Position Details

Baylor University is seeking a highly respected scholar with a combination of accomplishments in research, teaching, and administration to join the leadership team of President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. The new provost will come to Baylor at a time of great optimism and significant momentum. Baylor, a nationally ranked private, Christian institution with 17,000 students, is located in Waco, Texas, which is centrally located between Dallas and Austin and in the midst of a dramatic revitalization. As Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning, the University is extraordinarily prepared for future success.

Baylor’s dynamic president, now in her second year, has infused the University community with new energy and excitement as students, faculty and staff join with the president in looking forward to the appointment of a new academic leader. The new provost will find a welcoming community ready to join in helping to create an even greater Baylor.

The new provost will have the opportunity to shape and implement Illuminate, an ambitious, newly adopted strategic plan leading Baylor toward achieving “R1: Highest Research Activity” status while remaining grounded in Christian faith in the Baptist tradition. In support of Illuminate, The University launched a $1.1 billion fundraising campaign this fall. The new provost will be joining an institution blessed with a diverse and accomplished student body, an exceptional faculty committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship, a healthy financial position, a strong endowment, and a large and wide community of faithful alumni, friends, and supporters.
With such aspirations, the University is seeking an exceptional leader who has a reputation of modeling character, earning academic recognition, delivering administrative accomplishments, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and a mature Christian faith.

Detailed information about the position, qualification requirements, desired personal and professional attributes as well as application, nomination and inquiry information is provided in the position profile, which is downloadable from the left column of this page, as well as at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will begin immediately. For full consideration, completed applications should be received no later than January 2, 2019. Off-site interviews to select finalists will be held the weekend of January 31 through February 2, 2019. 

For Applications should be submitted to:

Confidential inquiries, nominations and referrals may be made to:

Oscar Page, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (903) 870-8303
Sally Mason, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (765) 414-0299

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.