Loyola Marymount University seeks an Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education to oversee initiatives that support and enhance the undergraduate student experience and provide direction to programs that serve undergraduate students. We seek a leader and colleague prepared to build on existing strengths and join a collective effort to advance bold educational initiatives. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost serves as a key member of the Provost's leadership team.
The Associate Provost provides administrative leadership in areas of undergraduate education at LMU, including first-year programs, retention and graduation initiatives, academic honesty and integrity, and the alignment of academic resources with institutional goals. Faculty and staff who report to the Associate Provost include leaders of the University Honors Program, Core Curriculum, Academic Resource Center, Office of Disability Support Services, Writing Center, First To Go Program for first-generation college students, Common Book program, campus-wide tutoring services, and the Katz Family Academic Skills Program. The Associate Provost oversees several high-profile events promoting and celebrating the success of undergraduate students and their intellectual work with faculty.
Working in close collaboration with the academic deans, leadership in student affairs, and other units of the university, the Associate Provost ensures access, opportunity, and success for all phases of the undergraduate student experience at Loyola Marymount University. She or he leads a team of professionals to develop innovative, creative, and forward-thinking approaches to student success and participates in shared governance by serving on faculty and administrative committees including the Vice Presidents Council, University Core Curriculum Committee, and Academic Planning and Review Committee. The Associate Provost contributes to and executes the vision and strategy for student success, as articulated by the President, Provost, Vice Provost, academic deans, and faculty.
Qualifications and Application
LMU's Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education will undertake a variety of managerial responsibilities including staff and budget oversight. By displaying a strong work ethic and an ability to inspire others, the Associate Provost will act in the best interests of LMU's undergraduate students, faculty, the institution and its mission. Thus, collegiality and strong interpersonal skills are absolutely necessary to contribute to and lead in this important work. Highly developed organizational and leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse team of professionals are also essential for this role. In addition, qualified candidates should be familiar with LMU's mission and possess knowledge of issues that impact higher education, including diversity and multiculturalism.
For this position, typically a Ph.D. or relevant terminal degree is required, as is a record of scholarship and teaching excellence commensurate with the rank of tenured, full professor at Loyola Marymount University. Strong communication skills are essential, including the ability to articulate the university's mission to students, faculty, parents/families, alumni, and donors. Familiarity with high impact practices, teaching methodologies, program evaluation, and tutor training are essential, as is a record of using data and assessment to guide collaborative decision-making. Five or more years of administrative experience in higher education (at the department chair level or above) is strongly preferred, as is experience in staff and budget management.
For full consideration, applicants should submit the following items: 1) a current and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, 2) a cover letter that outlines relevant qualifications and vision for the work, and 3) a one-page statement of leadership/management philosophy. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.lmu.edu (reference #0170649). A review of complete applications will begin February 19 and will continue until the position is filled. Semifinalists may be asked to submit additional application materials related to the responsibilities of the position.
The anticipated start date is between June 1 and August 1, 2018. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University, one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, serves 6,600 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, Business Administration, and Law. LMU is one of the most diverse independent universities in the West: 55 percent of its students are from historically under-represented minority backgrounds. Located on the west side of Los Angeles, LMU is adjacent to the world's third largest tech hub, including corporate offices of many
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.