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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Husson University

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Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Husson University seeks an experienced and inspiring academic and administrative leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (Provost).

Founded in 1898, Husson University seeks to inspire and prepare students for professional careers in current and emerging fields through professional programs informed by the sciences and humanities. The University is Carnegie-classified as a doctoral/professional institution that educates approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and more than 600 in graduate programs, with a growing online population. We offer 66 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as a wide range of certificate programs. Husson University employs 136 faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty with expertise in the profession that they teach. Acclaimed for its expertise in business and health sciences, Husson is also a recognized leader in community and civic engagement. Husson University's primary campus (208-acres) is located in Bangor, Maine, a city of approximately 30,000 people, a short drive from Maine coasts, forests, and mountains. Approximately 250 miles north of Boston and 250 miles east of Quebec City, Bangor has one of the lowest urban crime rates in the United States.

The Provost will be a key partner to President-Elect Lynne Coy-Ogan, who will take office on July 1, 2024. The incoming Provost will lead crucial planning for student success, strategic enrollment management, and financial stability. In collaboration with fellow University leaders, deans, faculty, staff, and students, the Provost will develop and cultivate a strategic vision and priorities for academic affairs; contribute to long-term financial sustainability; advance an institutional culture of diversity and inclusion; and foster a campus culture of shared governance, communication, transparency, and respect.

The ideal candidate will be an engaged, inspiring leader with a demonstrated commitment to Husson's heritage, mission, and core values. The Provost will advance those values by building on the University's traditions and strengths, actively seeking consensus among all its constituencies and exercising superb management and decision-making skills. The Provost will communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies, articulating clearly and passionately Husson's mission and strategic aspirations. This leader will work effectively with the President in pursuit of strategic initiatives that will further strengthen the University and the community. The Provost will embrace the faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching and will strengthen and foster a vibrant and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, enhancing relationships with alumni, parents, community leaders, elected officials, and others associated with the University. An earned terminal degree and demonstrated success in academic administration and leadership are required.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available on this page.

WittKieffer is assisting Husson University in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton

Husson University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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