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Provost and Academic Vice President

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 8,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2019
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Provost and Academic Vice President serves as the chief academic officer of the University. The Provost and Academic Vice President reports directly to the President and is the primary representative of the President in his absence. The Provost and Academic Vice President leads the University-wide community to promote the highest academic standards and the University's core values at both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses; provides leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and assessing all academic programs; has primary responsibility for contract administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for faculty and support staff and a significant portion of the University budget; provides overall leadership for continued growth of international and life-long learning programs, distance education, and faculty development; and supervises senior staff and many service areas that are responsible for achieving the University's established major goals identified by the President and the Board of Trustees.
RANK & SALARY: Professor, with tenure. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate or terminal degree; demonstrated record of distinguished teaching, research/scholarship and service consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at the level of Professor in one of the University's academic units; at least five years of experience as an administrator in an academic setting; successful administrative and budget management experience in an academic setting; demonstrated record of academic achievement and progressive administrative responsibility; ability to be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of the institution; demonstrated success as a creative leader and in generating external resources; outstanding listening and communication skills; ability to bring individuals and groups with diverse perspectives to consensus and common action and ability to communicate change; demonstrated commitment to ongoing diversification of faculty, staff, and the student body; ability to formulate and communicate a clear academic vision; commitment to enhancing nontraditional program delivery; knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education, including emerging technologies; and a commitment to shared governance.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ongoing record of scholarship/research in an academic field; experience with nontraditional program delivery; experience with a multi-campus environment; experience with a collective bargaining and contract implementation on a faculty unionized campus; and experience as a leading administrator (e.g., chair, dean, provost) in an academic setting.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 15 consecutive years and as one of 36 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, the WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.
Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate, 38 graduate degree programs, and 2 doctoral programs which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 527 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 7,235): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,267): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan campus in Moline, IL.
Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references, at least two of whom address the effectiveness of the candidate as an administrator in an academic setting
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Note In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on December 28, 2018.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Christopher Pynes, Chair, Provost Search Committee at CA-Pynes@wiu.edu. Search Committee members/areas of representation can be found here.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu
Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: Provost and Academic Vice President
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 30, 2018
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

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