Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fresno Pacific University invites applications for Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs from experienced visionary Christian leaders with a mature and vibrant faith and a deep personal commitment to the unique role of Christian higher education, including graduate programs, online education, distributed educational sites, and embedded biblical seminary. Founded in 1944 as a Bible institute by the Mennonite Brethren Church, the university has grown significantly and now has a breadth of academic programs centered on a liberal arts core and a student body of about 4,000 highly diverse in ethnicity and age. As the only Christian university in the Central San Joaquin Valley, and with an excellent reputation for service to the community, the university is well positioned for further growth and development. The university’s underlying Confession of Faith, its unique Fresno Pacific Idea, its close-knit community atmosphere, its diverse student body and its wide-ranging academic program offerings make it an attractive community asset providing a positive impact on contemporary culture. The university seeks an innovative, creative, inspirational academic leader who will affirm the institution’s history while bringing bold academic leadership for further development. The new Provost will be joining the leadership team of new President Dr. Joseph Jones.

A complete description of this exceptional opportunity along with detailed information about the qualifications as well as the application and nomination process is available online in the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Profile at   For full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 31, 2017. The University has retained AGB Search to assist with this search.  Confidential inquiries, nominations and referrals may be sent to Paul R. Corts, Ph.D. ( or 571-243-8709).

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.