Gonzaga University, a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic university located in Spokane, Washington invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost/Senior Vice President. The Provost/Senior Vice President will report to and work closely with the President to provide visionary leadership and a commitment to supporting an excellent educational experience during an exciting era of changing student demographics and technological advances in teaching, learning and scholarship.
One of the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, Gonzaga University is the oldest Roman Catholic university in the Pacific Northwest, and provides education to more than 7,800 students. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, coeducational institution situated on 150 acres along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West's best comprehensive regional universities. Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 26 master's degrees and doctorate degrees in leadership studies, nursing, educational leadership, and law. As a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic institution, the University places special emphasis on maintaining a student-centered environment that promotes teaching and learning in both curricular and extracurricular settings. Gonzaga University considers its fundamental mission to be the academically rigorous education of students whose actions reflect a faith that promotes justice, the pursuit of truth, a dedication to service and a commitment to advancing the common good.
The Provost/Senior Vice President will provide leadership aimed at developing a truly integrative model of Jesuit education, one that seeks to more powerfully unite the work of faculty and academics with the work of student development. The Provost/Senior Vice President serves as the institution’s chief academic officer and, in collaboration with the academic deans and senior staff, provides strategic direction, resource prioritization and policy formation for the university’s ten major academic divisions and will work closely with, and directly supervise, the Vice President for Student Development. The successful appointee will, together with the President and Deans, guide faculty, students and academic administrators in actualizing the University’s strategic plan, which, through its goals, seeks to integrate the fabric of a vibrant learning community and strengthen the academic and student experience that distinguishes Gonzaga. This leader will focus on building a strong and effective partnership between academic and student affairs and will foster a university culture that is characterized by transparency, inclusiveness and a shared passion for creating a learning community that educates students for lives of leadership and service for the common good
Gonzaga University seeks an experienced leader who can advance its Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic mission. This individual will have ten or more years of relevant and progressive academic management experience and demonstrated success, preferably at a vice president for academic affairs or provostial level, experience with the effective management of a complex unit comprised of both academic leaders and student affairs professionals, and a leadership style characterized by a commitment to transparency and authenticity, the ability to listen carefully and openness to listening to the concerns of all members of the University community. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution and a teaching and scholarly record that would allow appointment to a tenured full professorship are required. A copy of the complete Leadership Profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 1, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae or resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent via e-mail to the Search Committee’s consultants Oliver Tomlin, Jennifer Bauer and Werner Boel at GonzagaProvost@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by phone through the office of Angela Bettis at (301) 654-5070.
Gonzaga University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational program, or activities that it operates.