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North Carolina Central University - Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Durham, NC

Job Description

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) seeks nominations and applications for its new Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  The new provost will join NCCU at a time of tremendous opportunity.  NCCU is seeking an experienced academic leader with the vision, leadership, experience, and management qualities necessary to advance a cutting-edge academic and research enterprise.

Founded in 1910, NCCU was the first public liberal arts institution for African Americans in the nation.  Today, the university is a comprehensive institution that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a Juris Doctor, and a Ph.D. in Integrated Biosciences.  The university also has two major research institutes: the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) and The Golden Leaf Foundation Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE).

With a strong tradition of teaching, research and service, NCCU prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities.  True to the university’s motto “Truth and Service,” NCCU was the first UNC system campus to require community service for graduation.

The provost will provide leadership and support to colleagues within six university schools and colleges who are accountable for the overall academic experience of more than 6,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students.  Responsibilities also include oversight of NCCU Online, University College, the University Library, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and the Office of Research Compliance and Technology Transfer. 

The provost will work in close partnership with Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye in addition to an exceptional faculty and staff to further advance the university to reach its full potential.  The provost also works closely with the other members of the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team, and as NCCU’s chief academic officer is responsible for promoting educational experiences that are multi-dimensional in excellence.

The university seeks candidates with a distinguished record of accomplishments and senior leadership experience in the field of higher education; an earned doctorate degree and professional experience to qualify for tenure at the rank of professor are required.  The successful candidate will also have a combination of strong scholarship and teaching experience.

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 31, 2018. Candidates should provide a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement; Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information of five references.  Additional information is available at   References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.  These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the North Carolina Central University’s consultants Oliver B. Tomlin, III and Khalilah Lawson at  Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, 7250 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 240, Bethesda, MD 20814.
North Carolina Central University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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