Search for Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

November 6, 2014

Members of the Rutgers Community:

I am writing to announce an internal search for the position of Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (EVPAA) for the Rutgers University system. In the context of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, the positions of EVPAA and Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick will now be formally separated into independent positions. Once this search is completed and an appointment is made, Dr. Richard L. Edwards, who currently serves jointly as EVPAA of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will be able to focus solely on his role as Chancellor. This will formally put in place a final piece of an academic structure that Dick Edwards and I, along with the other Chancellors, have been actively working toward during the past year.

The EVPAA will serve as the chief academic officer of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Working within the new structure created by the higher education restructuring legislation, he or she will coordinate academic programs throughout the university system in conjunction with the provosts of Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers University–Newark, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, particularly in regard to new degree programs. The EVPAA will chair the Promotion Review Committee and manage the tenure and promotion process across all academic units. Among other responsibilities, the EVPAA will also coordinate enrollment management and admissions, oversee international and global affairs, coordinate professional programs and other activities that extend across multiple elements of Rutgers, and staff the Joint Boards Committee on Academic and Student Affairs.

Direct reports to the EVPAA include the vice presidents for enrollment management, academic administration, global and international affairs, institutional diversity and inclusion, and continuing studies and distance education, as well as the vice president for information services and the university librarian. Rutgers University Press and the Office of Student Veterans Services also report to the EVPAA.

We hope to select a qualified candidate for this important position from within the Rutgers system who has significant experience as a senior faculty member as well as extensive administrative experience. Those who meet these qualifications and are interested in this senior-level position should apply for the position online.


Robert Barchi