Provost and Deputy President

Ref: 7304

Nanyang Technological University


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Role coordinated by:

Dong Qing Yang

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 20/05/2024

Young, dynamic, and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is ranked among the world’s top universities. Located in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore and featuring one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, the university is home to an outstanding community of students, faculty, and professional staff, and is a partner of choice for leading institutions across all sectors in the region and beyond. 

NTU is seeking to appoint an internationally accomplished academic leader and administrator with a deep understanding of the global tertiary education landscape, as provost and deputy president, to advance NTU as a top institution known for academic excellence, as well as for impactful research and innovation.

As the chief academic officer, the provost and deputy president oversees the college deans and school chairs. Collectively, they are responsible for advancing the excellence of NTU’s education and research, and upholding the quality of NTU’s academic programmes and their future development.

Dedicated to the holistic development of talent, the provost and deputy president will enhance the human capital of NTU in the university’s pursuit of academic excellence through strategic hiring and faculty development, and help generate resources to strengthen infrastructure, build the community, and broaden our networks.

The provost and deputy president formulates policies to attract, retain, and develop outstanding academic talent. He or she must maintain the highest academic standards in decisions related to appointments, tenure and promotion, and academic programmes.

In addition, the provost and deputy president plays a major role in the planning and supervision of financial resources, including directing the annual budget process for all academics, colleges, and student-centred units.

Finally, the provost and deputy president works closely with the president and other senior leaders to develop NTU’s strategic priorities, determine its operational needs, and address critical issues relating to academics, talent recruitment and retention, budgets, and community and culture.

The ideal candidate should be/have:

  • An internationally accomplished academic leader and administrator with a deep understanding of the global tertiary education landscape.
  • Creative, analytical, and energetic, and ready to translate principles and ideas into action.
  • Committed to or experienced in developing high-impact faculty recruitment and retention strategies.
  • A successful track record as a senior manager in an analogous context within a world-leading institution, with considerable academic and professional strengths.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.

The deadline for applications is 20th May 2024 (12pm SGT).