UNF Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Position Description

The University of North Florida, a nationally ranked comprehensive metropolitan university in Northeast Florida, aspires to be a preeminent public institution of higher learning, serving the North Florida region at a level of national quality.  One of 12 public universities in the State of Florida, the university enrolls approximately 16,000 students and has a full-time faculty of more than 500 in five colleges, with a total annual budget of $273 million and an endowment of $93 million.  Located on the historic First Coast, just 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and 10 miles from the heart of downtown Jacksonville (with an MSA population of 1.4 million), UNF is situated on a 1,300 acre campus, noted for its natural and built ecology including a nature preserve.

 

We are looking for a colleague to assume the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and to lead us in our efforts to negotiate the multiple challenges that are confronting higher education nationwide and to meet the region-specific opportunities that are unique to UNF.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate must have (i) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, (ii) a record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with tenure as a full professor in an academic department at UNF, and (iii) a minimum of five years of academic administrative experience in higher education, including program development and budgeting, and at least three years of line authority with evaluation of tenure-line faculty.

Application Process

Complete the online application in the UNF Online Application System (OASys) by clicking here and upload all required documents: letter of interest, including a comprehensive review of relevant experience, and CV (with names and contact information of five references. Letters of nomination should be sent to Thomas Serwatka, Chair, Provost Search Committee; Office of the President; University of North Florida; 1 UNF Drive; Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with initial screening ongoing.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Institution

UNF has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, administration, staff, students and ideas. The university encourages applications from ethnic and racial minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans and spouses, and women.

Note

Please understand that the search and selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Sunshine” law. Accordingly, our Search Committee meetings will be open to the public, and all documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.