Associate Provost, Haenicke Institute for Global Education

Western Michigan University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Provost for the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Western Michigan University embraces a diverse population of students, faculty and staff that develop scholar-leaders who are globally competent, culturally aware, and committed to advancing education, discovery, and global engagement.

Western Michigan University is an accessible, student centered university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a higher-research university.  WMU has an enrollment of some 23,500 students from across the nation and about 100 other countries, and it is one of the largest of the state’s 15 public universities.  WMU has seven degree-granting colleges, a dynamic graduate college and one of the oldest honors colleges in the nation.  After more than a century of existence, the University has garnered international fame in disciplines as diverse as atomic physics, aviation, business, engineering management, graph theory, medieval studies and vocal jazz.  For more information on WMU and the Kalamazoo Community see  and

The Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education aspires to be a worldwide leader in developing opportunities for global learning, discovery, and engagement. Founded in 1998, the institute serves as Western Michigan University’s hub for international exchange, activity, and initiatives and as a resource to guide and support internationalization of the academic and campus environment. With more than 80 faculty and staff, the Institute’s units include CELCIS—intensive English program, Fulbright support, Immigration Services, International Admissions and Services, International Student Activities, and Study Abroad.  In addition, the Institute hosts the following centers: Center for African Development Policy Research, Confucius Institute at WMU, Michitoshi Soga Japan Center, and the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies.

The associate provost serves as a senior administrative officer who reports directly to the provost and is responsible for the academic, programmatic, administrative, and fiscal leadership of the Institute. The university has recently completed a strategic plan that speaks to three pillars – learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged.  The associate provost will provide university-wide leadership for continued global outreach, working with the Faculty Senate International Education Council.  

The successful candidate must possess an earned terminal degree in an academic or professional field, a successful record of administrative experience, including the management of a complex budget and organization, a record of distinguished professional accomplishment and demonstrated intellectual leadership, fluency in both English and at least one additional language, demonstrated experience building a thriving international student body, among other required and desired qualifications. For a more detailed description of the opportunity, please visit:

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by March 15, 2017. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position and a curriculum vitae. Individuals who wish to apply or nominate a candidate should submit a letter to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals  are encouraged to apply.