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Benedictine University (BenU) celebrates its history, Mission, identity and legacy as a Benedictine institution as it seeks the university’s next Provost. The Provost will report to new and visionary President Charles Gregory and support approximately 4,400 diverse undergraduate, graduate and online students. In collaboration with the academic community, the Provost will set a strategic direction designed to meet the educational needs of 21st Century students and characterized by academic excellence and student success. The successful candidate will partner well with President Gregory and be a trusted colleague of the faculty, academic administrators and members of the President’s Senior Staff.

The Provost will enthusiastically share the university’s Mission, strategic aspirations and goals, and be responsible for exercising executive responsibility for academic affairs.  The Provost will have a deep appreciation for shared governance and effective administration while promoting teaching, academic excellence, scholarship, experiential learning and service. In addition to oversight of all academic departments as highlighted in the leadership profile, the Provost will serve as liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee and oversee academic student services. The Provost will possess a terminal degree, be a tenured faculty member and have at least five years of successful academic administrative experience. The successful candidate will be positioned to effectively address a broad range of leadership challenges, decisions and opportunities required of the position.

For additional information about BenU, the agenda for the new Provost, and the requirements of the position, please review the Search Profile:

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, applications should be received by January 18, 2020 and must include a letter of interest that responds to the Search Profile, a curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers – please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

The Benedictine University Provost search will be assisted by:

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search; (206) 310-7560

Please direct nominations and inquiries to Ms. McCambridge.


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