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Title:  Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs/Provost

Requisition ID:  8022

Hammond and Westville, IN, US

Date:  Nov 14, 2019
Job Summary

Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university, invites nominations and applications for a  collaborative,  team-oriented leader to serve as its next Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Provost & Vice Chancellor reports to the Chancellor and provides a vision for a division that seeks to support and educate students in a campus environment where students can develop and succeed academically, intellectually, and personally.  The Provost will drive academic invocation, ensure high-quality academic programs, and provide visionary strategic leadership.

The Division of Academic Affairs:

The Division of Academic Affairs supports Purdue Northwest’s diverse student body in the achievement of its academic goals in an environment that fosters personal growth, community engagement, and civic responsibility. 

  • Six Academic Colleges:
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Engineering & Sciences
    • College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Technology
    • Honors College
  • Institutional Research
  • Office of Global Engagement
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Center for Faculty Excellence
  • Exploratory Advising

The Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will help lead a campus focused on strategic change and will assist the Chancellor with the vision he has launched to continue building quality academic programs and learning experiences that will excite students and faculty engaged in the transformation of the university.  The successful candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in a recognized academic discipline with an accomplished record in teaching and scholarship;
  • Credentials eligible for an appointment as professor in one of the academic departments at Purdue Northwest;
  • An extensive track record of achievement in academic administration and progressive administrative responsibility;
  • A record of commitment to engaging in shared governances;
  • Experience in managing human resources and a strong understanding of budget management;
  • Experience in using assessment for quality improvement and a track record;
  • Experience in developing a positive campus culture and a proven record of supporting diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting;
  • A record of securing external funds;
  • Experience enhancing a global perspective and international opportunities in teaching and scholarship on campus.
  • Visionary leadership in a student-centered environment and experience working to promote student success and foster a student-first philosophy;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; and
  • An understanding of the changing landscape within higher education and the ability to shape a vision for how PNW can impact the students and communities it serves.
Nomination and Application Process:

The Search Committee invites nominations, questions, or expressions of interest to be submitted to Ms. Michele Flemming, Executive Recruiter Purdue University Human Resources, at mflemmin@purdue.edu  or Ms. Stephanie Ferguson, Executive Recruiter Purdue University Human Resources, at fergus52@purdue.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted by November 11, 2019, and include a letter of interest, resume/CV, and contact information of a least five references. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and /or hiring authority.  

A background check will be a requirement for this position. Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago