Marian University, a vibrant community that has experienced extraordinary growth and success in recent years, seeks an experienced, energetic and visionary academic leader to serve as the inaugural Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, (EVP/Provost) the Associate Provost serves as the EVP/Provost’s chief deputy in all University academic affairs and provides leadership and budgetary oversight for five deans; drives efforts around assessment of learning outcomes, faculty recruitment and development; oversees student progress and performance; guides academic planning, program development, and program review; demonstrates leadership in campus-wide efforts in student enrollment and retention, and ensures that the institution meets its academic and related goals. The Associate Provost will help lead the University as it continues to distinguish itself as a premier academic institution firmly rooted in Franciscan values and educating leaders who will fashion a more just and humane world.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and respected academic leader with an academic background that will garner the respect of the faculty, and possess a creative, open and collaborative management style. The candidate will have senior-level experience in academic leadership that includes a record of developing academic programs, recruiting and cultivating a diverse faculty, promoting a dynamic learning environment and fostering scholarly activities. Working with senior members of the executive team, the Associate Provost will participate in fundraising activities.
Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Indianapolis, Marian University is a co-educational, comprehensive, institution of higher learning rooted in the liberal arts and the Catholic, and specifically Franciscan intellectual tradition. Since its inception, the University has grown from a small campus of 24 students to a regional institution serving over 2,700 full-and part-time students. The University, ranked #25 of the top colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report, offers more than 38 degree programs through the doctoral level. The institution’s 1,780 undergraduate, 989 graduate and adult program students benefit from a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a financial aid commitment of more than $31 million, which allows more than 90 percent of all full-time undergraduates to receive financial aid. Marian has over 270 full-and part-time faculty.
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including curriculum vitae and letters of interest responding to the position challenges and objectives outlined above) should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website:
Dan Rodas, Vice President
Morgan Sharoff, Associate
Marian University is an equal opportunity employer.