Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost. The University seeks an innovative and inspiring individual with a distinguished academic and leadership record who will collaborate closely with Dr. Julie Sullivan, the President of St. Thomas as of July 2013, to build upon the university’s outstanding reputation in the upper mid-west region and expand its visibility and reach nationally and internationally.
Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a liberal arts, comprehensive university, which, inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, emphasizes values-centered education and professional preparation. St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. With major campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis and approximately 10,500 students, St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private college or university in Minnesota. The University offers bachelor’s degrees encompassing more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study and more than 60 graduate programs leading to master’s, education specialist, juris doctorate, and doctoral degrees through its seven colleges and schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, Opus College of Business, School of Engineering, College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling, School of Law, School of Social Work, and St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
The Executive Vice President and Provost will oversee the colleges and schools; academic-related administrative units, including enrollment management and information technology; and all facets of student life. He/she will play a strong leadership role in developing/refining and executing a new strategic plan for the campus and in advancing the academic mission and vision of the university. He/she also will work in a consultative manner with the deans and the faculty to promote excellence, relevance, and impact in their teaching, scholarship, and outreach activities.
For consideration, the candidate must possess an earned Ph.D. or other terminal degree and a record of scholarship and accomplishment commensurate with appointment as full professor at St. Thomas. The candidate will have had significant experience in higher education administration and must embrace and be articulate about the mission and vision of St. Thomas as a Catholic university. The candidate also will have a demonstrated record of support for inclusion and diversity. Finally, the candidate will be creative, forward-thinking, and passionate about our mission of social justice and making a positive impact on our communities and the world. For a more detailed description of the position and further information on the University please click here.
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to the address below by December 1, 2013 to assure optimal consideration. The target appointment date is Summer 2014. Nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence and references will not be contacted without the applicant's prior permission.
Applications and letters of nomination should be sent electronically to:
Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice
Rosa Morris, Senior Associate, Global Education Practice
St Thomas seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, St. Thomas encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.