Des Moines, Iowa
Aug 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Located in the vibrant and growing capital city of Iowa, Des Moines University (DMU) is a well-established, leading graduate health sciences institution.  Founded in 1898 as the Dr. S. S. Still College of Osteopathy, the University enrolls more than 1,700 students. DMU comprises three colleges:  College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and the College of Health Sciences.

The Provost will be the chief academic officer of the University, and oversee all matters relating to academic programs and personnel, curriculum, instruction, and research. The Provost reports to the President, serves as the second-ranked executive of the University, and is a member of the faculty.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., M.D., D.O., or other terminal degree from a higher education institution with a minimum of seven to ten years of administrative experience in a complex, private or public sector institution. Experience at an academic health sciences setting is preferred.

The agenda for the new provost focuses on leading change. DMU seeks a proven servant leader who will collaborate with and empower others to solve problems by being strategic and aspirational. The provost’s primary agenda include strategic planning, partnering with the President, leading with confidence, supporting innovation, and managing with creativity and openness.

For more details regarding this position, the institution and the search process, please visit  The University’s web address is

To assure consideration, complete applications must be received by October 18, 2017. Candidates should submit materials electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF:  a letter of interest that directly addresses the leadership opportunities and attributes outlined in the profile, a curriculum vita, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references. References will only be contacted with the permission of the candidate.

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent electronically to:

Erika Linden, Chief Compliance Officer

Search Committee Chair

Des Moines University


This search is being assisted by:

Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D., Senior Consultant

AGB Search, Washington, DC

(563) 380-4919 (c)


Frederick V. Moore, J.D., Search Consultant

AGB Search, Washington, DC

(712) 299-2544 (c)


Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). DMU encourages applications from candidates of underrepresented groups.

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