Dominican University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Provost will provide the key academic leadership in advancing the priorities and addressing the challenges defined in the university strategic plan, and implementing relevant strategic initiatives to realize the University's vision for 2023. Namely, Dominican University will be an innovative leader in empowering graduates from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.
A strong focus on outcomes is situated within a deeply relationship-centered culture of Dominican University that emphasizes a shared sense of mission, community, hospitality and collaboration. Academic leadership must challenge the community to be innovative and nimble in the face of the dynamic and complex environment of private higher education today. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the president and, as the chief academic officer of the university, provides oversight and strategic leadership for the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, Brennan School of Business, Borra College of Health Sciences, College of Applied Social Sciences, Rebecca Crown Library, and the entire Academic Affairs unit.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned, senior-level academic administrator with demonstrated experience facilitating strategic planning, assessing institutional effectiveness, and developing and executing data-informed policy and decision-making; a record of overseeing enrollment growth and innovation in academic programming; experience in creating an environment of equity and inclusive excellence; and outstanding managerial, interpersonal and communication skills. A doctorate or appropriate terminal degree plus academic credentials that merit an appointment with tenure at the rank of full Professor in one of the University's colleges is required. The Provost will understand, appreciate and embrace the Catholic Dominican mission and ethos that distinguish the university.
The new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is expected to assume office by July 1, 2019.
ABOUT DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican No. 11 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 46% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latino. Among undergraduates, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS
A leadership profile and application instructions can be found at http://dom.edu/provost-search. Applications received by December 2, 2018, will be assured full consideration; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries and expressions of interest may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission and Ministry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.