Provost Search


The University of South Florida (USF) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Fueled by its standing as one of the nation’s fastest-rising universities in the realm of research productivity, student success and the positive impact made on the communities it serves, the University of South Florida is moving on a fast track into a bold and exciting future. At this unique moment in its history, USF is poised to take its next step toward excellence, as it seeks an impassioned, inclusive, and visionary Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs to provide effective strategic leadership that advances the quality, reputation, and ambitious goals of the university.

Situated in the diverse and fast-growing Tampa Bay region, the University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF serves more than 50,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist and professional degrees. Across 13 colleges, undergraduates choose from more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations, from business and engineering to the arts and health. USF has an annual budget of $2.3 billion and generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past decade, no university, public or private, has risen more spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings. For the third consecutive year, USF ranks as one of the nation’s top 50 public universities. Founded in 1956, USF is a relatively young university with rich traditions—traditions of access and opportunity for students, academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and service to the community.

Reporting to the President, the Provost serves as the chief academic officer for USF and the second ranking officer of the University. The Provost provides university-wide leadership in planning, establishing priorities, assessing needs and evaluating outcomes for programs and functions to further the academic mission including strategic planning, program planning and review, enrollment management, distance learning, and accountability and institutional effectiveness. The Provost has budgetary responsibility for $626 million, allocated in an inclusive and transparent process. USF seeks a Provost with vision and integrity who will continue to enhance the University’s distinction as a leader for innovation in higher education. The next provost will have earned a terminal degree and meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Professor.