Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs

Tougaloo College ( is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the President, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA) sits on the President’s Executive Cabinet and is an essential member of the senior leadership team.


  • provides the executive leadership in academic affairs
  • maintains the College’s high academic standards
  • proactively leads the academic division of the College focusing on enrollment growth, faculty development and student success
  • oversees the faculty hiring process and professional development
  • fosters effective communication among and between administration and faculty
  • supervises, directly or indirectly, all academic schools within the College
  • seeks creative and innovative solutions to problem-solving
  • demonstrates the skills of a capable administrator who is motivated by a spirit of servant leadership
  • commands the respect of colleagues, benefactors, and students as an impartial administrator

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; ten years of successful full-time postsecondary teaching and administrative experience at the department head level or above; a distinguished record of academic leadership with a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, learning, and service; knowledge of accreditation standards, namely SACSCOC; and demonstrated skill in respectful, sensitive communication with diverse people in their cultures, languages, and abilities.  The Provost/VPAA must be a highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal, and respectful person who will lead with a clear, focused commitment to the College.

Tougaloo College is a private, co-educational, historically black four-year liberal arts, church-related, but not a church-controlled institution. The College sits on 500 acres of land on West County Line Road on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi. The Amistad created the American Missionary Association, through which Tougaloo College and her five sister institutions were built. Tougaloo College has 550 undergraduate, 150 early college students. and 100 graduate students and 29 majors/programs. Areas reporting to this position:

  • School of Education, Supervision and Instruction
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • First and Second-Year Programs
  • Office of Retention
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • QEP/Faculty Development
  • Honors Program
  • Library
  • Tougaloo College Development Foundation

Tougaloo College is being assisted by the search firm of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Plus. Nominations and application materials should be submitted electronically to Applications will include a letter of interest, a current résumé/CV, and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted by May 31, 2023 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Tougaloo College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

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