Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Location
West Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Shepherd University

 

Shepherd University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost.  The search committee will begin immediate review of applications and will continue until the position is filled.  The new Provost will assume office in 2022.

 

Shepherd University is a public liberal arts university located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 70 miles west of Washington, DC, with an enrollment of over 3,000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students.  Shepherd is one of only 29 institutional members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), which targets small, active-learning classes in a broad range of subjects where interdisciplinary study and experiential learning are encouraged.  Additionally, Shepherd takes pride in its pre-professional programs including Business, Nursing, Education, and Social Work. Academic offerings include 85 undergraduate majors and seven graduate programs, including one doctoral program, that ensure the essential skills for personal and professional success in the 21st century, including proficiency in written and oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.  Shepherd’s mission is one of service and dedication to a diverse community of learners.  Core values for the entire Shepherd University community include learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community.

 

Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the University’s executive leadership team, the Provost provides collaborative academic leadership and internal management for faculty, academic staff, and students in a diverse and growing learning community.  The ideal candidate will collaborate with constituents across campus and in the community to ensure student enrollment, engagement, retention, and success. Direct reports to the Provost include the deans or directors of the University’s four colleges, the graduate and continuing education program, the Scarborough Library, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree in a discipline compatible with academic programs offered by Shepherd University, an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship equivalent to earn the rank of tenured full professor, and an excellent record of achievement as an administrator with experience as a department chair and dean or equivalent positions. The successful candidate will demonstrate a genuine interest in and strong support for student achievement, a solid record of academic leadership demonstrating entrepreneurial thinking through innovative academic programming and assessment, oversight of university accreditation processes, experience with online academic programs, and proven civic engagement through involvement with communities and public agencies.  A high level of personal energy and initiative, a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, active support of pre-professional programs, skills in communication, a commitment to international education and internationalization, and financial and organizational management skills are essential. Candidates should highlight successful experience with fundraising. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and candidate materials received by August 20, 2021 will be assured of full consideration.  To be considered, candidates must apply through the university's career portal https://jobs.shepherd.edu. Online applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and five names of professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.  Nominations and confidential inquiries should be sent to Dr. Marie DeWalt. Director of Human Resources, mdewalt@shepherd.edu.

 

Please visit Shepherd University’s website at www.shepherd.edu for more information.

 

Shepherd University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.