Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs - Boston University in Boston Massachusetts

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Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Boston University (BU) is seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional academic, strategic, and interpersonal capabilities to join the University’s senior academic leadership team in a newly created role of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs.

A selective private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, BU has over 33,000 students, including over 16,000 undergraduates, and nearly 4,000 faculty members across 16 colleges and schools. BU is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of the Boston area’s largest employers. The faculty engage in strong teaching as well as solid interdisciplinary research, with over $400 million in sponsored research awards annually across both Boston campuses. BU’s main campus is bordered by Fenway Park, Brookline, and the Charles River. The Medical Campus is located in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost will provide leadership for the University’s graduate education initiatives, including support for interdisciplinary and co-curricular education and research, increased graduate student access to a wider variety of interdisciplinary programs, and fostering greater collaboration between the Charles River campus and Medical Center campus graduate programs. S/he will be responsible for: curriculum management and development and review of new and existing graduate programs; promoting interdisciplinary graduate education and research programs; facilitating University Fellowship programs; assisting with the recruitment and retention of a diverse pool of graduate students; working closely with the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research; and articulating and creating an institutional vision structured around graduate education. The Associate Provost will work with members of the BU academic community to promote BU’s graduate strengths externally.

The successful candidate for this position will be a strategic leader and a creative and innovative builder and collaborator. S/he will have: a history of accomplishment in developing new and growing existing graduate programs; proven experience with innovative uses of educational technology; the ability to develop, refine, and maintain systems in a higher education environment; and proven experience working with senior leaders and all relevant internal and external constituencies. A doctorate with at least five years of relevant experience is required. The Associate Provost will be a member of the faculty and eligible for consideration for a tenured appointment in the appropriate school/college.

Applications and nominations should be submitted to:
Rebecca Kennedy, Vice President
Brill Neumann Associates
Fax: (617) 753-9330

For more information about Boston University, please visit Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. Boston University strongly encourages minority group members, veterans, disabled individuals, and women to apply for positions for which they are qualified and that are of interest to them.

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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