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Provost and vIce president for academic affairs

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announces the search for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The largest school in the nine-member University of Louisiana System, UL Lafayette is classified as a doctoral institution with High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation and ranks among the top 175 institutions in the U.S. in R&D.

The picturesque 1500-acre campus is in the heart of Acadiana, one of America’s best known regions for its joie de vivre and acclaimed musical and culinary traditions ( and A hub of scholarship and programmatic outreach in Cajun and Creole cultural traditions, the University has been designated as the protector of these traditions by UNESCO.

UL Lafayette plays an essential role in the economic growth of the region and state. A medical, transportation, entertainment, education, retail and energy hub, the economy supports a growing and diverse population, low unemployment, and strong real estate and retail markets.

As the university’s academic leader, the successful candidate will be in the enviable position of helping UL Lafayette continue its ascendancy as a ranked institution known for high demand academic programs (including accounting, architecture, biology, computer science, engineering, moving image arts, nursing and speech pathology and audiology) and a world renowned cultural climate. For a detailed list of qualifications and a summary of opportunities awaiting the new Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, visit

The Search Committee will begin reviewing resumes August 9. Applications/nominations will be accepted until the position is filled and will be considered in confidence. Submissions should include a current cv, detailed letter reflecting on the desired attributes, and contact information for five references.
Submit materials electronically to The search is assisted by John B. Hicks, Senior Consultant, Academic Search, Inc.: 205-345-7221.


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.


posted june 2013