Executive Vice President and Provost Search

The University of Nebraska has commenced a national search for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. Dr. Linda Ray Pratt, who has served in this role since 2006, plans to step down on June 30, 2012, to return the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska is a four-campus public university with approximately 50,000 students and an annual operating budget of $2.2 billion. The executive vice president and provost is the university’s ranking academic and administrative officer after the president. The executive vice president and provost advises the president, chancellors and Board of Regents on matters related to academic affairs, graduate studies and research, and also is responsible for recommending changes or additions to academic programs and reviewing promotion and tenure recommendations. The provost’s office oversees academic programs and activities, including global engagement initiatives and institutional research, at the university.

The University seeks an academic leader with outstanding credentials that warrant appointment as a full professor on one or more NU campuses, a record of excellence in teaching and research, and administrative leadership gained in a large, complex, and diverse higher education environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strategic thinking and long-range vision; excellent leadership skills; respect for shared governance; commitment to academic quality; appreciation for the mission of a land-grant university; the ability to serve as a spokesperson for the University; financial acumen; collaborative and interpersonal skills in teaming with colleagues and partners; a track record of commitment to diversity and to building diverse leadership teams; and the wisdom to support four unique campuses to achieve excellence while determining when it is appropriate to promote centralized leadership on university-wide agendas.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has named a 10-member search committee comprised of representatives from the student body, faculty, and administration to identify, recruit and recommend candidates for this important role. The committee will be assisted by Kim Morrisson of Diversified Search, a professional consulting firm engaged by the university.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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