Chester, Pennsylvania
Dec 13, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Widener University seeks a creative, innovative, and collegial leader to serve as Provost of this leading metropolitan university just outside Philadelphia. As a key member of the President’s five-person leadership team, the Provost will have the opportunity to oversee academic and student affairs across three campuses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Provost will also lead and advocate for Widener’s approximately 280 full-time instructional faculty and a staff of more than 200, and oversee a budget of approximately $74.2 million.

Widener’s commitment to academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement is reflected in its diverse array of academic programs, which range from the arts and sciences to law, nursing, engineering, business, education, physical therapy, social work, and beyond. The new Provost will be intellectually invigorated by Widener’s disciplinary breadth and will work to understand, support, and advance all of the University’s schools and colleges, both individually and collectively.

The Provost leads and advocates for 280 full-time instructional faculty across Widener’s seven schools while simultaneously serving as a key senior administrator for a vibrant, multi-campus University. The Provost mentors Widener’s talented group of Deans, and aids them in advancing shared institutional and school/college goals. Widener’s top strategic priorities include enhancing the University’s stature and visibility, identifying and creating new academic programs in areas of growth, particularly in STEM and healthcare fields, and further enhancing Widener’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Provost is also responsible at a high level for faculty development and as head of both academic and student affairs, must embrace a holistic approach to student development and demonstrate, across both divisions, a deep understanding of and commitment to student success.

For best consideration, nominations, applications, and queries in confidence should be sent to:

Sue May, Partner

Alyssa Perez, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

[email protected]

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment practices on any basis including sex, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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