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Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland
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Date Posted February 05, 2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Salisbury University, one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland, is consistently ranked as one of our nation's finest comprehensive universities, including ten consecutive years' recognition by the prestigious Princeton Review. A robust, increasingly selective institution with strong, progressive leadership, Salisbury University is seeking an accomplished, highly-motivated, energetic and collaborative, academic professional for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. The successful candidate must have sound academic credentials and a record of successful management at the level of dean or higher. She or he must be a proven team player who is skillful in building consensus and fostering a collegial environment while making tough, proactive decisions when necessary. This is a unique opportunity, as the Provost is the senior administrator for all campus internal affairs, and serves in partnership with the President in many key external roles. 

About the University: A Maryland University of National Distinction, Salisbury University was founded in 1925 and today offers 43 undergraduate majors, 15 master's programs and two doctoral degrees. In addition to receiving state funding, the University is supported by the Salisbury University Foundation, and four of the University's academic schools are endowed: the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the Henson School of Science and Technology, the Perdue School of Business, and the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. A fifth College of Health and Human Services was launched on July 1, 2018; the incoming provost will have a unique and immediate opportunity to shape this new program. With a student population of more than 8,700, SU has a full-time faculty of 435, an annual operating budget of approximately $192 million, and annual contract and grants revenues of close to $5 million. Located on Maryland's scenic Lower Eastern Shore, the University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay, and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Norfolk.

Primary Responsibilities: The Provost is responsible for all areas of academic policy, planning, curriculum, faculty development, faculty personnel administration, library, instructional technology, grants, academic budgeting, international programs and affiliated programs including Delmarva Public Radio. The Provost is the chief academic officer at Salisbury University, and, in concert with the President, provides energetic leadership and the vision that will take the University to new heights. The successful candidate must be committed to the University's priorities of strengthening initiatives in the areas of campus governance, academic programs and online learning opportunities, international education, diversity, and off-campus partnerships. Given the breadth of responsibilities of the position, the successful candidate must know how to delegate and when to be "hands-on." 

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution; minimum of four years' progressively responsible experience in higher education administration; impeccable character and personal integrity; understanding of the needs of a diversity of programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines; exceptional leadership skills; strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusiveness; understanding of the importance of K-16 collaboration; belief in the principles of shared governance; demonstrated experience in fiscal matters; excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; experience in integrating information and instructional technology for academic programs and outreach. Candidates who demonstrate a spirit of creativity, collaboration, exploration of new ways of approaching the higher education mission and entrepreneurial thinking will be especially welcomed. 

This is a full-time exempt state position with a full benefits package. The salary range begins at $210,000 and the salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website: to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. 

To be considered an applicant, please submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest that details experience and accomplishments; 2) a current vita; and 3) contact information for four professional references. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your online application.

Applicants received by September 28, 2018 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin on or before July 1, 2019. 

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

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