New Concord, Ohio
Muskingum University (MU) is launching a national search for its new provost. The provost is MU's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic affairs, student affairs, and related initiatives in the University's traditional undergraduate program. The provost will partner with recently appointed President Susan Hasseler at an exciting moment of renewed institutional vitality and in an ethos where challenge to the status quo is embraced.
Muskingum is a mid-sized (2,500 students) liberal arts-centered institution with a traditional residential undergraduate program and a thriving program of Graduate and Continuing Studies (GCS). The provost will be asked to develop a major initiative integrating student affairs and academic affairs. As a fresh concept, this nexus is intended to provide creativity, accountability, and teamwork - all designed to improve the benchmarks of student success at MU.
While engaging in strategic planning and program development, the new provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of the University. Among several agenda items, the new provost will be asked to:
- Provide leadership and support for the residential undergraduate academic program and teaching faculty, while also providing oversight of a portfolio of responsibilities in both academic and student affairs, intended to enrich all aspects of student learning;
- Raise the frequency of high-impact educational experiences while establishing Muskingum as a key partner in collaborative, capacity-building, community partnerships, focused on the resources available in east-central Ohio, as well as opportunities regionally, nationally, and internationally;
- Encourage creativity through the development and implementation of MU's next strategic plan. The ability to “lead by ideas” will help to develop a shared vision for Muskingum's learning-centered ethos;
- Bring a crucial perspective to issues that impact the entire institution through the work of the senior leadership team, including strong advocacy for holistic student learning and success;
- Engage the Muskingum University community around issues of inclusivity. The provost's fresh ideas and action, particularly in the advancement of a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body, will be welcomed.
The Provost Search Profile contains more information on the nature of this opportunity and important details for submitting an application. Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Search Profile before completing their application at: www.muskingum.edu
Although applications will be accepted until the new provost is selected, candidates should plan to submit materials by Friday, March 31 2017, for the most favorable consideration. All inquiries should be directed to: Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be held in strict confidentiality.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Muskingum University strongly encourages applications from women and candidates from populations traditionally underserved by higher education.