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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Marquette University in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date Posted 09/07/2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Marquette University, a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit institution seeks an experienced, enterprising, and strategic academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/EVP).

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, the Provost/EVP serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Marquette and has overall responsibility for the university’s educational and research programs. The Provost/EVP provides leadership and oversight for the academic budget; research; undergraduate and graduate programs; student affairs; teaching; the libraries; faculty; enrollment management; and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The Deans of the colleges and schools report to the Provost/EVP, as do the Dean of Libraries, the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, as well as several other assistant Provosts and staff members. The Vice President for Research and Innovation and the Vice President for Corporate Engagement both have dual reporting lines to the President and the Provost, and the Director of Business Management and Analysis reports dually to the Provost/EVP and the SVP/COO. An organizational chart shows the structure of the university.
The Provost/EVP works closely with the SVP/COO on all financial and strategic activities for the University and with the Vice Presidents, especially in the areas of finance, planning, advancement, mission and ministry, and athletics, and other senior leaders to ensure that the strategic directions and policies of the university are aligned with the academic mission. The Provost/EVP meets regularly with the Academic Deans Council and is co-chair of the University Academic Senate. The Provost/EVP serves on the University Leadership Council and the President’s Advisory Team (PAT). The Provost is the primary liaison to the Board’s Committee on Academic Excellence and secondary liaison to the Committee on Student Experience & Mission. As the chief academic officer, the Provost/EVP will be expected to assume the duties and responsibilities of the President when the President is unable to do so.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate for Provost/EVP will be an experienced and accomplished academic leader with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, political savvy, and the drive necessary to achieve ambitious university-wide goals. The successful candidate will also bring many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, skills, experiences, and personal qualities:

  • An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree and a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor;
  • Demonstrated leadership in positions of increasing responsibility at institutions of higher education;
  • The ability to lead in a Catholic and Jesuit higher educational institution and a commitment to promoting the values and goals of Catholic and Jesuit higher education;
  • Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, empathy, sense of humor, resilience, and a strong work ethic;
  • Successful experience in developing and executing academic strategies in a complex and comprehensive university that includes undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and research across the disciplines;
  • Superior communication skills; the ability to articulate a compelling message to all audiences; clarity, crispness, and effectiveness in written and oral presentation; and good listening skills;
  • Competence in financial matters with fiscal skills and acumen necessary to facilitate the allocation of resources effectively and efficiently among competing needs of the institution in ways consistent with the university’s mission;
  • A sound grasp of complex financial models and an ability to build a sustainable financial model for Marquette that considers best practices yet also encourages innovation and experimentation in areas such as financial incentives, curricular flexibility, enrollment management, and delivery methods;
  • Knowledge and experience working effectively with varied student populations including first-generation students, students of color, students from various socio-economic backgrounds, students from diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, veterans, and students pursuing degrees at various stages in their careers and lives;
  • A demonstrated commitment to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive workplace;
  • Experience with strategic enrollment management and successful student success initiatives;
  • Proven ability to provide visionary strategic leadership, an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit willing to take calculated risks, and a commitment to multidisciplinary education;
  • Excellent collaboration and consensus building abilities to bring together a diverse group of constituents; and
  • Demonstrated decisive management skills exemplified by a record of excellence in delegation, responsibility, and accountability.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Department Office of the President Posting Date 05/28/2019 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a confidential search where the names of candidates, including finalists, will not be made public. Members of the campus community invited to participate in the finalist visits will be required to sign Acknowledgement of Confidentiality forms. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications with CVs and cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.
Julie Filizetti, Lindsay Gold, and Ludi Chow
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905;

Marquette University affirms its longstanding commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin. Marquette affirms its commitment to the principle of affirmative action and its commitment to abide by state regulations and federal laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity.

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