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Associate Provost

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Four-Year Institution
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TITLE: Associate Provost

FLSA STATUS: Exempt (salaried)

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Provost


DATE AVAILABLE: March 2023 or Earlier

STATUS: Full-time (37.50 hours/week)


Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.



To support the University’s mission: As a Sinsinawa-Dominican sponsored institution, Dominican University prepares students to prepare students to pursue truth, give compassionate service and participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.




The associate provost is responsible for assisting the provost and the academic deans in providing leadership for the operational, strategic, and diversity goals of the academic areas of the university.  Reporting directly to the provost, the associate provost will work with the deans of the four colleges/schools, University Librarian, registrar, Vice President for Justice, Equity and Inclusion, President’s Cabinet, the Student Success Division, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the faculty senate to complete annual projects, including budget goal setting, student academic success initiatives, strategic planning, recruitment and evaluation of faculty members, as well as assessment and professional accreditations.  Another major part of the position will be working with the Vice President for Justice, Equity and Inclusion to engage the faculty in mission-driven goals related to Dominican’s Catholic and Hispanic-Serving identity.  Specifically, the associate provost will work with the vice presidents, provost, deans, and faculty to integrate social justice as well as DEI initiatives into the curriculum. 


Direct reports to the associate provost include:


Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Achievement




  1. Work with the provost and deans/University Librarian to make budget requests and provide oversight of all academic budgets. Works with the provost and CFO on annual budgets for Academic Affairs operating, capital, and salary budgets.
  2. Collaborates with the Vice President for Justice, Equity and Inclusion on culturally responsive pedagogy and the integration of DEI into the curriculum.
  3. Partners with the Vice Provost and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide professional development to faculty members.
  4. Provides oversight of the faculty recruitment, hiring, and evaluation process.
  5. Provides oversight of the academic affairs staff and faculty reviews of salary as well as annual reviews
  6. Represents the Provost’s Office on the University Curriculum Committee
  7. Represents the Provost’s Office on the University Commencement Committee
  8. Provides oversight of the adjunct budget for Academic Affairs
  9. Collaborates with President’s Cabinet, Provost and Deans/University Librarian on academic assessment and professional accreditation issues.
  10. Oversees the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to provide academic affairs and the faculty appropriate institutional data.
  11. Works with IT on instructional technology and digital learning
  12. Engages with the provost and others in strategic planning for academic affairs and the university.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by the provost.



  • Earned doctorate in one of the disciplines taught at Dominican University at a non-profit, accredited university
  • Earned tenure and promotion to at least the associate professor rank at a non-profit, accredited university
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, hiring, and evaluation of faculty and staff in academic affairs. 
  • Familiarity with shared governance
  • Demonstrated experience working on DEI programming and integration of DEI into the curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading an academic unit such as a disciplinary department, Honors Unit, Interdisciplinary Unit or other area that included budget and evaluation of faculty and staff
  • Experience working with institutional data and strategic planning
  • Demonstrated experience building and monitoring academic budgets
  • Familiarity with high impact practices and faculty development
  • Understanding of the role of digital learning and instructional technology
  • Experience working with curricular development and oversight in a university setting.
  • Ability to provide professional development initiatives for the faculty/staff in academic affairs
  • Experience as an associate dean or dean is preferred.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV/resume.  Preference is given to applications received by December 15, 2022. A background screening is required upon hire.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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