Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

Dr. Inga H. Musselman has been selected to serve as our next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. She assumes her new role effective December 1, 2017.

About the Search

Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost serves as the University’s Chief Academic Officer, with responsibility for all academic programs as well as the implementation of the academic priorities of the Strategic Plan.  The Provost must be able to lead within a complex organization, have a broad intellectual orientation, an appreciation for future trends in education, and a passion for the mission of public higher education.  A critical member of the President’s cabinet, the Provost works with the senior leadership team in the common effort to continuously enhance the productivity of the faculty and staff and to provide ever-greater opportunities for student growth and achievement.

Read full position description and desired qualifications


Search Committee

Chair, Dr. Hasan Pirkul
Naveen Jindal School of Management

Dr. Kimberly Hill
Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Humanities

Lisa Bell
Associate Dean
School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Dr. Denise Park
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Dr. Theodore Price
Associate Professor
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Dr. Poras Balsara
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Robert Hart
Clinical Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Kurt Beron
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Dr. Elena Katok
Ashbel Smith Professor
Naveen Jindal School of Management

Dr. Stephen Spiro
Professor and Program Head Biological Sciences
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Melissa Wyder
Administrative Assistant II
Science/Math Education

Dr. Mohammad Hooshyar
Professor, Mathematical Science
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Rafael Martin
Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Vice President for Research

Dr. Calvin Jamison
Vice President

Yolande Evans
Assistant Vice President
Student Programs

Akshitha Padigela
Naveen Jindal School of Management


Projected timeline is subject to change

April 4
Search committee met with Mirah Horowitz, consultant with the search firm Russell Reynolds, to provide feedback on the characteristics, qualifications, experience, and visionary leadership necessary to develop the position profile.

May 30
Search committee received required training and provided feedback on the draft position profile.

June 12
Search launched and actively seeking candidates.

August 16
Search committee meeting.

Sep. and Oct.

Campus interviews with finalists.

November 8
Dr. Inga H. Musselman was announced as the new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.


Search Process and Protocol

  1. Diversity and Inclusion

    The University of Texas at Dallas values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success in research and education. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion.

    The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression.

  2. Confidentiality

    The Hiring Manager and Search Chair are responsible for ensuring that all application materials are secure. All applicant materials and committee deliberations are confidential and may only be shared with those directly involved in the employment process.

    UTD respects the level of confidentiality expected by our candidates. Therefore, names of candidates will not be posted on the website.

  3. Accommodation Request

    If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the designated search firm consultant.

    If you will require an accommodation for an on-campus interview, please contact [email protected] to discuss necessary arrangements.

  4. Search Committee Charge

    The Hiring Manager is responsible for the employment decision and for providing guidance and support to the designated Search Chair throughout the entire employment process. The Hiring Manager must explain to the search committee its duties as outlined in the Recruitment Plan.

    In charging a search committee, the Hiring Manager should define expectations for the search by detailing the position’s minimum and preferred qualifications, advertising and outreach sources, and developing selection criteria to include an assessment of the candidate’s qualifications for working within a diverse environment. This charge should include the hiring manager’s overall vision for the position and the skills/knowledge a successful person in this position will possess. This is the opportunity for the hiring manager to make clear to the search committee exactly what the priorities are for the role and give the search committee a clear and consistent framework by which to evaluate the applicants. It is also a good time to review any placement goals for the particular positon type to be filed or for the general unit/department in which the position will be housed.