Juniata College invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost. We seek someone who can join and partner effectively with the senior management team under President James Troha, providing the academic leadership for the college and supporting the college’s mission to empower students for leading lives of service and ethical leadership in the global community.
The Provost is the chief academic officer of the college and works in collaboration with faculty and staff to maintain a respectful and open learning environment. S/he is responsible for leadership of the academic program, for recruiting and mentoring of faculty, for playing a leading role in faculty governance, and for such co-curricular programs as the college library, international programs, the performing arts, experiential learning, and the recently established James J. Lakso Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. S/he will have a central role in formulating and implementing plans of assessment for academic programs in compliance with the 2013 Middle States review and will also provide academic leadership for strategic planning and the comprehensive campaign expected to start in 2014. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate from an accredited institution and will meet the qualifications for appointment as a Full Professor in an academic department. S/he will have demonstrated the ability to manage a complex academic organization, to work effectively across academic and administrative lines, and will have experience in strategic planning as well as curriculum development and evaluation. The candidate will be able to serve as an articulate advocate for the faculty, for the liberal arts, and for the institution. As a person of strong integrity, the successful candidate would strive to enhance diversity in Juniata’s faculty and curriculum through a commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity and promote the belief that such practices are basic to human dignity.
Juniata College is a nationally prominent, independent, co-educational college of the liberal arts and sciences. It occupies an attractive 110-acre main campus located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, amid the scenic mountains of the south central portion of the state. Members of the Church of the Brethren founded the college in 1876 and while the college is now governed by an independent Board of Trustees, the peace tradition of the Brethren Church is a strong influence, leading to the creation of the Baker Peace Institute. Juniata students design their own majors, termed Programs of Emphasis, from courses offered in 20 academic departments and programs. The college offers online courses, as well as Master’s degrees in Accounting and Non-Profit Leadership. Internationalization has long been a college focus, and has recently been recognized with a Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Loren Pope’s book, Colleges that Change Lives, further recognizes Juniata as one such college. There are 102 full-time faculty, with ninety-four percent holding a terminal degree in their field. Eighty-nine percent are tenured or on the tenure track. An additional 48 persons serve as part-time instructors, bringing the full-time equivalent faculty size to 118. The college has been acknowledged as one of the “great colleges to work for” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Juniata’s enrollment has been on a positive trajectory with 1600 students currently enrolled. The fall-to-fall first-year retention rate this year was 87.8 percent, with an average graduation rate of 76 percent in six years. The full-time equivalent student/faculty ratio is 13:1.
Information for Candidates: Review of candidates will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter describing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references that may include trustees, senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community leaders. Nominators and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials by email and Word attachment. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Requests for information and all written nominations and applications should be directed to:
Steve Leo, Vice President
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
For more information on Juniata College and its programs, please visit www.juniata.edu.
Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.