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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), an internationally renowned, public doctoral research university and academic health center, seeks an outstanding academic leader to serve as the university's next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

With more than 21,000 students, $715 million in research, and over 28,000 employees statewide, UAB is currently experiencing major and sustained investment and growth due to its exceptional research faculty, its culture of collaboration, and the visionary leadership of President Ray Watts. UAB's reach stretches across classes, cultures, and continents into inner-city classrooms, rural clinics, and far corners of the globe. The university is currently closing out its most recent strategic plan, Forging the Future, and developing its next five-year plan, which will share similarities in mission pillars with updated goals and strategies.

The university’s urban campus sits in the heart of Birmingham — a vibrant place of outstanding communities committed to becoming the best version of itself. Birmingham is home to world-class medical care and research, a celebrated food and arts scene, and the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. It is a community dedicated to fostering growth through a progressive business climate and a devotion to social justice, providing unique and rewarding opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

The university seeks a provost who can ensure alignment across a complex institution, leverage UAB's distinctiveness, and continue to advance the university’s impact locally and globally. The next provost must have a stellar track record of leadership with skills that include prioritization, negotiation, and communication. This individual must demonstrate a deep commitment to collaboration, shared governance, and entrepreneurial thinking. A terminal degree in an appropriate field, an academic record suitable for appointment as a full professor in an academic department, and 10 years of related experience are required.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting the University of Alabama at Birmingham in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 25, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Jim King, Ryan Crawford, Christine Pendleton, and Maya Holt-Brockenbrough, Ph.D., at

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.