The University of North Florida (UNF), an urban, comprehensive university dedicated to individualized educational experiences and rooted in a commitment to impact metropolitan Jacksonville and the surrounding First Coast region, is performing an internal search to appoint a new provost to the University's senior leadership team. Candidates currently serving in the UNF faculty who have attained the rank of tenured, full professor are encouraged to apply. The provost will play a crucial role as UNF aggressively develops and enacts a strategy to expand its impact in teaching and research while maintaining a commitment to the students who are always its first priority. This individual will be the second-in-command at the University and a close partner of the president.
The new provost will play an integral role in the continued transformation of the campus through implementation of the newly adopted strategic plan, affording the provost the opportunity to contribute to the development of institutional aspirations for the short- and long-term. The provost will engage with the deans, faculty and the entirety of the University community to address successfully the performance metrics established by the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida. The provost will create an environment that prioritizes programs and pedagogies that optimize the University's approach to the metrics while recognizing that UNF's work and aspirations extend beyond them. Additionally, the provost will oversee an integrated academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management structure, which will require a provost with vision and the confidence to ask insightful questions that promote open dialogue and encourage cross-collaboration to build an excellent student experience. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, access, equity and inclusion will be critical to the incoming provost's success.
The successful candidate will be an engaged, collaborative and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence and student success along with a commitment to excellence, innovation, and leading with respect. UNF's faculty and staff look forward to an inspiring, decisive and strategic leader with an unrelenting commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including experience with developing student success initiatives. The provost will also embrace the faculty's innovative research and service to the institution. The provost will demonstrate a commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across the campus community, will ensure transparent communication and will embrace and champion shared governance.