Duquesne University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, to begin July 1, 2013.
Founded in 1878, by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The private, coeducational university enrolls approximately 10,000 students across ten schools of study in liberal arts, business administration, education, health sciences, law, music, natural and environmental sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and leadership.
Committed to excellence in liberal and professional education and a profound concern for moral and spiritual values, Duquesne has a proud legacy of providing education that enriches the mind, heart and spirit. Duquesne faculty and students are actively engaged in serving others through research, service-learning and community partnerships that enhance the educational, health and economic well-being of the region and beyond.
Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs
As chief academic officer reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is instrumental in furthering Duquesne's national reputation for academic excellence as outlined in the University's strategic plan. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs also serves as the chief executive officer in the absence of the President.
The successful candidate will:
- Demonstrate the ability and enthusiasm to further develop Duquesne University's national reputation for academic excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching;
- Provide creative and dynamic leadership and policy direction for academic resource planning, curriculum development and educational technology;
- Strive for efficiency in instructional operations;
- Advance its teacher/scholar faculty model;
- Identify new possibilities for academic collaborations and interdisciplinary scholarship and programs both within the University and externally;
- And oversee assessment and learning outcomes.
The Provost and Academic Vice-President must demonstrate deep respect, understanding and enthusiasm for the Catholic and Spiritan mission and values of the University; must have:
- An earned doctorate from an accredited institution along with a distinguished record of achievements in teaching, scholarship and service that would qualify the candidate for tenure at the level of full professor;
- Broad-based experience and leadership in academic administration and financial management, preferably at the dean's level or above;
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and global education;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the many constituencies whose contributions are required for the success of the University including but not limited to board members, administrators, faculty, alumni, donors and students;
- A record of support for teaching excellence, professional development and scholarly activity;
- Evidence of a successful experience with information technology for academic programming and for administrative purposes;
- Understanding of the essential values of academic integrity and civility in a collegial community of learners and scholars.