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Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Eastern Illinois University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The university seeks a leader who will provide strategic leadership to shape and support the university’s academic mission and ensure that EIU continues to be a consistent leader amongst the Midwest’s top public regional universities with master’s programs according to U.S. News and World Report.

Eastern’s attractive 320-acre campus is big enough to offer quality programs, yet small enough to offer personal attention. Founded in 1895, Eastern Illinois University (EIU) offers more than 90 academic programs. The university’s annual budget is more than $165 million with more than 400 faculty members and more than 8,800 students. EIU’s student population is characterized by its rich diversity (nearly one-third of all students identify as underrepresented) and includes more than 850 international students representing 60 countries from around the world.

Reporting to the President, the Provost provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of all academic programs, student success, and related services. The division includes the following units:

The next Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs will have:

How to Apply

Greenwood Asher & Associates® is assisting Eastern Illinois University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood Asher & Associates. Application materials should include:

We strongly encourage submitting application materials as PDF attachments. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin on November 17, 2023 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Jeremy Duff, Vice President of Executive Search, Greenwood Asher & Associates


Julie Schrodt, Senior Executive Search Consultant, Greenwood Asher & Associates



Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer – minority / female / disability / veteran - committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse community.

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