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Muskingum University
New Concord

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Muskingum University seeks a collaborative, experienced academic leader to serve as the next Provost. This is a remarkable opportunity for an innovative champion of academic quality to hold a key leadership role on the executive team of President Susan Hasseler and to partner with the Senior Leadership Team and the faculty and staff to advance their mission, "to educate the whole person for the whole world."

Founded in 1837, Muskingum University is a comprehensive university grounded in a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes entrepreneurial and experiential learning opportunities on its campus, in the community, and around the world. Muskingum is located within the village of New Concord, Ohio, offering the best of a small-town community with easy access to Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation's strongest and fastest growing metropolitan areas. Muskingum University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors which prepare students for advanced studies, the workforce and public service along with MAP, an undergraduate degree completion program; several master's degree programs; and workforce development partnerships with business and industry.

Reporting directly to the President and serving as a principal member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Provost contributes to the university's overall success in fulfilling its mission, vision, and strategy. The Provost's leadership agenda focuses on identifying new approaches and seeking out new opportunities for innovation and collaboration. At the same time, the new Provost will attend to the important operational matters that make change possible and ensure faculty, staff, and students can work, create, and succeed within campus structures. Assuring sound operations and administration is important and necessary, but not sufficient for the University to realize the promise of its future. The following six emphases are critical areas for leadership for the new Provost.

• Impact 2025 Action Plan
• The Muskingum Experience
• Program Revitalization/Program Development
• Nurturing and Sustaining the Faculty of the Future
• Access, Inclusivity, and Excellence
• Building Partnerships

Additional information about this exceptional opportunity, including more details about the six critical areas and a full list of qualifications, is available in the position profile located here:

Academic Search is assisting Muskingum University in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strict confidence. To learn more about this opportunity, potential applicants are welcome to schedule a conversation with the Senior Consultant for this search—Dr. Linda McMillin ( ).

Although nominations are not required to be considered for this position, leaders who know of outstanding candidates are welcome to submit confidential nominations by sending an email to Be sure to include the nominee's full name, position, institution/organization, and email address. Academic Search will notify people of their nomination, provide details about the position, and encourage them to apply.

How to Apply
Applicants should send these separate documents (in PDF format) to: by March 29, 2023.

• A detailed cover letter, addressed to the Search Committee, expressing your interest in this position and addressing how you meet the qualifications as outlined in this profile;
• A current resume/curriculum vitae;
• A list of five professional references, including names, titles, organizations, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting your relationship for each reference.

References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate's permission. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position. The next Provost is expected to start in Summer/Fall 2023.

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