The Provost’s Office

Academic Excellence Through Education, Research & Service

We partner with the campus to ensure all students succeed and thrive, faculty and staff are supported in their research and scholarship and the campus community has the support it needs as a world-class public research university.

Our Mission

Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. We aim to challenge and inspire our students with a world-class education and the tools they need to be changemakers at UT and beyond.

156 Undergrad Degree Programs

237 Graduate Degree Programs

$797m Research Funding

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David Vanden Bout Appointed Dean of College of Natural Sciences

Serving as interim dean since March, his steady and strategic leadership has enabled the college to make significant progress in many areas. The university is incredibly thankful he has agreed to continue serving in this role.


Call for Applications - Provost’s Early Career Fellowship Awards

The goal of this initiative is to increase the number of faculty who will further UT’s critical goals of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness by attracting and hiring candidates with outstanding scholarly records. Learn more and submit a departmental application today!

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Call for Nominations and Applications — Faculty Ombuds

The Faculty Council and the Executive Vice President and Provost are seeking nominations for one of our two Faculty Ombuds, an office that provides faculty a prompt and professional way to resolve concerns and conflicts beyond turning to their supervisors. The Ombuds serves as a neutral third party, providing information, advice, and mediation to faculty who have University-related questions or complaints.

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Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Presidential Steering Committee

A new Presidential Steering Committee to implement the recommendations in the HSI Transition Plan and to assure that our work in this area continues to advance. It is important to recognize that the plan links directly with the university’s new strategic direction and our emphasis on impact, while focusing on people, place, and pursuits.


I am enormously impressed by the dedication and excellence of the UT community, and this feeling has only gotten stronger with time. As one of the world’s great public research universities, UT drives societal progress while educating — and launching — the leaders of tomorrow. Through world-class research and scholarship, exceptional teaching and instruction, and an unwavering commitment to our students’ success, we will continue to advance our academic mission together.

Sharon L. Wood

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Vice President and Provost



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