Marywood University


Marywood University is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Provost. Reporting directly to the President, Sister Mary Persico, the Provost is the chief academic officer of the University providing leadership in all academic matters.  The Provost serves as a key member of the University’s senior administrative team and must be a true leader who is able to further the University’s vision, in collaboration with deans, faculty, administrators, students, trustees, and other constituencies, all in pursuit of an ever-stronger University.


Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic university founded in 1915 and sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA. The co-educational University, with over 2,500 students, sits on a 115-acre campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marywood integrates an enduring liberal arts tradition and professional disciplines to create a comprehensive learning experience through its undergraduate and graduate programs. 


The selected candidate must have a terminal degree in their discipline and an outstanding record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, and professional service sufficient to earn tenured full professor status in their relevant academic discipline. Most importantly, the new Provost must possess qualities of leadership, including vision, a spirit of collaboration, consensus building, integrity, and demonstrable commitment to the principles of equity, transparency, and shared governance. Not only will the new Provost engage with the strategic and visionary work of the University, they will cultivate relationships across institutions and with the broader community.  In addition, the selected candidate must be a strong advocate for the Catholic and IHM identity of the University. 


Marywood University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt-Fennell. Application materials should be submitted to, please specify the search in the subject line. Applications include a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to March 2, 2020 to receive full consideration. Start date for the appointed candidate is July 1, 2020.



Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply.

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