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Provost

Employer
Spring Hill College
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary Description

The Provost is responsible for the academic functions of the College by providing leadership, direction, and coordination of the activities in the areas of Academic Affairs and Academic Support in accordance with the Jesuit heritage and mission statement of the College.  The Provost serves as a member of the President’s Leadership Team and represents the College both on campus and within the broader community.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Visioning

  • Provide leadership and direction in maintaining and enhancing the quality and integrity of all academic programs, including traditional and online programs at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels
  • Embrace and support Spring Hill College’s Jesuit tradition and mission
  • Advocate for SHC’s liberal arts tradition and its core curriculum, while also seeking to develop innovative, in-demand programs for today’s student
  • Possess creative problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • In collaboration with other members of President’s Leadership Team:
    • devise strategies and a vision for Spring Hill College’s growth in traditional and online programs
    • strengthen retention and student success and promote a student-centered culture
    • develop sustainable enrollment plans
    • promote co-curricular programming

Administrative

  • Provide leadership and supervision for Academic Affairs offices and staff, including the College’s eight academic divisions--Business, Nursing, Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, Education, Languages and Literature, Philosophy and Theology, and Communication and Performing Arts--the Registrar’s Office, Faculty Development, IR and Assessment, Student Academic Support and Advising, the Burke Library, and the Italy Center
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with SACSCOC and discipline-specific accreditation
  • Responsible for managing the Academic Affairs budget
  • Exercise final authority over course schedules and teaching loads
  • Prepare academic calendar and work with the President’s Cabinet for approval
  • Develop a culture of continuous program evaluation, innovation, and development

 Administration of the Faculty

  • Participate in the faculty governance structure
  • Support faculty by sustaining a standard of excellence and providing opportunities for professional development in teaching and in scholarship; make recommendations on faculty tenure and/or promotion applications
  • Appoint, supervise and evaluate Division Chairs, and meet with chairs regularly

 Representation of the College and Office

  • Plan and preside over major ceremonies of the academic year, including Honors Convocation and Commencement
  • Strengthen existing articulation agreements with partner schools and seek opportunities for creative partnerships with community partners in education and business

Qualifications

  • Earned doctoral degree, or approved terminal degree, from a regionally accredited university and academic achievement commensurate to rank of full professor in an academic department of the College
  • Record of progressive academic leadership at the level of Division Chair, Dean, or above, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and academic units concurrently
  • Experience in academic budgeting, strategic prioritization and allocation of resources
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion in student programming and faculty and staff hiring
  • Broad understanding of trends in higher education
  • Record of visionary administrative experience, ability to implement change, and effective management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with stakeholders within and beyond the institution
  • Experience at a small, tuition-dependent, liberal arts college preferred

Application Process

The Search Committee welcomes nominations, inquiries, and applications. Please direct any questions to Dr. Ken England, CFO and Executive VP, or Dr. Steven Almquist, Interim Associate Provost, at shcprovostsearch@shc.edu

To apply, send a letter of interest, a c.v., and a list of three to five professional references to shcprovostsearch@shc.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though highest consideration will be given to applications received before November 5, 2021.

Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in a virtual interview, and may remain confidential. Finalists will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview, which will include public meetings/presentations.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, Alabama, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, student-centered liberal arts institution with an enrollment of 1,500. Rooted in its Jesuit Catholic heritage, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each individual. Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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