provost and vice president for academic affairs works collaboratively across all parts of the institution to promote academic excellence and achieve the goals of the Boldly Elon strategic plan for 2030. The provost reports to the president and serves on the university’s Senior Staff leadership team.

Elon seeks a proven, successful leader with a deep understanding of and familiarity with higher education; significant administrative and budget capabilities and accomplishments; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and service; and an earned doctoral degree and qualifications for tenure at the rank of full professor in one of the university’s departments. Candidates should have a collaborative and transparent approach to leadership, the ability to recognize and encourage innovation, an established track record of designing and executing high-level initiatives in a shared governance environment, passion for the mission of the university, recognition of the power of residential campuses driven by relationships as fundamental to teaching and learning, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the relationship-building and communication skills to connect with Elon University’s constituents.

Applications, nominations and inquiries may be directed in confidence to Melissa K. Trotta or Laura Woodworth-Ney, the AGB Search consultants assisting Elon University with this search, at ElonProvost@agbsearch.com. Electronic submissions are required and should include a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae. For best consideration, please send materials by Sept. 1, 2022. Search details at: www.elon.edu/provostsearch.

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.