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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted 07/15/2021
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs


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Roosevelt University invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs (Provost/EVP). We seek a Provost/EVP with vision, creativity, energy, and administrative acumen committed to maintaining working and learning environments that are diverse, inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
Roosevelt University is a private nonprofit institution founded in 1945 on the principles of social and racial justice. The University continues to champion diversity, inclusion and access through experiential learning that transcends the classroom.

The hallmarks of the Roosevelt University experience are strong student-faculty interaction and engagement with metropolitan Chicago as both a laboratory for learning and as an expression of its commitment to social justice. The University prepares students to become socially conscious citizens who are leaders in their professions and their communities.
As the chief academic officer, the Provost/Executive Vice Provost will play a pivotal role in setting and achieving the academic vision for the university and helping to ensure the integration of key university operations in collaboration with other members of the senior leadership team. They will lead the six deans and the Vice Provosts for Student Success and Faculty Research and Success. The Provost/EVP is a key member of the executive leadership team of Roosevelt University and, as the president’s second-in-command, works closely with the President and the Board of Trustees.
The ideal Provost/EVP is an accomplished academic leader and skilled administrator who will work collaboratively with the President of the university, senior administrators, faculty, staff, and the community to champion quality, adaptability, and equity in all academic endeavors.
The Provost/EVP will provide conceptual and operational leadership for Roosevelt’s distinctive academic programs, driving strategic planning, academic budgeting, program development, assessment and review, and academic policies and procedures.
They will work collaboratively through shared governance to advance Roosevelt University’s academic excellence and commitment to social justice.
This is an exceptional opportunity for a creative academic leader, a transparent administrator, and a superb communicator and manager with a minimum of ten years of leadership in higher education administration and a passion for the founding social justice mission of Roosevelt University.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Earned doctorate degree or terminal degree in their field
A minimum of ten years of leadership in higher education administration.

Proven ability to partner with stakeholders and constituents

Demonstrated ability to steward the quality and integrity of the university’s learning environment and lead the strategic development of academic programs.

Able to support Roosevelt’s ability to fulfill its enrollment goals for retention and completion of students in all programs; foster curricular innovation; expand the use of academic technologies; recruit, mentor and retain highly-qualified faculty; ensure a strong return on Roosevelt’s investment of resources in academic personnel and facilities; and foster an environment where students will realize success through active engagement with Roosevelt’s academic and co-curricular programs.

Demonstrated experience with implementing innovative educational strategies complemented by their adept abilities in change management, clear communication and integrity.

Proven distinguished record of academic and administrative leadership gained through increasingly responsible roles in comparably complex settings.

Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and active citizenship, and a commitment to the mission of the university and advancement of social justice.

Years of Experience Required

Required Education
Doctoral Degree

Certification/Licensure Required

Minimum Qualifications
Please see knowledge skills and abilities above.

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