West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, is seeking an innovative, strategic and dynamic leader for the Campus Provost position at the new WVU Beckley campus. The Provost will provide visionary leadership for academic-related affairs and report directly to the Campus President. WVU Tech has entered an exciting era of revival and rededication. On September 1, 2015, the West Virginia University Board of Governors voted unanimously to make Beckley, West Virginia the new home of WVU Tech. The new Provost will play an integral role in shaping the academic culture of WVU Tech during this unique time in its history. WVU Tech offers more than 40 academic programs in two colleges: the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences. Serving 1,600 students – representing more than 30 states and 25 countries – WVU Tech consistently ranks among the top 100 undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report and has been ranked as number one in the state for student return on education investment by Payscale. WVU Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The Provost will work with deans to provide rigor and relevance to residential and online academic programs, assist faculty in the implementation of innovative teaching methodologies, support and foster research and outreach initiatives, lead faculty development and evaluation, achieve and maintain program and institutional level accreditations, develop actionable program assessment tools, and maintain a collaborative relationship with the main campus in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The successful candidate for the position of Provost will have:
• A doctoral degree
• Eight (8) years of academic record in teaching, research and service, with an emphasis on four-year programs
• Minimum of four (4) years in a substantive leadership position with a record of progressive responsibilities; and
• A strong academic record appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment at the professor level Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.
For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by March 12, 2018. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. The full position description is available from wvutech.edu/provost. A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences, a current résumé or curriculum vitae, and a list of names of five references (including titles, institutions and contact information). References will not be contacted until approval is provided by the candidate. These materials should be submitted to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology application portal at https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=07880&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should send an email with information about the nominated person to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, which is assisting in this search. Please include the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Partner
Sharon A. McDade, Principal & Senior Executive Leadership Consultant
Alex Matthews, Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
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Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
For more information on WVU Tech, please visit: https://www.wvutech.edu/. At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.