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K-State Today

March 10, 2020

National search for vice provost for graduate education and dean of Graduate School

Submitted by Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost announces a national search for the vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Kansas State University. The university has engaged the services of Academic Career & Executive Search, an executive search firm, to support the search committee with the process. 

The vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School will assume this newly defined role during an exciting time as the university engages in new and innovative graduate program and strategic enrollment efforts and ideas. The vice provost/dean will work closely with the president, provost, deans, vice provosts, vice president for research, and other senior leaders to formulate and implement a comprehensive and visionary strategy that engages prospective and current graduate students from Kansas, across the country, and internationally. 

As a dynamic leader, the vice provost/dean will ensure the growth, development, quality and continuation of graduate programs and graduate education at K-State, providing strategic leadership and vision to advance graduate education in directions consistent with university goals and priorities and the evolving role of graduate education in the 21st century. The vice provost/dean will work collaboratively with partners across the four campuses and within nine colleges to develop an integrated, analytically informed, and collaborative approach to graduate program enrollment. This role requires an ability to build K-State's approaches to graduate programs with a fresh, relevant and up-to-date perspective. 

The vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School provides academic, curricular, policy, research, enrollment, strategic and administrative leadership on matters related to graduate education at Kansas State University. The vice provost/dean cultivates progressive academic and administrative policies related to graduate education, oversees the operations of the Graduate School, and fosters collaborative relationships with faculty, program coordinators, deans, administrators, students and stakeholders serving and served by the Graduate School. The vice provost/dean ensures plans, policies, practices, procedures and programs align with universitywide and college-level strategic directions. The position reports to the provost and executive vice president and serves on the Deans Council.

The full position description, including required qualifications, may be found on the provost's website.  

Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially. For full consideration, application materials must be received by May 4. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vita. Please do not email applications, but instead apply directly at acesrch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a21esjygee27.

Inquires, nominations and questions should be sent to Jennifer Muller at Jennifer@ACESrch.com or call 860-740-2600.

We anticipate campus interviews taking place in late August to early September with an anticipated appointment beginning mid-late fall. 

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