Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska invites nominations and expressions of interest as the University begins its search for a new Provost.


Nebraska Wesleyan University is a thriving comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with 2,000 students. It achieves remarkable results with modest resources. Its academic programs are rooted in an enduring commitment to excellence, a belief in the power of personal attention, teaching and learning, and a strong tradition of shared governance. Chartered by Methodists in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan has an ongoing, beneficial relationship today with the United Methodist Church.


The Provost reports to the President and is responsible as the chief academic officer of the University. The new Provost will join a vibrant academic community that focuses on student achievement and success. Applicants for Provost will come from higher education with the requisite doctoral level preparation. The Provost must be an experienced faculty member and leader, who has demonstrated an understanding of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and who understands the evolving array of challenges and expectations that are now facing faculty. He/she should have had significant academic administrative experience and demonstrated skill as an outstanding communicator, effective team leader, informed financial strategist and manager, as well as an engaged and enthusiastic campus and community leader.


Details about the leadership opportunities offered by this position and the nomination/application process may be found at:  To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received on or before February 28, 2017.


Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent electronically to:


Dr. Patty Hawk, Associate Professor, Department Chair of Communication Studies

Chair, Provost Search Committee

Nebraska Wesleyan University


This search is being assisted by:


Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

AGB Search

Cell: (253) 223-3566


Jennifer Braaten, Ed.D.


AGB Search

Cell: (540) 420-5839


Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

AGB Search

Cell: (563) 380-4919


Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational opportunities to all qualified persons in all areas of university operation, including education and decisions regarding faculty appointment, promotion or tenure, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, creed, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.