Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Moravian University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Faculty Affairs, Deans
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Moravian University, the nation's sixth oldest college, and a master's comprehensive university, seeks an energetic, talented, and collaborative leader to become its next Provost and Dean of the Faculty. The Provost will be a member of the President's Cabinet and provide transformative leadership and active management of the university's academic programs and staff. The Provost will work closely with Moravian's President, senior leadership team, and the faculty to promote innovation and vitality in its curricular program for an increasingly talented and diverse student body. The Provost will contribute to purposefully integrating the liberal arts, professional programs, and civic engagement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Provost will provide/promote initiatives to increase the university's capacity to advance learning through teaching and scholarship of the highest quality. The Provost will be a tested leader, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, who can provide sound and decisive direction toward objectives; gain support for key initiatives among the faculty and diverse constituents on and off campus; and effectively manage and improve processes and influence results in support of the university's mission and objectives.



The Provost and Dean of the Faculty will collaborate with the President and the executive staff, other academic administrators, and the faculty to:

  • Lead the continuing development and implementation of an academic strategic plan, addressing the mission and goals of the university;
  • Coordinate faculty recruitment, employment, evaluation, and development;
  • Supervise school deans and chairs of academic departments;
  • Promote a culture of collaboration that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion among all university constituencies;
  • Foster an environment that stimulates outstanding teaching, scholarship, and creative activity;
  • Develop, mentor, and inspire the faculty to meet the changing needs of increasingly diverse students and create a competitive, best places to work environment;
  • Develop innovative programs and policies in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education, including effective use of instructional technology across the campus;
  • Provide key leadership to graduate programs, the undergraduate general education program, and university-level assessment and accreditation initiatives;
  • Work with faculty, administrators, staff, and students across the university and with our international partners to promote and implement the university's global engagement initiatives.
  • Work with the VP for Enrollment and the Dean for Student Success on enrollment management initiatives, including improvement of retention and graduation rates;
  • Establish, monitor, and evaluate key performance metrics; conduct timely analysis of course information; maintain accountability within each department via data-driven tracking of performance metrics;
  • Contribute to the national dialogue on issues related to academic affairs, including the development of a more inclusive curriculum and pedagogical practices, in order to improve teaching and learning;
  • Develop and implement strategies to enrich student success, including students' classroom, research, and extracurricular experiences at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Maintain and enforce policies outlined in the faculty handbook;
  • Supervise the integrity of academic records;
  • Oversee, endorse, and sign collaborative agreements with outside entities focused on educational and research initiatives.


QUALIFICATIONS: The next Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Moravian University should be a collaborative, equity-minded academic leader and administrator with the talent and organizational skills to develop and lead a sophisticated and experienced faculty. The Provost will have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, or equivalent) and demonstrated college teaching experience. In addition, a successful record of academic research and scholarship and credentials appropriate for full rank and tenure in an academic department, and evidence of a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion are requisite. Prior academic administrative leadership experience is preferred, with demonstrated outstanding managerial skills and the abilities to analyze and evaluate self and others' performance and to develop plans toward ongoing performance enhancement. She/he/they will be deeply committed both to the values of a New American College and University and the core personal values of integrity, collegiality, and respect for others. Finally, the Provost will provide visionary leadership to foster excellence in all aspects of faculty values and mission.

Preferred Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience with both undergraduate and graduate academic programs, and experience with both online and face-to-face teaching environments.
  • An ability to serve as a thoughtful academic leader who can build consensus affecting the short-term while laying the foundation for medium- and long-term changes.
  • A blend of academic, leadership, and management astuteness that draws in academic departments, builds a team, and inspires those involved in Academic Affairs.
  • Experience with developing and implementing new academic programs, and with academic technologies.
  • Deep commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.
  • Demonstrated experience, expertise, and vision in the development of community partnerships to support faculty and enhance the student educational experience


          Moravian University has a long history of providing students with a private education that is characterized by personal attention, small class sizes, an expansive academic program, and preparation for life. The first school to open its doors to women, Moravian has continuously evolved over 280 years and carries university recognition as of July of 2021, demonstrating the richness of our undergraduate and graduate offerings. Moravian University is both selective and accessible, rooted in an "education-for-all" inclusiveness inspired by the vision of the Moravian Bishop John Amos Comenius. Open to students of every background and faith, and committed to being a place of equity and inclusion, we celebrate our historic roots in the Moravian Church and continue Comenius' legacy of crossing borders and overcoming barriers.

          Set in charming Bethlehem, PA, and the picturesque Lehigh Valley, Moravian is the place for those expecting the warmest of spirits and the opportunity to transform one's ife. Moravian University contains two campuses, linked by the Moravian Mile of Main Street that runs through the historic downtown district and houses the Moravian Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in America. Bethlehem pulses with concerts, restaurants, arts, and all the local appeal of a college town, and is also an easy drive to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

          In addition to earning the distinction of being an Apple Distinguished School, Moravian University gives every incoming undergraduate student a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an Apple Pencil. It's part of our determination to ensure every student has tools to succeed, regardless of their background. Moravian was the first college to launch an honor society for first-generation students, creating a model for other colleges and universities across America. And, we feel so strongly about the return on investment in Moravian University that we guarantee it: We promise to help pay student loans or offer more courses for free for eligible graduates not employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.


For specific information about Moravian University, please visit


TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and application information will be accepted through October 29, 2021. Nominations and applications (including cover letter, curriculum vitae; and the names, email and mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five persons qualified to provide a reference), should be submitted, in confidence, via e-mail only in Word or PDF format to:

Jon B. Conrad

Vice President for Human Resources

Moravian University

Link to our DEI Action Plan:

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:


Leah M. Naso

Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529


Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics:

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director

148 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791


Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541


Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at


Please visit to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.


*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  

Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE  

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