Stockton University - Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

NJ, Galloway

Stockton University (Stockton) invites applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, consistently ranked among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. Stockton offers a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work-related opportunities, and outstanding employee benefits. Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a qualified, diverse workforce to support the mission of the University. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The University’s location, stimulating campus life, and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work.

With close to 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 700 full-time and part-time faculty members, Stockton offers more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs in its seven academic schools, as well as continuing education opportunities. Stockton thrives as a distinctive regional institution, providing a diverse, values-based, student-centered environment of exceptional teaching and learning. With a student to faculty ratio of 17:1, the University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2021 Top Ten Public Regional Universities in the North.

The incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as Stockton’s chief academic officer, supporting the implementation of the University’s academic mission and providing curricular and administrative leadership within a collaborative and shared governance environment. The Provost provides leadership to all deans and academic administrators for the purpose of assessing, planning, and budgeting the academic enterprise of the campus. Student learning and academic success are at the forefront of priorities for academic affairs, while also supporting research, creative activity, and scholarship. Chief among the Provost’s responsibilities will be working effectively with the President and senior leadership to execute the University’s strategic plan. The Provost will collaborate with campus leadership to identify and implement transformational initiatives that will further strengthen the University and community.

The Provost will be an engaged, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence and student success. The Provost will be an institutional advocate and effective communicator with both internal and external constituencies. A strong appreciation of and commitment to Stockton’s mission and values is essential. The next Provost should have earned academic credentials that merit appointment as a full professor, including a distinguished academic record in teaching, scholarship, and research. A proven record of broad, progressive, and substantive administrative leadership at the level of Dean, Associate/Vice Provost, Provost, or similar position will be essential.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume, and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Stockton University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 21, 2021.

Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal by using the buttons below.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Charlene Aguilar, and Jessica Herrington

All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.

Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.