Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs search

The University of North Florida, a part of the State University System of Florida, invites applications and nominations for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 

UNF Entrance signThe Provost and Vice President of the University of North Florida, a nationally ranked university, is the chief academic officer of the university. The Provost serves on the university’s leadership team and works with the President, the vice presidents, the deans of the academic programs, and various university councils and committees to carry out the mission of the university. The Provost represents the university to external constituencies in a manner determined by the President. The Provost also represents the academic division to the President’s council and the Board of Trustees. The Provost is responsible for all operations of the university related to academic leadership, curriculum, personnel management for the academic division, and budget planning and fiscal management for the academic division. The Provost supports and works in partnership with the Faculty Association. All academic areas report to the Provost. The Provost reports to the President.  

About the University of North Florida

The University of North Florida was founded in 1972 on Florida's historic First Coast. Situated 10 miles from the heart of downtown Jacksonville and 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, UNF offers our students, faculty and staff the best of both worlds - opportunities for hands-on learning in the 14th largest city in America and the chance to get away from everything (year-round) for a few hours at some of the most beautiful beaches on the eastern seaboard.     

Student Union Ever committed to diversity and inclusion, UNF continues to grow strategically in size and stature, and enjoys a strong presence in the Northeast Florida region.

UNF resides on 1,381 scenic acres of Northeast Florida's natural beauty and only about 300 acres of campus are developed. The rest are left to be enjoyed naturally with miles of hiking, biking and walking trails that weave through our beautiful campus.

With more than 1,725 faculty and staff, the University of North Florida features small classes and individualized attention for its 16,300 students. The university offers 55 undergraduate programs with 80 areas of concentration, 26 master's degree programs with 57 areas of concentration. In addition, UNF offers three doctoral programs; two through the Brooks College of Health and one in Education Leadership through the College of Education. We offer a technology-enhanced campus with state-of-the-art facilities to support transformational learning opportunities.

Five colleges offer degree programs in the Arts and SciencesBusinessComputing, Engineering and Construction, Health Professions and Education. In order to strengthen the core competencies of the University and to further the University's aspiration to become a regional institution of national quality, the president designated a handful of programs as Flagship Program of academic note. Those programs are Coastal Biology, International Business, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Music and Transportation and Logistics. All six programs were selected for their academic excellence and scholarly accomplishments of their faculty.

About Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida and is a natural paradise for residents and visitors alike. Jacksonville boasts more than 20 miles of wide and uncrowded beaches, nearly 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway and the longest stretch of the historic and picturesque St. Johns River in the state. Jacksonville is also home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks with more than 80,000 acres ready to be explored. 

Jacksonville Skyline
Northeast Florida is one of the fastest growing regions and offers a large variety of places to dine, shop and play. Several shopping centers are within a short distance of the University and offer movie theaters, retail shops, great restaurants and other entertainment opportunities.

The area also offers plenty for the sports fan. In addition to exciting NCAA Division 1 Osprey home games, fans can check out the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Suns (minor league baseball), the Jacksonville Sharks (arena football), the annual Players Golf Tournament and several other annual events.

Home to more than 30 medical facilities, including one of only three Mayo Clinics in the country and one of only 10 proton beam therapy institutes in the nation, and a number of medical business headquarters, Jacksonville is truly America's Health Center.

It is also an artistic city. The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville is a cultural resource of UNF, offering our students opportunities to take classes and display their work in this popular museum. UNF art faculty also curate shows and give community lectures. Jacksonville is also home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Cummer Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and History, a Broadway Series and the oldest continuously operating community theater in the country, there is something for everyone to enjoy culturally.





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To Apply
The University of North Florida is currently accepting applications for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of five references. Candidates can apply for the position through Human Resources.
 For Information
Requests for information and written nominations should be directed to:

Dr. Tom Serwatka
Vice President, Chief of Staff

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
(904) 620-2500

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Search Committee
Tom Serwatka (Chair) 
Vice President, Chief of Staff

Karla Calliste-Edgar 

Administrative Assistant
College of Arts & Sciences

Pamela Chally 

Dean
Brooks College of Health

Catherine Christie 

Associate Dean
Nutrition & Dietetics

Sharon Cobb 

Professor
Economics & Geography

Jeffrey Cornett 

Chair / Professor
Foundations & Secondary Education

Matthew Corrigan 

Chair / Professor
Political Science & Public Administration

George James

Assistant Director
User Services
Office of the CIO

Joseph Turner

President
Student Government

David Jaffee 

Professor
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work

Christopher Johnson 

Chair / Professor
Economics

Sam Kimball 

Associate Dean
College of Arts & Sciences

William Klostermeyer 

Professor
School of Computering

Michael Kucsak 

Director
Library Systems

Jeff Michelman 

Professor / Associate Dean
Honors Program

Paul Mason 

Professor
Economics

Gordon Rakita 

Associate Professor
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work