The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
A member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and the only division of the University of Virginia located outside of Charlottesville, UVA Wise has a beautiful 396-acre campus that is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and 1,900 students, more than 1,100 of which are full-time undergraduates, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth, as well as to the advancement of the region through economic and community development.
UVA Wise offers undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences as well as undergraduate professional programs in business, software engineering, nursing, teacher education and other fields, all characterized by a strong liberal arts experience. The College offers 33 majors, 39 minors, 5 pre-professional tracks, and 24 teaching licensures through ten academic departments, ranging from business & economics to education, language & literature, and visual & performing arts.
The College is expanding its nursing program and facilities and introduced its first graduate program in fall 2023 with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Other recently launched programs include undergraduate offerings in hospitality & tourism, data analytics, and an online degree completion program.
As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost has responsibility for the planning, growth, and quality of the academic programs and related functions. The College seeks an experienced, optimistic, and visionary Provost who will provide inclusive and transparent leadership; foster a collaborative and strategic process for strengthening and growing the academic enterprise; promote innovative, engaging, and student-centered approaches to teaching and learning; serve as a trusted partner to the Chancellor; act with integrity and collegiality; and communicate well with diverse constituents.
The Provost will join a seasoned executive leadership team and a welcoming community of faculty and staff who are deeply committed to the liberal arts, to providing transformational educational experiences for students, and to preparing them to be leaders in their communities, the nation, and the world.
The Provost will have an earned terminal degree with a compelling record of teaching, scholarship or creativity, and service that can lead to eligibility for tenure at the full or associate professor rank. More information about the desired qualities and attributes and the leadership priorities for the next Provost, as well as an introduction to UVA Wise, is detailed in the search profile, available for download at this link.
How to Apply
Academic Search is partnering with UVA Wise in this search. Confidential discussions about the position are encouraged and may be arranged by contacting one of the team members listed on this page.
Nominations, inquiries, and applications should be sent to UVAWiseProvost@academicsearch.org.
To apply, candidates should prepare a letter of interest addressing elements of the leadership opportunity and the desired qualities, attributes, experience outlined in this profile. Also required are a current curriculum vitae and a list of five professional references with contact information and a brief explanation of the working relationship with each. References will be contacted at a later stage in the search process and only with candidate permission. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by December 11, 2023, will be guaranteed full consideration.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.