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Arts and Humanities

The Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity provides University-wide academic leadership across the Global Network University, especially with respect to cross-school programs and initiatives. The Vice Provost provides strategic advice to the Provost and President on the University's schools, centers, curricula and initiatives in the arts and humanities, including strategic advice on hiring and funding priorities. Working with and across the schools, and in conjunction with the University Office of Development and Office of Research Compliance & Administration, the Vice Provost will initiate efforts and provide support to academic units to obtain external funding for the arts and humanities. The Vice Provost serves as the academic liaison to the Faculty Senators Council.

The Vice Provost oversees University Professorships and has oversight of provostial institutes and centers, including: Institute of African American Affairs, Africa House, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, China House, India House, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Center for the Humanities, New York Institute for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and Scholars at Risk Network at NYU.  

The Vice Provost has broad responsibility for strategic leadership for the University's diversity initiatives consistent with NYU's commitment to diversity as a core value, including ongoing programs, such as the Task Force on Faculty Diversity and the MLK Jr. Scholars Program, as well as new initiatives to achieve a diverse faculty and student body, showcase and integrate diversity throughout the University, and promote research and teaching on diversity. 

The Visual Arts Initiatives Awards of the University Arts Council supports new faculty initiatives in creative activities and scholarship.


Ulrich Baer
Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity


Edward J. Sullivan
Provostial Fellow for the Arts

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