A Tradition of Excellence

From the earliest days of its founding, Boston University has committed itself to being not only an incubator of ideas and discovery, but a motivator of action, entrepreneurship, and transformative solutions to the challenges of the day.

The Boston University Office of the Provost upholds this Terrier tradition of excellence by providing leadership in the University’s academic, budgetary, and planning efforts. Key to these efforts are attracting and supporting the finest faculty and students from around the world, investing in world-class learning spaces and research facilities, and advancing a standard for scholarship and innovation consistently regarded among the nation’s leaders.

The Work of the Provost

University Provost Jean Morrison is BU’s second-ranking official and its chief academic officer. Reporting directly to President Robert A. Brown, the Provost supervises all academic programs and support functions, faculty affairs (including recruiting, promotion, and tenure), strategic initiatives, global programs, student academic affairs, and academic and space planning.

As one of the country’s largest private research institutions, Boston University serves more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across the 17 schools and colleges and the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences of its Charles River, Medical, and Fenway Campuses. Its highly regarded faculty counts among its members Nobel Laureates, MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, and a roster of nationally renowned scholars in every discipline. Its classrooms, meanwhile, have become recognized as a launching pad for national leaders in science, engineering, business, communications, the humanities, and public service.

The Office of the Provost works to ensure the continued pursuit of excellence by promoting the very best in new scholarship and interdisciplinary research across campuses, supporting the University’s extensive global outreach efforts, and sustaining a vibrant intellectual community composed of the finest faculty and students.

About the Provost

Jean Morrison is University Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Boston University.

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Appointment of Professor David Boas as Arthur G.B. Metcalf Chair and Professor Ran Canetti as Wang Professor

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer I am delighted to announce the appointments of two distinguished faculty leaders in the sciences to a pair of Boston University’s most prestigious named professorships. David Boas, professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering and director of the BU Neurophotonics Center, has been […]

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Announcement of the Search Advisory Committee for the Dean of the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer As we begin the process of selecting the next dean of the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, the first step is to constitute the search advisory committee. The BU Faculty Handbook specifies that: “the advisory committee shall consist of three faculty members […]

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Appointment of Victoria Sahani as Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion at Boston University

From Dr. Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer This past February, Boston University launched a national search for a new associate provost for community and inclusion. After a process that considered several strong candidates and incorporated wide-ranging, thoughtful feedback from the BU community, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Victoria Sahani […]

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