Assistant Provost for Diversity
John Carroll University is continuing its search for candidates for Assistant Provost for Diversity and seeks nominations and applications for the position. Established in 1886, John Carroll University is a private, co-educational, Catholic and Jesuit university providing programs in the liberal arts, sciences and business at the undergraduate level and in selected areas at the master’s level. The University is located in University Heights, an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, and consists of two schools: the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business. The University supports a full-time faculty of 202 and enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 650 graduate students. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. and one of 500 Jesuit educational institutions worldwide. In the 2013 U.S. News & World Report annual guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” John Carroll University ranked seventh overall and third among Midwestern – Master’s I institutions in retention and average graduation rates, third in faculty commitment to undergraduate teaching, and was sixth on the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. The University has achieved similarly high rankings for 24 consecutive years. More information about the university and a copy of the leadership statement may be found at www.jcu.edu. True to its vision and mission, the University is dedicated to graduating individuals of intellect and character who lead and serve by engaging the world around them and around the globe. John Carroll University strives to create an environment of inquiry, a rigorous approach to scholarship, a culture of service, a campus committed to social justice, and an inclusive community where differing points of view and experiences are valued as opportunities for mutual learning. The university has recently created a new position, Assistant Provost for Diversity, to strengthen its commitment to inclusive excellence by promoting the integration of diversity and quality throughout the institution, reinforcing a central commitment to diversity and inclusion, and implementing a core diversity and inclusion strategy with accountability for results. The Assistant Provost for Diversity reports to the Provost and Academic Vice President and participates regularly with the members of the President’s Cabinet. This position works collaboratively through many constituents and structures to move the strategic agenda forward. The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant achievements in diversity-related work, ability to formulate and implement innovative ideas and best practices, strategic planning skills, a collaborative leadership style, experience leading and facilitating organizational change, and the communication and interpersonal skills to forge productive working relationships with a broad range of constituencies. A terminal degree from an accredited institution, teaching experience, and understanding of the Catholic, Jesuit mission in higher education are essential. Review of applications will begin in February 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, official transcript(s) of the highest graduate-level degree received, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Nominations, expressions of interest, or requests for the leadership statement should be sent electronically via e-mail to Lucy Leske, the Witt/Kieffer consultant assisting the university with this search, at JCUDiversity@wittkieffer.com. John Carroll University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.