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The University of Southern Indiana seeks a visionary and effective Provost to enhance and further the academic programs and initiatives of a student-centered institution; support faculty development and aspirations; work with an engaged student body; collaborate with other institutions of higher education within Indiana as well as citizens, community leaders and local officials for the advancement of the University and the region; and work with legislators and others to help advocate for the University. Continue Reading Prospectus

The University

Established in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana is one of five state universities in Indiana conferring baccalaureate and higher degrees. From its earliest stage of planning in the early 1960s, community leaders have supported the University by providing a solid base for its present success and future growth. That community support continues today, as evidenced by continued strong giving to a vibrant USI Foundation, and a solid reputation in the state legislature. The University of Southern Indiana has undergone a major transformation in academic programs and in instructional and support facilities. The climate exists for growth and expansion.

The University of Southern Indiana recognizes, through its mission, the diversity of its learners, other constituencies and the greater society it serves. Strategic decisions, planning and budget priorities, and administrative and academic goals are congruent with USI’s mission. The University’s governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the University to fulfill its mission.

The University of Southern Indiana’s appeal to students is found in its size, accessibility of professors, beautiful environment and innovative housing, proximity to an urban center, friendliness of students, employees and the community, as well as its affordability and value. The University is in close proximity to major cities, including St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville and Nashville.

Set on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus, USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University located in Evansville, Indiana, supported by the local business community and a vibrant arts and entertainment culture. USI enrolls over 9,100 undergraduate, graduate and dual credit students in more than 130 areas of study with an average grade point average of 3.5 for entering freshman. A public higher education institution, USI boasts competitive and renowned programs through the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Romain College of Business, the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, the College of Liberal Arts, and the School of Graduate Studies. The University is home to graduate programs with online offerings and provides study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, as well as hosting international students from around the globe. USI offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually. The University’s Outreach and Engagement programs include its Center for Applied Research, College Achievement Program, Community Engagement (including Historic New Harmony, Historic Southern Indiana and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art), Corporate Partnerships and Customized Training, training at Westgate Academy serving the Crane Naval Base members, Lifelong Learning Noncredit Courses and Certifications, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), Safety Training, Service Learning, Southern Indiana Japanese School, USI @ Innovation Pointe, and the Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center. In cooperation with the University of Evansville and Indiana University School of Medicine, USI is a partner in the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences which is located in downtown Evansville. USI serves as an authorizer for two charter schools, Indiana Agriculture and Technology School and Springville Community Academy. Indiana Agriculture and Technology School is a tuition-free charter school currently the educational home to 253 students in grades 7-12. Springville Community Academy, located in Springville, Indiana, opened in 2022 and is home to over 165 K-8 students.

USI started the transition to Division I athletics in Fall 2022 as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The USI Men’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving are members of the Summit League while Men’s Tennis is a member of an OVC/Horizon League partnership. The University currently sponsors 19 varsity intercollegiate sports. Student-athletes have consistently maintained an overall grade point average of 3.28 and consistently boast nearly 200 Academic All-Conference awards annually. USI has been nationally ranked by USA Today and the NCAA for student-athlete graduation rate and is proud to offer scholarship opportunities in each varsity sport. Prior to the transition to Division I, USI Screaming Eagle Athletics was a competitive member of