Provost - University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

United States

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell — the tenth fastest growing public, doctoral university in the country — invites applications and nominations for Provost of one of the fastest rising public research universities in the nation.

UMass Lowell is a national research university committed to preparing students for work in the real world — solving real problems and helping real people — by providing an affordable, high-quality education. Its location in Lowell, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in America, provides a remarkable and diverse setting for teaching, learning and scholarship. The university actively partners with the City of Lowell to advance the city and to build its position of strength within the innovation-driven economy of metro Boston.

The second largest affiliate of the five-campus UMass system, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The university is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The university continues to build on its founding tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and the community to address challenges facing the region and the world.

UMass Lowell seeks an extraordinary academic leader to serve as its next provost to build upon and accelerate the pace of its evolution. The university’s transformation over the past decade is ongoing and well documented, with significant growth in enrollment and selectivity, full-time faculty, endowment, facilities and sponsored research. The provost will be dynamic and visionary in helping the university to realize its academic and scholarly mission, to engage its distinguished alumni and local community and to guide the institution to new levels of achievement and renown.

Serving as the university’s chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for the articulation of the university's vision of academic distinction through implementation of the 2020 Strategic Plan; the development and administration of academic programs; faculty and academic staff appointments and performance assessments; and scholarship and community service initiatives among faculty. For more information on the 2020 Strategic Plan, please visit:

The successful candidate will have successful, relevant, and progressively responsible university experience at the administrative level including areas of budget and personnel. The successful candidate will be an educator and a scholar of distinction, with an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and a record of scholarship, research, and teaching suitable for appointment as a tenured full professor. Preferred candidates will have an appreciation for the distinctive qualities of UMass Lowell and a commitment to build on those qualities to ensure further excellence and an ability to work with other academic and community leaders to further develop collaborative academic initiatives.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited, and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Materials should be submitted electronically to consultants to the search committee, Ken Kring, Rosa Morris, and David Mead-Fox at

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Keyword Phrases

  • Provost
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 4/12/2016