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Description: The La Sierra University Provost Search Committee is seeking a distinguished scholar and administrator to guide the university’s academic programs, services, and activities with vision and vigor.
As the chief academic officer, the provost ensures that the university’s commitment to academic excellence remains vibrant and strong. Working in collaboration with the academic deans, the faculty, and the Faculty Senate, the provost ensures the continued development of the university’s academic program. As the chief operating officer, the provost works with the president and the chief financial officer, as well as the members of the senior leadership team, to ensure that all university activities contribute to the fulfillment of the university’s mission.
The provost is also the second officer of the university, reporting directly to the President, and serving as chief executive when the president is absent.
La Sierra University is located in Riverside, California, a vibrant city of 327,000 residents located 60 miles east of Los Angeles.Riverside is home to four institutions of higher education and has been named the #1 Intelligent Community of the Year.
The university is comprised of four schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business, the H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, and the School of Education. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 degree programs and more than 23 pre-professional programs.
Rooted in the Christian gospel and Seventh-day Adventist values and ideals, its mission is To seek truth, enlarging human understanding through scholarship; To know God, ourselves, and the world through reflection, instruction, and mentoring; To serve others, contributing to the good of our local and global communities.
For the past four years, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings has named La Sierra University as one of the top two colleges in the nation for its diverse environment. The U.S. Department of Education, in 2015, awarded the university a $2.6 million Title V grant to help facilitate the academic success of Hispanic and under-served populations. The university was, in 2013, named a Presidential Award Winner by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of only five universities so honored that year. La Sierra currently is ranked among the best value regional universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report.
Experience: The successful candidate will:
-Hold membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church,
-Hold an earned doctorate and have broad experience in post-secondary education, including the successful teaching, research, and scholarship equivalent to the rank of professor at La Sierra University,
-Have effective experience as a senior administrator,
-Demonstrate commitment to an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate and graduate education,
-Possess a record of achievement in participatory governance,
-Have fiscal and budgetary experience,
-Show sensitivity to an inclusive vision for the needs of a diverse student body, and
-Be a strategic thinker, with the ability to articulate plans and policies with clarity and precision
The position currently has a generous benefits package and a minimum starting salary of $131,133.51, which, depending upon the level of qualifications and experience, could reach the maximum salary of $161,000.00.
The search committee is beginning the review of candidates in Fall 2019 and will continue its work until the position is filled. Candidates should apply through the automated system by submitting (as one document) a letter of interest addressing the qualifications outlined above, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (telephone, email address) for at least three references. These materials should also be sent to:
Dr. Maury D. Jackson, Chair
Provost Search Committee
La Sierra University firstname.lastname@example.org
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505
La Sierra University is a religiously qualified equal opportunity employer. Applications are especially encouraged from women, minorities, and those with disabilities.
Contact:Dr. Maury D. Jackson, Chair Provost Search Committee 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy
Riverside, CA email@example.com