The University of Mary Washington (UMW) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost.
UMW is a selective, coeducational, public university with a student population of just over 5,000. The university is nationally recognized for its outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and sciences programs and recently has achieved rapid growth in its graduate and professional programs. It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The primary campus is located in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. UMW is in one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, with a regional population of more than 300,000. UMW is comprised of three campuses: the traditional, mostly undergraduate campus in Fredericksburg; the Stafford Campus, which hosts primarily graduate and professional programs; and the Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, which provides programs to serve the Dahlgren Naval facility and its environs. There are 246 full-time faculty, of whom 79% are tenured or tenure-track. The University has an annual budget of $103 million and total assets in the UMW Foundation of $178 million. More information about UMW may be found at www.umw.edu .
The Provost is a key member of the President’s leadership cabinet and is the chief academic officer reporting directly to the President. As chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible for shaping the academic vision of the university and for developing strategies to accomplish that vision. The Deans of the College of Arts & Science, the College of Business and the College of Education report to the Provost, as well as the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Services, the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, and the University Librarian.
The University of Mary Washington seeks candidates who have exceptional leadership capabilities, proven academic vision, and an accomplished administrative and scholarly background. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to liberal education, as well as support for graduate and professional education. Additional requirements include an understanding of, and experience in, institutional planning, management, accreditation, and program development. Also essential is an appreciation of the importance of diversity of faculty and students in higher education. The new Provost will hold a terminal degree, preferably in a discipline offered by the University, and demonstrate a record of academic accomplishment and scholarship that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The new provost will begin on or about July 1, 2013.
Inquiries, requests for the complete leadership profile, nominations, and applications should be sent in confidence, preferably in electronic form, to Witt/Kieffer, the executive search firm assisting UMW with this search, c/o Lucy Leske and Alice Miller, at UMWProvost@wittkieffer.com . Credential review will begin on January 10, 2013. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are needed either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 540/654-1211.
The University of is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.