Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, Fresno in California

Deadline December 06, 2013
Date Posted October 18, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, Fresno, seeks an outstanding academic leader and faculty partner as its Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As the Central Valley of California's largest, oldest, and most respected public university, whose alumni have distinguished themselves in leadership and service throughout the region and around the world, this position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to build upon strong and diverse academic programs, research and teaching. The successful candidate will be asked to join California State University, Fresno, also known as Fresno State, during the summer of 2014.

The Provost's responsibilities include providing leadership for the University's academic programs, which are seeking national distinction, and for connecting the University's resources with the diversely dynamic region it serves. Other responsibilities include educational policy development, strategic academic program planning, assessment and academic personnel decisions, including the quality, improvement, and evaluation of the instructional programs of the eight schools and colleges, grants and research, the library, continuing and global education and other academic units of the University.

Fresno State is a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution that is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, ability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit:


The successful candidate will have a distinguished record in teaching and scholarship, with the appropriate terminal degree to warrant appointment as a professor with tenure in one of the University's academic units. The candidate will also have a successful track record of administration, and leadership in higher education as shown by a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience at a level above Department Chair. Some experience as a Dean is preferred. Experience should include involvement in faculty development and recruitment, budgeting and academic program development. For a copy of the search profile, which includes additional information about Fresno State and the requirements for this position, please visit and click on Current Searches.

Nominations, Applications and Inquiries

The provost search committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, December 6, 2013, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to

The search is being assisted by Dr. Jamie Ferrare, managing principal, AGB Search, ; (202) 776-0854, and Ms. Laird Desmond, search consultant, ,
(253) 566-6830.

The California State University System and California State University, Fresno are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.

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