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Provost and Dean of Faculties
Boston College seeks an experienced, effective, and creative academic leader for the position of Provost and Dean of Faculties. Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9100 full-time undergraduates and 4700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 fulltime and 1080 FTE faculty, 2750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.
The Position: The Provost and Dean of Faculties is the chief academic officer of the University and reports to the President. Responsibilities include academic budget planning, development of academic policies and procedures, and supervision of all academic and research programs. The following units report to the Provost: College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Law School, Graduate School of Social Work, Carroll School of Management, Connell School of Nursing, Lynch School of Education, Woods College of Advancing Studies, School of Theology and Ministry, University Libraries, and Enrollment Management.
Qualifications: To be considered, candidates must have an earned doctorate, be recognized as a teacher-scholar by their peers, and hold tenure, preferably at the full professor level. They must also have demonstrated success in academic administration and leadership in environments similar in size, scope, and complexity to Boston College, an understanding and commitment to teaching and research in a national university, ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students, capacity to work with administrative colleagues as a member of the senior management team, and ability and willingness to both support and contribute to the Jesuit, Catholic dimensions of Boston College and its institutional mission.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to the Boston College consultants Jean Dowdall, Ph.D., Robin Mamlet, and Jane Courson, at BCProvost@wittkieffer.com. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The consultants can be reached by telephone through Donna Janulis at (630) 575-6131.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.