Search for the Next Permanent Provost
Nov. 17, 2022
Four finalists have been chosen and will visit campus on dates listed in the SharePoint portal during late November and early December. (Links to the portal are located below.)
Information regarding candidates, campus visits and presentation schedules, background information and redacted CVs, livestreams, and presentation feedback form links, will be posted to the Leadership Searches portal on SharePoint.
Additional information will also be shared via campus broadcast email prior to each presentation.
Click on the relevant link below to access the portal. You will need your campus ID and password for access.
SharePoint Portal for the Provost’s Search
Further information about candidates for this position, schedules of presentations, and livestreams of the presentations will be available at the Leadership Searches portal on SharePoint for the Georgia State community.
You will need to use your campus ID and password to access the portal. Faculty/staff and students must use separate links due to separate email logins. (@gsu.edu versus @student.gsu.edu)
For your reference in the search process, we’ve included the position summary below.
Georgia State seeks as its Provost a strategic and creative academic leader at an exciting and critical moment for the institution. Building upon its remarkable gains over the last decade — including the institutional expansion with the addition of Perimeter College; student success in one of the most diverse student bodies in the country; and growth in research spending — Georgia State is poised to reach its next level under an ambitious new president.
Since his arrival, President Blake has launched a strategic planning process in which the Provost will play a significant role in further developing and moving the strategy forward. More details on this strategic planning process may be found at https://strategic.gsu.edu.
The Provost will promote continued access, excellence, and innovation for the university and will be deeply committed to inclusion, supporting diversity in all forms, and ensuring the well-being of the academic community.
Reporting to the President, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and the second senior-most leader at the university with responsibility for all academic units and related operations. The Provost oversees academic and institutional strategic planning and plays a major role in the budgeting and allocation of university resources. This individual also provides leadership for the development and implementation of the university’s academic programs and policies; supervises the university’s deans and associate provosts; and directs other programs under the purview of the Provost’s office.
Additionally, the Provost directs activities in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion processes for faculty positions. In conjunction with the senior administration of the university, the Provost develops and manages the portion of the university budget allocated to academic programs and functions.
The Provost also represents the university to system-level bodies such as the Regents Advisory Committee on Academic Affairs, and to other academic affairs interest groups in organizations to which the university belongs such as the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the American Council on Education. The Provost will be a key leader in implementing the university’s strategic plan and shaping the academic vision for the next decade and beyond. The Provost will work with the university’s schools’ and colleges’ leadership to advance its excellence in research, innovation, curricula, and service.
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- Raishell Adams, Staff Council Chair
- Brianna Bailey, Student Government Association President
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- Cynthia Nau Cornelissen, Distinguished University Professor in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
- Ann-Margaret Esnard, Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and Distinguished University Professor
- Emily Graybill, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health
- Cynthia Lester, Interim Dean of Perimeter College
- Todd Maurer, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business
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