Bowling Green, Ohio
Jun 12, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Bowling Green State University



Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a doctoral/research-high public university in northwest Ohio, seeks a collaborative, transparent, and forward-oriented leader to serve as the next Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (provost). Reporting to the president, the provost will provide vision, leadership, and overall management and direction for the academic affairs division at BGSU and anchor the president’s cabinet. The provost will oversee a $120.5 million academic affairs budget and has 16 direct reports.  

Founded in 1910 as Bowling Green State Normal School, for more than 100 years BGSU has focused on providing a quality student experience that changes lives and careers. As a public university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1916 with Reaffirmation of Accreditation granted in 2013, BGSU embraces its responsibility to advance society through education. With quality academic programming, robust opportunities for research and service, and a focus on providing students with connections and experiences that translate to success, the University changes lives. A continued emphasis on student success, excellence, and value has provided a pathway for students and alumni to make a difference in the state, the nation, and the world.

In addition to an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and academic leadership, the successful candidate will bring to the role the vision, energy, and creativity needed to lead BGSU’s academic units during a critical time of change in higher education. Working with the president, the board, and faculty and staff, the provost must continue to build upon BGSU’s tradition as a comprehensive university with a focus on the liberal arts by exploring new initiatives that serve the evolving needs of students and provide students with social mobility, respond to changing market patterns, and advance academic excellence. BGSU must further its research and outreach activities to serve the public good by addressing social issues and being a national leader in research areas that serve the public interest. BGSU seeks candidates with an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines represented in the University to apply for the position. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of five years in academic leadership roles in a university setting; teaching, scholarly research/creative activity, and service credentials meriting appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure; an understanding of and commitment to demographic, social, and intellectual diversity; and a fair, collaborative, and transparent leadership style that will engender trust among all members of the University community.

BGSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be directed to:

Natalie Leonhard, Managing Associate

Jeff Kessner, Senior Associate

Allison Pickett, Associate

Washington, DC 20036

To apply:

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. BGSU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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