Provost and Chief Academic Officer
The Office of the Provost advances Carnegie Mellon University’s mission for teaching, research and scholarly excellence by providing leadership, expertise, coordination and resources that nurture the personal, professional and intellectual growth of our community of students, faculty and staff in diverse academic contexts. Carnegie Mellon provides unparalleled education to more than 13,000 students and outreach to 100,000 alumni through seven distinguished schools and colleges, augmented by campuses in Qatar and Silicon Valley, and degree-granting programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. As one of the nation's leading research institutions, Carnegie Mellon is renowned for nurturing interdisciplinary research and producing groundbreaking creative pursuits. We foster a creative and supportive research environment through corporate and institutional partnerships spanning all disciplines and all locations, making CMU uniquely attuned to the intersections of technology, science, humanities and the arts that create a nurturing environment for learning and discovery that is well positioned to advance knowledge and improve the human condition.
As the university’s chief academic officer, Provost Farnam Jahanian has broad responsibility for leading CMU’s schools, institutes and campuses and is instrumental in long-range institutional and academic planning and implementation. The provost oversees academic and budgetary policy and priorities, ensures the quality of the student body and maintains educational excellence. In addition, the provost also has oversight responsibility for recruiting, hiring and advancement of faculty and academic administrators and for the university’s promotion and tenure of the 1,500 members of CMU’s faculty.
Supporting these efforts and initiatives is an extraordinary group of academic and administrative leaders, including deans, vice provosts and key faculty and professional staff who are committed to continuing CMU’s success and tradition in education, research and societal impact.