Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally


Proud of and committed to its historic land-grant mission, NDSU is ranked in the National Science Foundation’s top-100 research universities and has attained the Carnegie Classification of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” As such, it is not only the top-ranked university in North Dakota, but also in its five-state region.

The state of North Dakota currently enjoys a strong economy, built on historically strong and increasing agricultural productivity that leads the country in twelve commodities, and bolstered by a productive energy industry with an anticipated viability extending several decades into the future. North Dakota’s economic strength provides a springboard for steadily increasing opportunities to apply NDSU’s research and discoveries including partnerships with external entities such as the second largest Microsoft campus in the nation outside of Redmond, Washington.

Reflecting the broadening success and priorities of the University, the Provost not only serves as the chief academic officer of NDSU, but also coordinates all university scholarly and instructional activities. The Provost reports directly to the President of North Dakota State University.


The successful candidate must have:
• An earned terminal degree
• A broad-based record of administrative and scholarly experience in research university settings including leadership of a university division, college or school, with direct supervisory experience for units reporting to that entity, along with significant budget management experience
• An exemplary record of research/scholarship/creative activities, teaching, and service to university and broader communities
• A strong ability to communicate effectively as exemplified by the candidate’s writing, speaking and listening skills
• Experience with and responsibility for faculty development and evaluation of promotion and tenure
• A demonstrated understanding of and support for the broad range of programs comprising the unique mission of a land-grant university
• A demonstrated commitment to shared governance and collaborative leadership
• The desire to share, support and successfully articulate the President’s vision for the strategic direction and administration of the University
• Evidence of commitment to the objectives of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity


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City: Fargo
Country: United States

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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dr. Garry W. Owens of AGB Search will be assisting the NDSU Provost Search Committee. Prospective nominators or potential candidates are encouraged to first contact Dr. Owens directly prior to submitting materials. Dr. Owens’ contact information:
Dr. Garry W. Owens
Senior Consultant
AGB Search


Application materials must be submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF) and should include the following: 1) a letter of interest that highlights specifically how the candidate’s experiences, qualifications, and philosophy meet the minimum and preferred qualifications listed in the complete position profile; 2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each of the listed references. For full consideration, application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to: by the target date of February 3, 2014.

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