Bentley University — Provost

Bentley University—a private business university known for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research—seeks a collaborative, visionary, compassionate, and strategic Provost who exemplifies academic excellence and is deeply committed to educating ethical business leaders to confront the challenges of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.

Located just 10 miles west of Boston, Bentley offers a unique slate of academic programs that integrate a rigorous business education with the arts and sciences. This melding of disciplines provides a distinctive learning context for its approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students, who develop the critical thinking, creativity, and practical skills necessary to lead successful, rewarding careers. The university celebrates sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible business leadership. Its recently introduced brand—Be A Force—inspires the community to recognize the need for positive change and to act on it. Dedicated to understanding others, challenging the status quo, and making an impact that doesn’t just move business forward but that moves us all forward, the next Provost will embody this ethos.

The Provost will work closely with the President, other senior leaders, colleagues in Academic Affairs, faculty, staff, students, and the Board of Trustees to craft and implement a vision for the academic enterprise that keeps Bentley renowned in an increasingly competitive higher education landscape. This person will join ongoing efforts to implement a new strategic plan—Bentley 2030—and will give shape to the plan as it interfaces with the academic mission of the institution. An ardent proponent, advocate, and proven leader of the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, transparency, and collaboration, the Provost will build bridges across campus and beyond, ensuring that all organizational efforts and partnerships are aligned in support of faculty, staff, and students and working to create a campus community where all members are supported, empowered, and nurtured in their growth. A visionary and strategic leader, the Provost will have the experience and skills necessary to identify opportunities, pursue measured risks, galvanize different stakeholders around a shared purpose, and lead a community through change.

Bentley University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Provost. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be submitted in confidence through the Isaacson, Miller website:

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.