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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office or College

Office of the Provost


Faculty/Administrative Professional Positions

Position Summary

The Provost is the chief academic officer of The University of Tulsa, and plays a critical role for budgetary functions for the university’s academic units. In collaboration with the President, the Board of Trustees, the Deans, the faculty, students, and staff, the Provost’s primary responsibility is to advance the university’s mission which reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity.

The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to:

  • Become literate in the sciences, humanities and arts
  • Think critically and write and speak clearly
  • Succeed in their professions and careers
  • Behave ethically in all aspects of their lives
  • Welcome the responsibility of citizenship, service and leadership in a changing world
  • Acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning

The Provost plays a key leadership role in fostering academic excellence and integrity, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, advancing the university’s research mission, and prioritizing and allocating budgetary resources. The Provost serves to lead the faculty including as an advocate, facilitator of institutional improvement, transformer of the academic components of the university for a rapidly changing world economy, and as a researcher and educator regarding future trends affecting the university.  The Provost reports directly to the President of The University of Tulsa.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Management of planning, operations and finances of the university’s academic mission
  • Accreditation of the university
  • Execution of the academic components of The University of Tulsa Strategic Plan
  • Transformation of the university’s academic programs and curriculum to meet the personal enrichment and employment needs of our students
  • Continuous improvement of the university’s performance in student retention and 4-year graduation rates
  • Oversight of accreditation and state certification of individual education programs
  • Oversight of continuous improvements on academic mission of the university, driven by annual, on-going assessment, quality improvement processes and preparation for accreditation site visits
  • Oversight and response/correction of accreditation site visits and citation reports
  • Oversight of all faculty affairs including: hiring, promotion, tenure, and termination processes
  • Oversight of faculty grievances
  • Oversight of College Deans and other academic functions such as library services, global education, student support services, student retention programs, and student graduation rates
  • Member – Board of Trustees Faculty and Curriculum Affairs Committee


  • For consideration of this position, candidates should demonstrate the following qualifications

    Must have a terminal or doctoral level degree, preferably in a discipline offered by the university; an active award of tenure; proven record of research, scholarship, service, program funding, and teaching excellence; outstanding written and oral communication skills; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups; a distinguished record of progressively advanced administrative experience, productive work within complex organizations and collaborative governance; must have 6 years academic administrative experience with proven track record to match this job description.

Application Information

All inquiries, nominations, and applications shall remain confidential.  All applications received will be carefully reviewed and considered by the Provost Search Committee.  The review will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information that includes the name, address, e-mail address, and phone number for three references to:  or fax to: (918) 631-3543 or mail to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK  74104.






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.