Lewis University — Provost

The President and Lewis University community seek a Provost to assist in leading the institution to its next level of success through collaborative and innovative leadership, a strong commitment to academic excellence, and student-centered values.

Lewis University is a comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic institution where the traditions of liberal learning, values, and preparation for professional work come together to form the University’s educational identity and focus. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is a community committed to its mission values of Knowledge, Fidelity, Wisdom, Justice and Association. The University prides itself on its diversity throughout the campus community.

With an outstanding liberal arts curriculum at its core and a strong professional focus, Lewis University serves approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. The University community, including its approximately 254 regular faculty members and 420 full-time administrative staff, fosters an intimate and student-centered community. Lewis prides itself on a student to teacher ratio of 13:1 and the fact that 90% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Lewis offers 88 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 43 graduate programs (including two doctoral programs) and accelerated programs for working adults. The University continually modifies its innovative degree programs to match the market’s high-demand jobs.

Lewis’ academic programs are currently housed within four Colleges – Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Nursing & Health Professions – and the School for Graduate, Professional and Continuing Education. A restructuring of the colleges, intended to create a stronger program identity for faculty and current/prospective students and to develop enhanced interdisciplinary initiatives and experiential learning opportunities, is currently under way and is expected to be in place in 2018-19. In addition, the University has recently adopted a new strategic plan – “Soaring to New Heights.”

Reporting to the President, Dr. David J. Livingston, the Provost serves as the university’s chief academic officer, with a wide-ranging portfolio that encompasses all areas of the University that have direct responsibility for the educational experience of students. The successful candidate will be the principal champion for innovative vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the University’s academic programs. Other key qualifications include: entrepreneurial, agile, visionary and servant leadership; significant experience in teaching, scholarship and service; a proven track record of success in academic administration at an institution similar to Lewis; significant experience with the development, implementation and assessment of academic programs; and a strong commitment to shared governance, open communication and transparency. An earned doctorate is required.

Applications are due by January 22nd, 2017. Prior to submitting application materials, candidates should carefully review the Executive Search Profile to understand the unique opportunities and qualifications for this position. To ensure full consideration, you will be required to submit: 1) a current resume or CV; 2) a cover letteraddressing your interest in the position; and 3) contact information for three professional references. Submit your application securely through our website by clicking HERE, or at the email address listed below.

Lewis University is being assisted with this search by RH Perry & Associates. All communications may be directed in confidence to: Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner at (202) 253-9846, Dr. Jean Scott, Senior Consultant at (757) 585-2644, or to LewisProvost@rhperry.com


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