The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/EVPAA). Under the leadership of its President, Dr. Michael Williams, UNTHSC has developed and implemented an ambitious strategic plan. To accelerate the University's achievement of its vision of One University, built on values, defining and producing the providers of the future, UNTHSC seeks Provost/EVPAA candidates who are visionary, inspirational, and possess a commitment to innovation.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is one of the nation's distinguished graduate academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, clinical care and community engagement. In the heart of Fort Worth's Cultural District on a 33-acre campus, UNTHSC is located immediately adjacent to nationally recognized museums, the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus and the soon-to-be completed 14,000 seat Dickie's Arena. With almost 2,300 students and over 300 faculty, UNTHSC is a comprehensive academic medical center awarding 712 medical, doctoral, masters and professional degrees annually. UNTHSC is a leader in innovative, inter-professional training, collaboration and interdisciplinary research that generates over $40 million of external research funding yearly.
The 1.4 million square-foot campus is composed of large, small and modular classrooms, lecture halls, teaching labs, training rooms, patient care facilities, and research labs located in its 7 buildings. UNTHSC is a complex organization that has a budget of over $300 million allocated over two hundred fund sources and over 1,400 FTEs. Colleges and major components of UNTHSC include:
Reporting to the President, the Provost/EVPAA serves as the University's chief academic officer. This individual will oversee and align academic and budgetary policy and priorities, ensure the quality of the faculty and student body, help to expand the research enterprise, and maintain the educational excellence of UNTHSC. In helping to lead an innovative community of scholars, professionals in practice, and students, this individual will provide leadership to support an interdisciplinary and interprofessional student-centered culture across the campus. The Provost/EVPAA will possess a clear academic vision and serve as an articulate and persuasive spokesperson in collaboration with the President to effectively convey the importance of a research university as a partner to the community and region.
The Provost/EVPAA is charged with the overall administration of all academic units and works closely with Deans and faculty to develop, implement, and promote educational and scholarship goals. The Provost/EVPAA will also foster and manage curricula, teaching, and research of superior quality; work with the Faculty Senate on matters that impact academic policies and procedures, promote the general welfare to the University; work with professional and classified staff; and advise the President on plans, policies, and operations. The Provost/EVPAA oversees all aspects of professional and academic accreditation, allocation of teaching and research facilities, faculty development, and academic personnel.
Successful candidates for the Provost/EVPAA will possess:
An earned doctorate and exemplary academic credentials that unquestionably qualify the candidate for appointment as a full professor with tenure
A proven track record of success managing high-performing teams that build, enhance, and sustain the quality of academic programs;
Experience overseeing accreditation efforts including program development, institutional self-evaluation, reporting, and working with regional and national accreditation bodies;
Evidence of success in initiating and sustaining organizational improvement and innovation;
A history of developing and promoting interdisciplinary initiatives in support of scholarship and research;
Experience advancing interprofessional collaboration in education, practice, and service;
A commitment to diversity and promoting inclusive excellence;
The ability to strategically coalesce stakeholder feedback to make difficult but timely decisions;
An understanding of issues facing academic medical centers and the ability to communicate their potential impact on the mission and goals of UNTHSC;
Exceptional communication skills coupled with the ability to assess complex political situations and engage others diplomatically;
A history of inspiring and empowering faculty;
A demonstrated ability to delegate authority but retain responsibility for key strategic goals;
The courage to create and implement new ideas to foster an environment of innovation and explore new strategic opportunities;
A demonstrated ability to lead complex resource allocation processes to achieve academic and administrative priorities through appropriate resource
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Refer to code “UNTHSC-Provost/EVPAA” in subject line
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