Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Keene State College invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reporting to recently appointed President Anne Huot, the Provost is the chief academic officer and senior member of the President's cabinet, responsible for creating and sustaining an environment which promotes teaching, learning, scholarship and service; honoring the faculty voice in important decisions; and fostering a sense of community and collegiality in support of student success and academic excellence.
Set in the beautiful New England city of Keene, at the foot of Mount Monadnock, Keene State College is the public liberal arts college of New Hampshire. Inspired by the college motto “Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve,” the institution focuses on rigorous academic programs and a tradition of small classes, faculty-student research and creative projects, and community service. With a budget of $120 million, it offers 48 undergraduate majors and selected graduate degrees through three schools: Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, Professional and Graduate Studies. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of NCAA Division III athletics. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Keene State College as one of the best colleges/regional universities in the North. This is an exciting time for the College, with a new president in place and searches underway for both the provost and chief student affairs officer.
Candidates must have a terminal degree in an academic discipline with a solid record of teaching and scholarship, a demonstrated strong commitment to a liberal arts mission, and an appreciation for the role of public education. Candidates must demonstrate experience in academic administration and assessment, with evidence of vision, leadership, and budget management across a broad disciplinary landscape. They must be committed to operational success, having led initiatives to their full and successful conclusion. Candidates must be able to build collaborative relationships both inside Academic Affairs and with other divisions to achieve shared goals. Candidates must have a commitment to, and experience in, building diversity. They should understand and support a collective bargaining environment.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have the energy to join a new leadership team at a dynamic moment in the College’s history; a commitment to faculty recruitment, development and support; an understanding of student success that encompasses the whole institution; awareness of current issues with state funding for higher education; knowledge of and support for academic technology; excellent communication and listening skills; deep personal integrity; and the courage to address issues and take risks.
Information for Applicants
Review of applications and nominations for the position of Provost will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. For best review, applications should be submitted by February 1, 2014.
Application materials should include:
- a letter describing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position
- a curriculum vitae
- names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers for at least five references.
Steve Leo, Vice President, and Julie Williams-Krishnan, Associated Consultant, of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates are assisting the search committee. Questions, requests for information, nominations, and applications should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435