Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks a dynamic academic leader committed to the development and success of undergraduate students to serve as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (VPUAA). The next vice provost will join NKU at an exciting moment in its history, as the university’s evolution is measured by its visionary leadership, reaffirmed commitment to globally comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education, and the launch of a revolutionary Health Innovation Center (HIC) in 2018. The new vice provost will play an integral role in the academic leadership of the university and its efforts to enhance the undergraduate educational experience.

A growing regional university located near downtown Cincinnati, NKU is committed to instilling a passion in its students that will lead them to fulfilling careers, community engagement, and meaningful lives. This commitment has been a driving force as the university has expanded academic offerings and advanced new opportunities for experiential learning for its students. The NKU community can look back at the past decade with pride at the founding of two new colleges, the construction of several new buildings on campus, and a successful transition to Division I athletics.

The vice provost will report to the provost and partner closely with her as a member of her academic leadership team. She or he will closely collaborate with and support deans, the department chairs, academic advisors, academic support programs, and faculty to promote undergraduate student success, engagement and satisfaction at NKU. The VPUAA is responsible for a broad portfolio that includes oversight for: program curriculum and assessment, accreditation facilitation, the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), program review, First Year Experience, the Norse Advising Center, Learning Plus (developmental and learning assistance programs), Adult Learners Programs and Services, the NKU Testing Services, and student concerns and undergraduate academic issues.

NKU seeks as its next vice provost a collegial, experienced and responsive leader who will effectively manage an administrative enterprise, champion academic excellence, inspire and collaborate with the faculty, staff, deans and other senior leaders to represent NKU, its academic programs, and educational mission to internal and external constituencies. She or he will seize the opportunity to engage and motivate deans, department chairs, faculty, staff, and students across the colleges to align their respective academic missions and help the university fulfill its bold aspirations. NKU will search nationally for candidates with an emphasis on administrators with proven effectiveness in the academic environment. A terminal degree and a demonstrated record of achievement that merits appointment as a tenured professor at NKU are required.

Natalie Leonhard is leading this search with Jon Miller.

Northern Kentucky University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.