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Texas A&M San Antonio- Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies
Title:Texas A&M San Antonio- Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Texas A&M University–San Antonio in its search for a Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.

This is an ideal opportunity for a proven leader to guide, facilitate, and administer major growth in research and scholarly activities among all members of the university community as the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies. This position reports directly to the Provost. 

A leader, educator, and mentor, the successful candidate has interdisciplinary knowledge and thrives in a dynamic environment. Providing leadership and guidance in the vital areas of research and graduate studies, the Vice Provost plays a critical role in the growth and development of the University.

The successful candidate is technically proficient and adept in communicating with all levels across campus, from senior administration to students; is highly organized and able to manage simultaneously a wide variety of activities and priorities in research and graduate studies; and is well-experienced both in grant writing and administration and in teaching within and administration of graduate programs.


Research Responsibilities:

  • Fosters research and scholarly activity in the university community.
  • Oversees the development of grant proposals and the negotiation of federal and state grants and contracts.
  • Oversees the administration of research and sponsored grants through Maestro, research compliance training through CITI, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Export Controls, and Research Council Committee.
  • Participates in planning and budgeting processes within the Office of the Provost.


Graduate Studies Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains standards and procedures by which graduate students are admitted, enrolled, supervised, retained, and awarded advanced degrees.
  • Establishes and maintains standards and procedures by which graduate assistants are selected and supervised.
  • Provides accurate and timely information to potential students, faculty, and administrators concerning the Graduate Studies programs and procedures.
  • Chairs the Graduate Council and works with its members to develop appropriate policies.
  • Oversees the review and approval of all theses/dissertations/graduate research projects.
  • Oversees the approval of awarding all graduate degrees.
  • Oversees assessment activities related to graduate education, including conducting regular program reviews, monitoring compliance and accreditation standards, and implementing strategies leading to continuous improvement.
  • Works with the staff of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on matters related to graduate education.
  • Prepares and requests approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for off- campus upper-division and graduate courses and programs. 
  • Takes an active role in the activities of the Association of Texas Graduate Schools, the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, and the Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S.


  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university.
  • Eligible for tenure as a full professor at Texas A&M University–San Antonio.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of higher education experience serving in an administrative/management capacity.
  • Extensive knowledge and involvement in extramural grant funding or research support, including writing, administration, and oversight.
  • Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations for grants and research, including compliance in research (IRB, IACUC, FCOI, IBC, etc.).
  • Ability to understand and implement policies and procedures regarding fiscal, personnel, and academic matters.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to working with and supporting a diverse and, in some instances, a nontraditional student population.



  • Familiarity with creating and delivering online graduate programs.


About Texas A&M–San Antonio:
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a growing, dynamic university reflective of the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering affordable, high-quality education.

From fall 2009, when A&M–SA became a standalone university, to fall 2017, enrollment grew 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic, and approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 graduate degree programs, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology, and biology. A&M–SA prepares and empowers students with knowledge and skills that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship, and lifelong learning.

Living in San Antonio

Described as the smallest big city, San Antonio is the nation’s 7th largest city and 2nd largest in Texas. Residents boast of the small-town atmosphere filling the streets. Travel + Leisure readers named it #5 on their “America's Friendliest City” list.

Ranked #14 on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of the 100 Best Places to Live (based on job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration), residents pay less for everyday products and services. The cost of living is over 36% less than in New        York. In addition, Texas does not have a state income tax.

The city delivers in every entertainment area, including food, music, sports, theater, art, and over 14,000 acres of scenic parks. San Antonio offers more than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year.

Though the city has been described as having a laid-back character, it offers a thriving job market with growing opportunities in biosciences, renewable energy, and manufacturing industries, including headquarters for SBC Communications (AT&T), Valero Energy,    Tesoro Petroleum, Clear Channel Communications, Southwest Research Institute, and a strong banking and financial presence. The South Texas Medical Center is one of the largest in the state, with a substantial medical and biotech research component. The           unemployment rate is below the national average.

More than 100,000 students study at one of the city’s 31 higher education institutions, including Trinity, UT Health San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, and Alamo Community Colleges.

If you have any questions, you may contact Jennifer Muller at Academic Career & Executive Search: 860-740-2600 or email

Texas A&M–San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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