Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island
Oct 10, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salve Regina University seeks a proven academic leader for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As chief academic officer, the Provost is administratively responsible for all academic departments and programs, and serves as a key member of the University’s senior administrative team led by Salve Regina’s president, Sister Jane Gerety, Ph.D. The new Provost/VPAA will assume office on or around July 1, 2018.

Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, Rhode Island, Salve Regina University is a Catholic coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The institution offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student’s individual talents. A core curriculum engages the whole student and extends from the classroom into a global community with a strong ethical basis and an emphasis on service. Close ties between faculty and students and a commitment to teaching excellence combine to bring out the potential in every student.

The University serves approximately 2,760 men and women from 39 states and 22 foreign countries and boasts more than 20,000 alumni. Undergraduate enrollment is 2,161 students, while graduate enrollment stands at 599. The University awards BA, BS and BAS degrees in over 45 majors and concentrations. For graduate students the University offers MA, MS and MBA degrees, a Ph.D. in humanities and a doctorate in nursing practice, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Continuing education courses are offered at the University’s Center for Adult Education in Warwick, R.I.

Committed to mission and building on existing strengths, Salve Regina encourages candidates for Provost/VPAA with vision, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a clear appreciation for the life of the mind. Good-match candidates will bring a substantial track record of academic achievement, an ability to think strategically and plan with input from all university stakeholders, the courage to make informed and decisive decisions, and the ability to articulate the need for those decisions. Solid academic credentials are essential, integrity of the highest order is critical, and personal characteristics of warmth and authenticity are crucial. A demonstrated engagement in and passion for teaching, learning, and scholarship, coupled with an ability to advocate for faculty and student needs will be critical. True to the values of its founders and grounded in a commitment to serve others, Salve welcomes candidates from all faith backgrounds who will bring an understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Prior to making applications, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the specific attributes desired in Salve Regina's next Provost/VPAA and the details of the application process by reviewing the Provost/VPAA Search Profile. Requests and inquiries should be directed to Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D., Search Consultant, and will be held in strict confidentiality.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Salve Regina University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of its employment policies, educational policies or financial aid programs. Salve Regina University neither condones nor tolerates discriminatory conduct and expects all faculty, staff and students to promote an environment that is free of discrimination and supportive of this policy.

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