About the Office

Voorhees Mall on College Avenue Campus at Rutgers-New Brunswick

Professor Prabhas V. Moghe was appointed in July 2019 as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. In this role, he serves as the chief academic and research officer of Rutgers–New Brunswick and is responsible for guiding the academic and research enterprises of Rutgers. This includes promoting experiential learning, academic support, and research initiatives for students, and attracting, retaining, and supporting top faculty at all career stages and fostering a collaborative culture of ideation and inquiry where research can flourish.

To achieve this, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs works closely with the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, faculty members, deans, and department chairs of the academic enterprise, and faculty development across the university. The Provost reports to the Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick Christopher Molloy.

View the Provost Office Portfolio (PDF).

Key Initiatives

Faculty Recruitment, Appointments, Reappointments, and Promotions

  • Develop with deans and center directors short- and long-term plans for faculty recruitment;
  • Approve faculty services, review membership of search committees;
  • Review faculty appointments with deans before offers are made;
  • Consult with deans about faculty eligible for promotion; and
  • Work with deans of schools and with Academic Affairs to ensure promotion packets are properly and accurately prepared.

Faculty Development

(as outlined in the New Brunswick Strategic Plan [PDF], pages 24–27)

  • Establish and provide oversight and direction for a new Office of Faculty Development and Excellence;
  • Centralize and enhance a variety of faculty supports at every career stage; and
  • Work with the Center for Organizational Leadership on academic faculty programs.

Research and Innovation

  • The Office of Research and Innovation fosters a collaborative culture of ideation, inquiry and knowledge creation at Rutgers and strives to create an environment where field-defining research can flourish.

A Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement


The Provost ensures the research and academic excellence of the institution and, working with the Rutgers Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, oversees the development of academic programs.

In addition to classroom, field, and online learning, the delivery of education to Rutgers undergraduates includes study abroad options in more than 50 countries, student chapters of professional organizations, honors programs, academic support and advising, internships, co-ops, and fellowships.

Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields, and the work they do in hundreds of centers, faculty practices, clinics, institutes, and laboratories leads to new knowledge with significant impact. Graduate students at Rutgers join faculty in their pursuits as they also discover their own research callings.

Rutgers–New Brunswick with the closely aligned Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • 4,000+ full- and part-time faculty
  • 36,000+ undergraduates
  • 14,000 graduate and professional students
  • 19 libraries
  • 17 degree-granting schools and colleges
  • 100+ undergraduate majors
  • 220+ graduate programs

Schools and Colleges

The Rutgers–New Brunswick Provost oversees operations of the major center and institutes reporting to the chancellor and the nondegree-granting Douglass Residential College and Honors College, and assists the chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick with coordinated support of 12 degree-granting schools.

The schools set academic standards, provide advising and other academic support, and serve as their students’ academic “family” within the larger university community.

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Graduate School of Education

Mason Gross School of the Arts

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

School of Arts and Sciences

School of Communication and Information

School of Engineering

School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

School of Graduate Studies

School of Management and Labor Relations

School of Social Work