Department: Office of the Provost
Job Description Summary
The University of Southern Indiana (USI) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost. USI is a modern, forward-looking institution with a distinct energy, momentum, and clarity of purpose that make the position of Provost at USI a unique opportunity. Working with faculty and staff noted for dedication, collegiality, and receptiveness to change, the new provost will have the opportunity to build upon a record of innovation and lead USI to even higher levels of excellence in teaching, student learning and success, scholarly achievements, community service, and national recognition.
Set on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus, USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University located in Evansville, Indiana, supported by the local business community and a vibrant arts and entertainment culture. USI enrolls over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and dual credit students in more than 100 areas of study. A public higher education institution, USI boasts competitive and renowned programs through the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Romain College of Business, the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and the College of Liberal Arts. The University is home to rapidly growing graduate programs with online offerings and provides study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, as well as hosting international students from around the globe. USI offers continuing education and special programs to more than 16,000 participants annually. The University's Outreach and Engagement programs include Historic Southern Indiana and Historic New Harmony. It mobilizes resources and entrepreneurship through its Center for Applied Research, downtown-Evansville Innovation Pointe, Technology Commercialization Academy, and involvement with the I-69 Innovation Corridor. In cooperation with the University of Evansville and Indiana University School of Medicine, USI is a partner in the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences was dedicated in August 2018 and is located in downtown Evansville.
A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports that boast numerous regional and national championships. The University is currently undergoing an approximately $66 million construction and renovation project that will offer a 4,700-seat arena, athletic facilities and kinesiology and sport labs.
The Provost is the chief academic officer of the University and reports to the University President. In addition to the academic areas of the University, the Provost has responsibility and oversight for the departments of Student Affairs and Outreach and Engagement. The next Provost must be a strategic thinker who can plan and execute a future vision for USI while building upon its existing strategic plan. He or she must be a transparent and collaborative leader, an articulate and inspiring communicator and a seasoned, responsible financial manager. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree that would qualify the candidate for an appointment as a full professor with tenure in one of the University's academic departments is required. A successful history of administrative experience (five years preferred) in senior academic leadership roles at an accredited institution of higher education also is required. Candidates should have a strong record of intellectual, scholarly, and administrative accomplishments; a broad understanding of liberal arts education and professional programs; and a keen appreciation for the values and traditions of the University of Southern Indiana.
Confidential inquiries are welcomed and nominations are invited. The review of candidates will begin in October and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit materials before October 28, 2018.
Applications must include: letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and at least five references with full contact information, including email addresses. (References will not be contacted without consent from the applicant.) Application materials and nominations (with contact information for the individual being nominated) should be forwarded, in confidence, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.
Open Date: 09/17/2018