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Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Tougaloo College in the Jackson, Mississippi
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Date Posted 12/18/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Tougaloo College is an independent, residential, coeducational, historically black institution, offering undergraduate education in twenty-nine majors in the areas of Education, the Humanities, the Natural Sciences, and the Social Sciences, as well as graduate degrees in education, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Arts in Child Development. It is situated on 500 acres of land, near the northern border of Jackson, Mississippi, approximately 15 minutes from the downtown area. Since its founding in 1869, the College has maintained a well-established tradition of excellence, relevance, and influence, creating a legacy of distinction in higher education. Chartered on the most liberal principles of an inclusive academic environment in which education is provided without regard to race, ethnic origin, religion, or gender, Tougaloo represents a tangible spirit, committed to using the transformative power of education to make the world a better place. Tougaloo College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, and Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, (404) 679-4500.

Position Summary: The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer for the College who reports directly to the President and acts on behalf of the president in her absence. The College is seeking an innovative and progressive leader with a proven record of high performance and achievement who has the vision, maturity, and management qualities to build on the College’s reputation and advance it to an even higher level of academic excellence and student success.

The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs provides primary guidance and direction for the College in all academic areas, overseeing the College’s academic mission and the development, oversight, and ongoing review of academic policies. Operating in a shared governance environment, the Provost is charged with the development of new academic programs as well as the continual improvement of existing academic programs.

Experience/Qualifications: The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs must have an earned doctorate from a fully accredited college or university and a demonstrated record of increasingly responsible experience in administrative academic leadership in higher education. The candidate also must have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, service, and student engagement. 

Date of Position Opening: August 16, 2019 (The anticipated start date is January 1, 2020.)

Application Deadline: For best consideration, please submit application materials by September 15, 2019. 

Mail Documents to: Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants. Application materials must be submitted to: 

Dr. Alvin O. Jackson
Search Committee, Chairman
Attention: Vicky L. Clanton 
Tougaloo College
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

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