Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Position Overview

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Stockton University (Stockton) invites applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1969, Stockton University is consistently ranked among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top 100 public national universities. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. 

With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 700 full-time and part-time faculty members, Stockton offers more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs in its seven academic schools, as well as continuing education opportunities. Stockton thrives as a distinctive regional institution, providing a diverse, values-based, student-centered environment of exceptional teaching and learning. 

The incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as Stockton’s chief academic officer, supporting the implementation of the University’s academic mission and providing curricular and administrative leadership within a shared governance environment.

The Provost will be an engaged, collaborative and innovative leader with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence and student success. The Provost will be an institutional advocate and effective communicator with both internal and external constituencies. A strong appreciation of and commitment to Stockton’s mission and values is essential. Additional Information about Stockton University may be found at

A complete position profile with information about this opportunity and preferred qualifications and experience can be found above.

Nominations and Applications

The Stockton University Provost and VPAA Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in mid-October. Although applications will be received until the position is filled, materials should be submitted by the target date of Monday, October 9, 2023, to receive the most favorable consideration. Final selection and announcement of the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is expected to be made by mid-December.

Applications should include:

  • a letter of interest that addresses specifically how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications intersect with Stockton University’s qualifications, personal qualities, and listed strategic priorities outlined in the profile; 
  • a current curriculum vitae; and
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references for future contact. Please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate. 

All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted electronically (PDF format) to:

    Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

    Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., Principal; (908) 341-2178     

    Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant; (248) 821-4766

    Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (including, but not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities. Please visit for information on Stockton's Equal Opportunity and Institutional Compliance processes.  An applicant may request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process by contacting Bart Musitano, Manager for University Pensions and Benefits within the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday-Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.