PROVOST AND CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
Pomona, California and Lebanon, Oregon
Western University of Health Sciences invites applications and nominations for the role of Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
Western University of Health Sciences seeks an accomplished leader who will serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer under the new organizational structure. The position includes increased responsibilities for financial, student services, and administrative operations.
For over 45 years, Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) has had a special mission: Educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals with a combination of scientific excellence and a humanistic, caring approach to patient care. WesternU has grown from humble beginnings into one of the largest graduate health professions universities in the nation. Alumni rank among the top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world. The University is home to more than 3,700 students in eight health sciences colleges offering 27 degree programs and has more than 1,100 employees.
The main campus in Southern California is one of the leading educational organizations in the thriving Pomona and Inland Valley region. The urban campus covers some 22 acres with 19 buildings. Upon the school's founding, a portion of the campus was extensively renovated, and several buildings have been acquired and built, including a patient care center, a pet hospital, classrooms, and research facilities. The University also operates two campuses in the Pacific Northwest, in Lebanon, Oregon that are known as WesternU Oregon.
WesternU’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer will be responsible for the vision, leadership, administration, and oversight of all aspects of the University’s academic operations, such as faculty appointments/tenure/promotion, research enterprise, curriculum, and accreditation. The ideal candidate will have a terminal health professions degree or an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education that qualifies for appointment as a WesternU faculty and further credentials in education, research, clinical service, and administration. A minimum of 15 years of progressive administrative leadership experience within one or more large academic health organizations is preferred, and experience in a multi-site, multi-disciplinary system is highly desirable.
A complete Position Profile may be found at https://www.agbsearch.com/active-searches. Additional information about Western University of Health Sciences can be found at https://www.westernu.edu/.
Applications should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: [email protected]
The Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until a new Provost and Chief Academic Officer is selected. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by October 7, 2022.
Application materials should include:
- A Letter of Interest that responds to the leadership characteristics and desired background sections of the profile.
- A current CV or resume.
- The names and contact information (telephone and email) for five references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.
Please direct inquiries and nominations to:
Richard W. Wueste, J.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
Julie Staggs, Ed.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
WesternU is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all members of the WesternU community. Consistent with state and federal and local laws, WesternU strictly prohibits discrimination or harassment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.