Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Lewis University seeks nominations and applications for the newly-created position of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is a comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic institution that serves more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students. A learning community strongly committed to its missional values – Knowledge, Fidelity, Wisdom, Justice and Association – Lewis is located in Romeoville, IL, 30 minutes southwest of Chicago.

Lewis University's educational identity and mission focus are steeped in the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional life. The university has built a network of distinctive and innovative degree programs, which are continually tailored to match the market's high-demand jobs. Lewis offers over 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 34 graduate programs (including two doctoral programs) and accelerated programs for working adults. Lewis' academic programs are housed within four Colleges – Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing & Health Professions – and the School for Professional and Continuing Education. An intimate and student-centered community, Lewis prides itself on a student to teacher ratio of 13:1 and the fact that 90% of classes have fewer than 30 students.

The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs reports directly to the Provost and has operational responsibility for the development and administration of the academic functions of the University. Reporting directly to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs are: the Director of the Library, the Chair of the Faculty Development Committee, and selected staff in the Office of the Provost. The Associate Provost has primary responsibility for coordinating academic personnel matters (promotion, tenure, sabbatical, contract); facilitating budget processes for all areas in the purview of the Office of the Provost; managing student issues; providing leadership and coordination for the operations of the Office of the Provost; and providing leadership and support to the five academic deans and the university library.

The Provost and Lewis University community seek an experienced, collaborative and organized academic leader who is skillful at managing collegial change across a complex institution and working diplomatically with faculty, deans, staff and students across academic disciplines and others functional areas. The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree and at least five years of administrative experience in undergraduate and graduate education, preferably at the level of department chair or above.

The review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials are due by March 29th, 2017. Prior to submitting application materials, please review the profile:

Lewis University is being assisted with this search by R. H. Perry & Associates. All communications are to be directed in confidence to: Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner at (202) 253-9846, or to Dr. Jean Scott, Senior Consultant at (757) 585-2644, or to