The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Affairs Officer, providing leadership to all academic areas consistent with the mission of the University. The Provost oversees academic planning, curriculum, and program development to assure that all are innovative, responsive to regional needs, and timely both in programming and method of delivery.
The Provost reports directly to the President, and is responsible for all University operations when the President is unavailable. The Provost administers all academic policies and leads programs, regardless of whether on the University’s campuses or on-line. The Provost is responsible for assignment of academic spaces and manages the academic finances to budget.
The Provost supervises all academic personnel, Undergraduate and Graduate Education, International Programs, Libraries, Research, and the Office of the University Registrar. The Provost contributes in the areas of assessment, accreditation, student retention, and student graduation.
Minimum education is a Doctorate.
Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. A terminal degree in one of the disciplines offered by Concord is preferred.
Credentials necessary to hold the position of full professor at the University, including an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship.
Ability to engage diverse constituencies to lead the University towards the fulfillment of its mission;
An imaginative, decisive, and proactive leadership style yet collegial, consultative, and transparent;
Exceptional diplomacy, communication, interpersonal, planning, time management, and resource allocation skills.
Over 4 years, up to 6 years of experience at the College Dean or equivalent level is required; Academic service as a Provost, Associate Provost, or Assistant Provost is preferred.
Over 4 years, up to 6 years of experience is needed with graduate and online program development and administration is a plus.
Experience at a higher education institution with similar complexity, opportunities, and challenges is required.
Demonstrated commitment to academic quality, diversity and inclusion, and continuous improvement is required.
Model the values of academic integrity, civility, and collaboration.
An understanding of the role and mission of a regional university engaged in significant teaching, research, economic development, and community service.
Concord University is seeking an experienced and forward thinking Provost to lead its baccalaureate and graduate academic programs into the future. Best known for its professional education, business, social work and science programs, Concord has transformed and enriched lives and communities in the Central Appalachian region since 1872. Located in the small town of Athens, Concord is housed on 125 beautiful acres just off I-77 in Mercer County, West Virginia. Outdoor adventure opportunities abound The university’s rural location provides easy access to outdoor adventure opportunities, with interstate access to more culturally diverse metropolitan areas in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Please submit contact information for three professional references.
Applicants must apply at: http://jobs.concord.edu/postings/438 .