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The University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls) is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Provost. Reporting to the President, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University, serves as a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team, and is responsible for all academic matters including curriculum, faculty and staff hires, faculty development, student academic success, student life, and resource management.

The Provost is responsible for the academic budget, leadership of the faculty, and academic program development including community outreach programs, oversight of institutional accreditation, and promoting scholarly and creative activities. The Provost will be involved in creating and deepening “high impact” practices that engage students. This includes common learning experiences, undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, capstone experiences, and critical thinking.


  • lead the pursuit of distinction, teaching and learning excellence, and enrollment growth in School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • advise the President on all academic matters

  • work with the President and his Senior Leadership Team in the overall coordination and leadership of the University

  • oversee the implementation of academic strategic planning

  • coordinate facilities planning for Academic Affairs

  • work closely with Enrollment Management to support the recruitment and retention of students

  • establish guidelines for and oversee curriculum planning and development

  • oversee academic advising and other student-retention strategies in Academic Affairs

  • supervise and oversee the office of Student Life on all matters

  • in collaboration with the faculty, promote the development and on-going review of academic programs to increase the academic quality in all curricular and co-curricular programming

  • coordinate the hiring, evaluation, and professional development of faculty, academic administrators, and staff in academic affairs

  • make recommendations on faculty promotion and tenure

  • review and approve academic policies

  • anticipate future developments in higher education and their impact on the University

  • represent the University’s academic programs to internal and external communities

  • be accountable for the University’s compliance with accreditation requirements for all academic programs

For full position details, and to apply by November 17th, visit our website.