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Provost / Vice President, Academic Affairs

The Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer providing visionary leadership to promote scholarship and student success to six academic colleges, the graduate school, the museum of art, the honors program, and other associated support programs. The provost serves as a champion for student access and success, emphasizing recruitment and retention. The provost reports to the university president and will act in the president’s absence. 



Recommends academic policies and procedures to the President. Presides over meetings of the Academic Council. Works with the deans and department heads in preparing an annual budget recommendation for the President. Prepares recommendation on instructional appointments, reappointments and dismissals. Serves on the Administrative Council. Receives and considers recommendations from the Academic Appeals Committee, the Core Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Research Committee, the Honors Program Committee, the Library Committee, the Pre-Medical and Pre-Law committees, the Rank and Tenure Committee, and the University Master Plan Committee. Frequently represents the University before the Texas Coordinating Board of Colleges and Universities and other state agencies.

Physical Condition

Must possess a collegial, collaborative leadership style and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Must have a background in higher education with substantial administrative experience and an exemplary record of leadership and shared governance. Must have extensive substantial experience in academic administration with heavy emphasis on budgeting, staffing, curriculum development, strategic planning, accreditation, research, and grievance resolution.


Must have a proven ability to achieve strategic transformation efficiently. Must possess a strong general working knowledge of state legislative and education-agency processes and should be able to adapt quickly to those of Texas. Requires knowledge of budgeting, funding, assessment, and strategic planning. Should have a strong knowledge of information technology as it relates to research and classroom instruction. Must be knowledgeable in standard office practices and procedures and in the use of personal computers and commonly used office software programs.


Terminal degree in an academic discipline appropriate for Midwestern State University and have an academic record that warrants appointment to full professor.

Additional Requirements

Must have proven leadership and managerial skills and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies. Must possess an open, collegial, collaborative management style with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Serves as a member of the University’s Incident Command Structure during times of emergency or disaster and maintains appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications/trainings.

Standard Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Must adhere to University’s core values: People-Centered, Community, Integrity, Visionary, and Connections, per the MSU Texas Values Journey. Personal cell phone usage may be required to complete position duties, including multi-function authentication requirements. Regular reliable attendance is required.

This position is designated as security sensitive (Mod) and requires a criminal background check. Position is designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX. May serve as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.

Last Updated 09-28-2023