Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Rutgers University–New Brunswick announces a nationwide search for a new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Provost will report directly to the Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick, and will work closely with the academic leadership of other Rutgers campuses and academic units. 

The Search Advisory Committee is comprised of the following members:  

Anthony Broccoli, Professor, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences
Joseph Barone, Dean, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Francine Conway, Dean, Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology
Barbara Cooper, Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
Richard Falk, Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
Marianthi Ierapetritou, Professor, School of Engineering
Felicia McGinty, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Mary Lou Ortiz, Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration
Jonathan Potter, Dean, School of Communication & Information
Thomas Stephens, Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
Karen Stubaus, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration

 

Position Description

The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs reports directly to the Chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick and will work closely with the academic leadership of other Rutgers campuses and academic units. As Chief Academic Officer, he or she will work closely with the deans of the various schools and with the directors of the several research centers and institutes in New Brunswick. The Provost will provide leadership for the academic enterprise; manage the academic budget and catalyze interdisciplinary collaborations across campus; review and approve recommendations for faculty promotion and tenure; and sit on the University-wide Promotion Review Committee.

The Provost will work with each of the New Brunswick Deans in developing their long-range strategic academic vision; encourage and incentivize innovative interdisciplinary and inter-school programs and partnerships; increase inter-school collaboration and cooperation and help develop appropriate budgetary models in that regard; and lead the deans in the development of a unified academic direction for Rutgers–New Brunswick. The Provost will also continue the implementation of the current New Brunswick Strategic Plan, Revolutionary Past…Revolutionary Future, 2015-2020, and, with the Chancellor, lead the development of the next strategic planning effort during the 2019-20 academic year.

In addition, he or she will be responsible for measurably increasing the diversity of the faculty at Rutgers–New Brunswick, and for developing programs that will result in an increase in the retention of underrepresented faculty who are already here. The Provost will oversee and expand current efforts to increase the use of effective and appropriate instructional technology of all kinds, as well as the use of new modalities in student advising and other areas of student academic life.

He or she will lead the development of new Rutgers programs to increase the pipeline of underrepresented groups, including women, in the STEM disciplines, and will conceptualize new initiatives in community engagement and outreach in the Rutgers host communities. Eleven degree-granting schools, five academic research centers, three administrative units, two residential colleges, and one museum report directly to the Office of the Chancellor.