Augsburg University — Provost

Augsburg University invites applications and nominations for its next Provost.  The Provost provides leadership, support, and strategic direction for the faculty and academic program, the student affairs division, and offices that support student learning, development, and success. It is expected that the provost will work closely with the faculty and university leaders in shaping and articulating a clear vision for the academic program of the future, a vision that aligns with Augsburg’s mission, strategic plan, and the needs of diverse 21st century learners.

Set in a vibrant neighborhood near downtown Minneapolis, Augsburg University offers 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to more than 3,100 students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg has established itself as a national leader in diversity, equity and inclusions and now welcomes a majority of new students each year from diverse backgrounds. The University’s commitment to serving the full range of 21st Century learners is grounded in the Augsburg150 strategic plan, and is strong supported by the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and students. Augsburg is also recognized as one of the country’s leading institutions for community engagement and ranks among the top producers of national and international student fellowship awardees, including Fulbright and Goldwater scholars. 

The next provost of Augsburg University will be a seasoned educational leader who understands and is energized by the mission of Augsburg, the university’s commitment to intentional diversity, equity leadership, and inclusive excellence, and the university’s focus on academic excellence at the intersection of faith, learning, and service. A strong record of faculty service as a teacher and scholar, as well as successful senior-level administrative experience, at least in part at institutions like Augsburg, is expected. Augsburg faculty have a strong tradition of faculty governance and engagement and will value a provost who is accessible, works collaboratively, appreciates discussion and debate, and values transparency. A PhD or other terminal degree is required.

Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically to Loren Anderson, Executive Search Consultant, or Kim Bobby, Principal, at Provost-Augsburg@agbsearch.com. Candidates are asked to submit electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF: (1) a letter of interest that directly addresses the leadership opportunities outlined in the profile above, (2) a CV, and (3) the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references – please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. References will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the candidate. To receive full consideration, materials should be received on or before January 21, 2022.

This search is being assisted by: Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, Cell: (253) 223-3566, loren.anderson@agbsearch.com, and Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, Senior Advisor, Justice, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, AGB Search, Cell: (253) 861-7738, kim.bobby@agbsearch.com.

A complete Leadership Profile may be found at: https://www.agbsearch.com/active-searches. Additional information about Augsburg University may be found at: https://www.augsburg.edu.

Augsburg University, as affirmed in its mission, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or disability in its education policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and/or school administered programs, except in those instances where there is a bona fide occupational qualification, or to comply with state or federal law. Augsburg University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and its students.

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