December 27, 2013
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The University of North Carolina Greensboro Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

The University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor


The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) seeks an experienced and accomplished leader to become a partner in a forward-thinking model of university leadership. Within this model, the next UNCG Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor will be involved in a wide range of initiatives that go beyond the traditional provost job description, including involvement in the entire range of university operations, from shared governance and faculty advocacy, student affairs, economic development, alumni relations, fundraising, and strategic planning, to working with the legislature, UNC System Board of Governors, and the General Administration. Key expectations for the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor within this partnership model of leadership will be integration of academic affairs, research, and student affairs; inclusive excellence and advancement of community engagement and partnerships such as with the downtown campus; and development and implementation of the next 5-year UNCG Strategic Plan.


As the chief academic officer and senior member of the chancellor's cabinet, the Provost is responsible for the overall academic mission of the university and will articulate a strong understanding of current issues in higher education in a public university. This involves working with the chancellor, deans, faculty, students, and staff to promote academic excellence. The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor has oversight of all academic units of the university, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, the Honors College, professional schools (Business and Economics; Education; Health and Human Sciences; Music, Theatre and Dance; Nursing), the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in collaboration with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The position also includes responsibility for undergraduate studies, student affairs, research and economic development, international programs, continual learning, universities libraries, assessment and accreditation, and institutional research. The Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor also provides direction in the areas of academic administration and resources, academic technology systems, faculty affairs, faculty governance, faculty personnel services, space management, and enrollment management (including admissions, financial aid, and registrar).


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, one of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, is a doctorate-granting university with approximately 18,000 students. UNCG is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with High Research Activity and a Community-Engaged Institution.  UNCG has one of the most ethnically and racially diverse student populations (37% of students) of any campus in the North Carolina system. For more information about UNCG, please visit


Required qualifications include scholarly or creative distinction with a history of academic excellence suitable for appointment at the rank of full professor, and broad leadership experience with a record of administrative success demonstrating readiness for senior academic leadership. The strongest candidates for this position will have preferred qualifications including a deep appreciation for the mission of a public research university and its role in meeting educational, social, economic, and environmental challenges on the local, state and national levels and beyond; a record of encouraging and supporting innovation and excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, outreach and engagement and the capacity to foster and maintain an environment that encourages integrity, productivity, and the integration of teaching, research, and service; a commitment to student learning, success and degree completion using 21st century curricular and pedagogical best practices to prepare students for meaningful lives and engaged citizenship in a context of life-long learning; a commitment to inclusive excellence especially in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body; expertise in budgetary matters, including the financial issues currently facing public research universities; an established record of openness in decision-making and working with faculty and staff in a context of shared governance and collaboration; the ability to effectively communicate the mission, opportunities, and challenges to internal and external constituencies; experience in representation before various external organizations and state agencies; and a global perspective integrating intercultural and international experiences and perspectives into learning, discovery, and services.


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting UNCG in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, materials should be provided by February 1, 2014. Nominations should include the name, position, email address and telephone number of the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a resume, and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:  


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

Executive Search, Consulting and Training 

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

University of North Carolina Greensboro Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272





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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, creed, veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Men, women, and members of all gender, racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.



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