Saint Xavier University Provost

Saint Xavier University seeks a provost who is an exceptional leader, passionate about the mission of the institution and committed to an ethos of excellence and accountability. The successful candidate will be strategic, seasoned, entrepreneurial, and optimistic about the future. The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and a member of the President's Leadership Team. The Provost provides leadership for the deans and faculty, administers the academic affairs of the University and assures the academic quality of undergraduate and graduate programs and services. The position is responsible for fostering academic excellence by advancing curricular and co-curricular development in accord with the needs of students and SXU's strategic priorities.

Saint Xavier University is a distinguished four-year, comprehensive, private Catholic institution located on the scenic southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier holds the distinction of being the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the world. Grounded in Catholic identify, mission, and heritage, Saint Xavier University is committed to serving a diverse learning community in conjunction with our core values. Saint Xavier was designated a Hispanic-Serving institution (HSI) in 2014, has experienced the largest entering classes on record in each of the last four years, and has substantially strengthened its financial position in recent years.

Academic Search is assisting Saint Xavier in its search for a new Provost. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation by contacting Senior Consultant Scott Flanagan (click here for direct booking) or Consultant Bethany Zecher Sutton ( ). For additional information about Saint Xavier, please visit and to learn more about the position and how to apply, visit the Open Searches page at Academic Search. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by December 15, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University.

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