Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). 

With the recent appointment of Florida Tech’s sixth president, John Nicklow, Ph.D., there is a sense of excitement on campus, and the institution is poised to move forward in transformational ways with new leadership and high motivation. Florida Tech is well positioned for the right leadership team to dramatically elevate its visibility, rankings and impact. 

Founded in 1958, Florida Tech is a premier private, metropolitan, STEM-focused research university with an emphasis on aeronautics, science and engineering, business, psychology and liberal arts. Florida Tech’s location in Melbourne, Florida, in the heart of Brevard County and on the Space Coast, provides unparalleled access to a rapidly growing business and industry environment and a vibrant entrepreneurial community.

The Provost serves as Florida Tech’s chief academic officer with responsibility for the university’s academic and research missions. This outstanding opportunity will be best served by a dynamic, inclusive and transformational leader who understands and has a deep appreciation for the institution, its history, its people and its focus on STEM, as well as someone who has enthusiasm and energy for building and maintaining excellence in all aspects of the university’s academic and research missions. The Florida Tech community is united in its desire to welcome a new provost who will be a strong advocate for the institution, an inspirational communicator to all constituents, an adherent to the academic credo of shared governance and an individual who embodies integrity, vision, a passionate commitment to higher education and a level of leadership and team-building experience that will effectively drive Florida Tech toward a bright and successful future. 

Required qualifications include: a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree; STEM-related field preferred; a distinction as a scholar and educator meriting tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in a discipline offered by Florida Tech; substantial administrative experience in higher education administration at a research-intensive institution; thorough understanding of the current issues facing higher education; and demonstrated ability to manage a complex academic organization, work effectively with diverse constituencies and manage change. Preferred attributes and additional information about the position and Florida Tech can be found in the leadership profile above.

Nominations and Applications

AGB Search is pleased to assist Florida Tech with this leadership search. To apply for the Provost position, candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • a resumé or curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of interest that addresses specifically how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications intersect with Florida Tech’s qualifications and priorities as identified in the profile;
  • and contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials should be sent to by October 9, 2023, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the Provost position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB Search consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal; 540.761.9494

Sally Mason, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant; 765.414.0299

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate; 805.490.9161

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901,, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.