North Dakota State University in North Dakota

Date Posted January 6, 2014
Type Executive
Employment Type Full-time


North Dakota State University invites applications and nominations for the position of PROVOST. Review of candidate materials will begin February 3, 2014. It is anticipated that the new Provost will begin service during the summer of 2014.

Proud of and committed to its historic land-grant mission, NDSU is ranked in the National Science Foundation's top-100 research universities and has attained the Carnegie Classification of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity." It is not only the top-ranked university in North Dakota, but also its five-state region.

The state of North Dakota currently enjoys one of the nation's best economies, which is built on historically strong and increasing agricultural productivity that leads the nation in twelve commodities, and is bolstered by the third most productive energy industry in the nation, with an anticipated viability extending several decades into the future. North Dakota's economic strength provides a springboard for steadily increasing opportunities to apply NDSU's research and discoveries including opportunities for partnership with external entities such as the second largest Microsoft campus in the nation outside of Redmond, Washington.
Reflecting the broadening success and priorities of the university, the Provost not only serves as the chief academic officer of NDSU, but also coordinates all university scholarly and instructional activities. The Provost reports directly to the President of North Dakota State University.

A complete position profile with additional information about NDSU and this search, including minimum and preferred qualifications, may be found at or ("Current Searches").

Dr. Garry W. Owens of AGB Search will be assisting the NDSU Provost Search Committee. Prospective nominators or potential candidates are encouraged to first contact Dr. Owens directly prior to submitting materials. Dr. Owens' contact information: Dr. Garry W. Owens, Senior Consultant, AGB Search,, 806-239-3049

Application materials must be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF) and should include the following: 1) a letter of interest that highlights specifically how the candidate's experiences, qualifications, and philosophy meet the minimum and preferred qualifications listed in the complete position profile; 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact - please also include your professional relationship with each of the listed references. For full consideration, application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to by the target date of February 3, 2014.

North Dakota is an open records state and all nominations and applications are open to media and public access. This position is exempt from North Dakota

Veterans' Preference requirements. North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. NDSU is an NSF
ADVANCE Institution.

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