The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, seeks a Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs who will embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with maintaining and expanding the rigorous and broad-based academic experience at the University.
The Provost, who oversees all of Scranton’s academic programs, policies and priorities, will be an accomplished academic leader who is deeply committed to the Catholic and Jesuit identity of The University of Scranton. The Provost will also be a key partner with the President in all major campus initiatives and priorities.
Founded in 1888 as Saint Thomas College by the Most Reverend William G. O’Hara, D.D., first bishop of Scranton, Scranton achieved university status in 1938 and was entrusted to the care of the Society of Jesus in 1942. Today, The University of Scranton is a community of faculty, staff, and students who are inspired by the centuries-old tradition of Catholic and Jesuit education. At Scranton, students, faculty, and staff are challenged by a rich and personal approach to education in the context of a dynamic university that prepares them to be agents of change in the world.
The campus community includes approximately 5,380 undergraduate and graduate students, 304 full-time faculty members, and 611 full-time staff members. The campus is home to three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kania School of Management and the Panuska College of Professional Studies. The University has an engaged alumni community, with over 49,000 living alumni from around the world.
Reporting to the President, the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs will be a dynamic and accomplished leader with substantial achievements in both the academic and administrative arenas and the drive necessary to achieve ambitious university-wide goals in accordance with the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly accomplishments as well as demonstrated success in managing a large and complex organization. Additionally, the Provost must possess strong organizational and leadership skills; a transparent management style; a belief in and eagerness to promote shared governance; outstanding communication and relationship-building skills; experience encouraging and assessing scholarship and teaching across disciplines; and an unwavering dedication to students and their success. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is required, as is an ability to be appointed at the rank of tenured professor.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 20, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University’s consultants Robin Mamlet, Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., and Alexis von Kunes Newton at ScrantonProvost@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. The University encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO Employer/Educator.
The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.