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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Company:
Wiley University
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Category:
Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts
Type:
Full-Time

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Wiley University, a prestigious institution renowned for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, is actively seeking qualified applicants for the critical role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This leadership position is essential for guiding the university's academic strategy, ensuring the highest standards of education, and fostering an inclusive, research-driven, and student-centered environment.

Wiley University is dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages intellectual growth, critical thinking, and community engagement. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the university, driving academic excellence, and enhancing the institution's national and international reputation.

This position offers a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to make a lasting impact on Wiley University and its vibrant academic community. Qualified candidates are invited to apply and join Wiley University in its mission to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and scholars.

The Provost at Wiley University is a demonstrated leader of the academic enterprise, guiding academic planning and setting academic values, policies, and practices through a demonstrated portfolio. They are responsible for providing direct leadership to the Associate Vice Provost and academic deans of each school/program. Their portfolio will demonstrate a career of research and scholarship, transformative leadership, innovative programming, and teaching and learning. The provost also guides the S.A.C.S.C.O.C. process, managing the campus process for continued reaffirmation and new institutional endeavors.

Candidates must have a terminal degree and at least seven (7) years of progressive leadership experience in academic affairs. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of scholarship, research, grant acquisition, and teaching experience in a university setting. A demonstrated understanding of the accreditation process and record use of assessment for continuous improvement is required for consideration. Preferred candidates should have ten (10) years of leadership experience in academic affairs and experience in developing graduate programs, mapping new pathways for enhancing the academic enterprise, and demonstrated experience in developing new academic centers.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reporting directly to the University President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will oversee all academic programs and initiatives, ensuring they align with the university's mission and strategic goals.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will support and enhance faculty recruitment, retention, and professional development, fostering a culture of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The Provost is responsible for fostering initiatives that (re-)align Wiley University with its global positioning. The provost generates academic programs/initiatives that strengthen the competitiveness of our value proposition. Leading units in academic affairs, this role designs and inspires robust, dynamic activity that generates measurable outcomes. The Provost interacts with various stakeholders, including corporate and government, to inform initiatives that increase enrollment, course offerings, and policies.

The Provost is an exemplar of the teaching and learning experience through the strategic and dynamic connection to outcomes for students. The provost is responsible for generating an environment that leads students in the possibility of global, national, and local participation by creating, implementing, and generating experiences that expose students to their potential through the classroom and co-curricular learning, in order to promote learning in all spaces, and the establishment of a learning community. As the master architect of the learning environment, the provost is responsible for creating dynamic linkages and opportunities to increase learning-management of faculty development, student learning outcomes, academic institutional goals and other curricular enhancements.

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Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Provost interacts with various stakeholders, including corporate and government, to inform initiatives that increase enrollment, course offerings, and policies.
  • The Provost has a demonstrated record of motivating faculty, increasing teaching and learning performance, and generating student success at a complex institution. The record should include teaching experience and extensive administrative experience as Dean or Associate Provost.
  • The Provost is an exemplar of the teaching and learning experience through the strategic and dynamic connection to outcomes for students.
  • As the master architect of the learning environment, the Provost is responsible for creating dynamic linkages and opportunities to increase learning-management of faculty development, student learning outcomes, academic institutional goals and other curricular enhancements.

Innovative Programming

The Provost is responsible for fostering initiatives that (re-)align Wiley University with its global positioning. The provost generates academic programs/initiatives that strengthen the competitiveness of our value proposition. Leading units in academic affairs, this role designs and inspires robust, dynamic activity that generates measurable outcomes.

Transformative Leadership

The Provost is responsible for engaging the President as a thought- partner increasing the continuous transformation of the academic enterprise. The Provost leads current and new emerging initiatives (graduate programs, QEP, iWiley Digital Initiative, workforce development, honors college, T.D.Jakes Foundation/Wells Fargo Financial Literacy Center, and certification program).

Scholarship and Research

The Provost recommends and approves all promotions, retentions, special hires, tenure decisions, and new appointments to the faculty, the Provost's career portfolio should align with the opportunity to achieve tenure at Wiley University. The Provost provides oversight for research and scholarship and works to stimulate high scholarly and research productivity at Wiley University.

Teaching and Learning

The Provost is responsible for generating an environment that leads students in the possibility of global, national, and local participation by creating, implementing, and generating experiences that expose students to their potential through the classroom and co-curricular learning, in order to promote learning in all spaces, and the establishment of a learning community.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities

  • A Terminal Degree.
  • 5-7 years of progressive leadership in academic affairs, preferably 10+ years.
  • Extensive record of scholarship/research/grant acquisition.
  • Demonstrated leadership in accreditation process, preferably with SACSCOC process.
  • Engagement in developing graduate programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing new academic centers and comprehensive enhancements.
  • Experience mapping new pathways for enhancing the academic enterprise.
  • A deep understanding and appreciation of the mission and history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Procedure for Candidacy

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. Please send as a PDF to WileyProvost@tm2search.com

TMĀ² Executive Search is assisting Wiley University in this search. Review of qualified candidates will begin immediately, and application materials will be accepted until a finalist is named.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Dakota Doman or Dr. Amanda Washington Lockett
Dakota.Doman@tm2search.com or Amanda.Lockett@tm2search.com

Wiley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Veterans/ Disability Employer.

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