Provost and VP for Academic Affairs | Belhaven University

Belhaven University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for Provost and VP for Academic Affairs.

As chief academic officer, the Provost advances Belhaven’s tradition of quality in academics, student life, and service and its mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas. Further, the Belhaven Provost is one who appreciates the South with its unique culture and service opportunities.

“Our Standard is Christ” is the identifier of Belhaven University because, as an institution, we are committed to honoring the Lord in all endeavors.

Belhaven University’s compelling mission and unique culture are deeply treasured by faculty. Our mission is our calling; grace-filled trust is our working style; investment in students is our passion.

More specifically, this culture includes:

  • Keeping evangelical faith central to all we are, without being narrow.
  • Teaching from a Reformed perspective without being rigid.
  • Assuring faculty/staff have time and independence to fulfill their calling.
  • Guarding the priority of teaching, mentoring, and serving students.

The Provost reports to the President and serves as a key member of the administrative team, providing guidance to administrative leaders and academic deans, coordinating with other senior leaders, connecting with all faculty, and serving all members of the student body as a model of servant leadership. The Provost collaborates with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

The ideal candidate will be a person of academic, theological, and relational depth.  Those seeking to serve in this role will have a global Christian worldview, a love for academic inquiry, shepherding spirit, commitment to faculty development, solid executive-level experience, business acumen, and appropriate credentials.

This Fall 2022, Belhaven University enrolled one of its largest classes in the history of the University, with over 3,600 students serving across our variety of learning platforms and programs, including:

  • The traditional campus of 1,100 students in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Online programs enrolling 2,400 students in various undergraduate, 17 Masters, and two doctoral programs—all built, supported, and efficiently operated by a skilled and responsive internal staff and infrastructure.
  • Innovative degree programs, including an online MBA in China, taught in Mandarin and English, an Entrepreneurship MBA teamed with Global Silicon Valley, and other innovative hybrid programs.

Belhaven University has been named one of the top universities to work for in America by the Chronicle of Higher Education, was honored by Best Christian Workplace, is listed in the Top 100 Best Buy Colleges and Universities, and as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges.

We invite confidential inquiries, nominations, or applications. Trusting God’s timing, we hope to fill this position in early 2023, but the process could go faster or slower depending on how the Lord leads.

If God might be leading you to explore this position or suggest a candidate who would be the right fit, please make contact in a way that is best for you. A resume would be helpful, but this discussion can start with an inquiry, and we will go from there.

The compensation is solid – not at the top of the charts, but not even close to the bottom. The cost of living in Mississippi is affordable, and your spouse’s career opportunities are plentiful.  We are a 4-hour drive to the beach, our rush-hour traffic is minimal, and we do not own snow shovels.


  • Dr. Roger Parrott
    President of the University
    1500 Peachtree Street
    Jackson, MS 39211
    (601) 968-5919