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Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton (Scranton), a private, Catholic and Jesuit institution, seeks an innovative and collaborative leader for its next Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (the Provost). The University of Scranton is a close-knit community, deeply committed to its Catholic and Jesuit mission, and the Magis - the restless pursuit of excellence grounded in gratitude. At Scranton, the Jesuit ideals are not only understood, they are lived. University faculty and staff work tirelessly to provide a deep, purposeful undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education to students to ensure that they have a transformative experience during their years at Scranton. From the classroom to the far reaches of the globe, students learn what it means to care for others. As people devoted to the Jesuit maxim of Cura Personalis – individual attention care and respect for the dignity and uniqueness of each member of the University community – they go on to effect change in the world. The University of Scranton community takes pride in the well-rounded individuals students become and has faith that they will “go forth and set the world on fire,” as St. Ignatius of Loyola once said.

The next Provost will join the University and the Provost’s academic leadership team to bring creative leadership to advancing the University through excellence, innovation, building an inclusive community and campus culture, and growing partnerships in service of the University’s mission. With the recent installation of its 29th president, Joseph G. Marina, S.J., the University of Scranton’s three Colleges are energized and poised to take on the challenges facing higher education. A highly committed and collaborative faculty and staff await the new Provost, with opportunities to develop advancements to the curriculum including a focus on the humanities as a foundation for transformation and engaging over 4600 students in exploring their faith, discerning their purpose, and pursuing their passion. This is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic thinker who lives the values rooted in the mission of the University. The ideal candidate will bring extensive academic administrative leadership; the ability to engage others in developing and implementing academic vision; an authentic commitment to robust shared governance; and a passionate commitment to, and demonstrated success with, equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. The University seeks a leader who will partner with the President, the Deans, and the faculty to develop and launch innovative programs of outstanding quality and academic rigor. The Provost will have proven financial management skills and demonstrated capacity to inspire and engage faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other key stakeholders.

Reporting directly to the President, the Provost is a key member of the President’s Cabinet. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer for The University of Scranton and has overall responsibility for the University’s education and research programs. The Provost provides leadership and oversight for the academic division’s budget, undergraduate and graduate programs, teaching, research, the library, and the faculty and works with deans and faculty to develop advancements to the curriculum and oversee the academic programming of the three colleges.

Applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed in confidence electronically below.

Jacqueline Mildner is leading this search with Robin Dougherty and Liz Braun.

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. The University encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO Employer/Educator.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests, visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

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