Hampton University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost. The Provostposition represents a unique opportunity to impact the University as it aims to reach its next level of excellence and deliver the best student experience. The University seeks an accomplished academic leader with a strong record of progressive leadership who can build upon its academic and programmatic strengths, and provide strategic and visionary leadership for the Hampton academic community.
Hampton University, founded in 1868, is rich in history and steeped in tradition. The University has a beautiful waterfront campus located on 314 acres of bucolic land. A 15-acre portion along the Hampton River, including many of the older buildings, is a US National Historic Landmark District. The Emancipation Oak, which measures more than ninety-eight feet in diameter, has been cited by the National Geographic Society as one of the ten greatest trees in the world.
Hampton University serves nearly 3,700 students representing 39 states and 24 territories andnations. Offering more than 133 academic programs, delivered by more than 275 faculty, the University helps students reach their career goals—and exceed their dreams. The University offers 82 bachelor’s, 30 master’s, and 10 doctoral degree programs. Roughly one-third of all Hampton students pursue a course of study in the School of Liberal Arts and Education, with strong enrollment in the Schools of Science and Business, the Franklin W. Olin School of Engineering, Aviation and Architecture, and the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Select students may also be admitted to study in the Freddye T. Davy Honors College, which offers an expanded curriculum committed to the development of intellectual and ethical leadership skills. Hampton University offers opportunities far beyond those of a typical mid-sized research university. The Hampton University Proton Cancer Institute (HUPCI), the first proton therapy cancer treatment center in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an unparalleled cancer treatment, research, and technology hub. The HUPCI provides unique educational, research, internship, and other opportunities to Hampton students while serving a lifesaving public need in the Tidewater Virginia area.
As the chief academic officer, the Provost reports to the President and is responsible for the academic enterprise. Successful candidates will be well positioned to maintain and enhance academic programs, promote interdisciplinary faculty collaboration, highlight, and bring exposure to STEM fields, lead accreditation processes, promote the research enterprise, and advance the attainment and management of grants.
A full prospectus for the Provost position is forthcoming. For best consideration, please send all inquiries, nominations, and applications—electronically and in confidence—to: Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., Managing Director, Jeffrey Alston, Ed.D., Senior Associate HamptonProvost@storbecksearch.com
Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.