Muhlenberg College invites nominations and applications for the position of provost.
Nestled in a neighborhood of the city of Allentown, PA, 90 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia, Muhlenberg College’s 82-acre campus serves as the milieu where over 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students develop their skills as independent critical thinkers. The College provides an intellectually rigorous holistic experience for students within the context of an inclusive residential campus, producing graduates who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, and committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience. Muhlenberg’s approximately 300 faculty members develop curricula across more than 50 academic programs that integrate the traditional liberal arts with select preprofessional studies. With a commitment to making a liberal arts education accessible to a variety of learners, Muhlenberg also offers accelerated 22-month BA programs as well as progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.
After serving as interim president for one year, long-term faculty member and former provost Kathleen E. Harring became Muhlenberg’s first female president in June 2020. Reporting directly to President Harring, the next provost will serve as a vital member of the collaborative senior leadership. The provost oversees and manages all fiscal and personnel aspects of the academic enterprise, including the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, and works closely with 19 academic department chairs. Additionally, the provost will oversee an array of centers, offices, and units that contribute to the vibrant intellectual life of Muhlenberg College. Working cooperatively with faculty, staff, and College leadership, the next provost will further strengthen the College’s high standard of academic excellence, expand opportunities for cross-program collaboration, support and assist in creating an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment, and engage in opportunities to develop and grow continuing education offerings. Ideal candidates will be curious, creative, and collaborative academic leaders with deep experience in the classroom, a strong record of scholarship, and extensive managerial oversight. They should have earned tenure and associate professor rank.
Nominations and letters of interest with a curriculum vitae may be sent in confidence to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Jim Sirianni, Partner
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate
For more information, please visit Muhlenberg College’s home page at muhlenberg.edu.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to valuing and enhancing diversity and encourages applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity of our community.
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