Professor, Dean and Associate Provost - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Graduate Dean and Associate Provost

As the Dean of the Graduate School, this position holds primary responsibility for actively fostering the ongoing growth of graduate education.

Graduate Dean and Associate Provost job announcement

The University of Alabama (UA) seeks applications and nominations for the position Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost. A creative, visionary, motivational, and experienced leader is sought for these roles. As the Dean of the Graduate School, this position holds primary responsibility for actively fostering the ongoing growth of graduate education. In this position, the Dean will work to create collaborative relationships across campus, develop graduate programs, promote an inclusive and diverse graduate student population, and increase enrollment across the various disciplines. As the Associate Provost, this position focuses on issues of importance to faculty across the University such as promotion and tenure, sabbatical leave, and the development of new academic programs.

Founded in 1831 as the first public university in the state, The University of Alabama is a comprehensive research university with students from all US states and territories and more than 77 countries. The University is located on a beautiful residential campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Approximately 200,000 people live in or near the Tuscaloosa metropolitan area. The University of Alabama, as one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most dynamic top 50 public universities, features nationally prominent programs in many areas. From just under 20,000 students in 2003, UA now boasts a student population of more than 37,000. Over the same period, graduate enrollment increased from 3,700 to more than 5,000 graduate and professional students, who are enrolled in more than 120 master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral programs. The next Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost will play a critical role as the University seeks to grow graduate educational programs and raise the research and scholarship profile.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, a distinguished teaching and scholarship record that is consistent with tenure as a full professor in their discipline, and academic administrative experience. Applicants from all academic disciplines will be considered. Experience in graduate education and research is expected and experience in administrative and financial issues involved in supporting graduate education in a state supported, comprehensive, research institution is preferred.

Application materials should be submitted online at Candidates should submit a letter of interest, including a review and discussion of relevant experiences and accomplishments; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information for a minimum of three references. Individuals who nominate potential candidates should submit contact information for their nominees. The review of applications will begin on January 31st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Confidential inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kevin Shaughnessy, Search Committee Chair, at or 205-348-8428. Confidentiality will be maintained and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants

List of references may be attached to “other document”

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Professor, Dean and Associate Provost
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Graduate School Deans
  • Academic Administration Executives
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter