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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 7/23/21

Job Description

California State University Long Beach
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University Long Beach seeks a visionary Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs who is prepared to further advance CSULB as a compassionate, creative, and innovative public comprehensive university. The Provost, the second highest position at the university, will be a trusted partner with the President and provide leadership for day-to-day campus operations while serving on the President's behalf in her absence.

As recently as December of 2020, three national rankings by place CSULB in the Top 1% of public universities in the nation. For these rankings, Money assessed factors such as educational quality, tuition, financial aid awards, graduation rates, debt load and early-career earnings to yield No. 17 (Best Public University), No. 27 (four-year institutions ranked by value), and No. 11 (Most Transformative) spots. In addition, CSULB is ranked No. 1 in the nation for its impact in driving social mobility, according to a new ranking published by Education Reform Now, a national think tank and advocacy organization for the American public education system.

The new Provost will join a dynamic academic community centered on three core missions: inclusive excellence for all who are here and want to be here; academic rigor for our graduates to leave as highly successful, well-trained professionals; and our campus to engage in public good that directly benefits our neighbors, surrounding communities as well as the people of this region and beyond. The university accomplishes this by providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate programs through superior teaching, research, and activity that positively impacts our world. CSULB professors' sterling reputation is based on their stellar teaching, research and creative activities. They ensure students are successful by integrating research, creative activities, community engagement and interactive technologies into their teaching.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or an appropriate terminal degree and have university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured, full professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university. In addition, candidates must have substantial and progressive academic management experience and demonstrated success, preferably as a dean, vice president, or provostial level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate success in activities that foster diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and/or staff. Please see the full profile on the Academic Search site,

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by April 7, 2021.

Academic Search is assisting California State University Long Beach in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: Confidential discussions can also be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Cynthia Patterson (

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CSULB Recruitment Number 2643

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.