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Provost Search

Benedictine University (the “University”) celebrates its history, mission, identity, and legacy as a Catholic University with a Benedictine wisdom tradition, as it seeks the university’s next Provost and Chief Academic Officer. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer will report to Dr. Joseph Foy; a visionary servant leader who began his tenure as president in 2023. Together they will collaborate with faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees in setting a course for the University designed to meet the educational needs of 21st-century learners. The strategic direction of the University is characterized by generating innovative ideas to promote inclusive academic excellence and student success. The successful candidate will be a trusted colleague and partner of the President, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues as a member of the Executive Cabinet and with faculty, staff, and administrative leadership in the Division of Academic Affairs. Above all, the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Benedictine University will work to support approximately 3,000 diverse undergraduate, graduate, and online learners at the Lisle, IL and Mesa, AZ campuses and within Benedictine University’s international programs.

Read the Provost Profile

Nominations and Applications:

Letters of nomination can be submitted to [email protected]. Nominations should include the full name and title of the individual being nominated along with a current email address. The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

For best consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2024, and must include a letter of interest that responds to the Search Profile, a curriculum vitae, completion of application, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

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