Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Westfield State University announces the search for a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). Reporting directly to the President, Dr. Linda Thompson, the Provost serves as the university's chief academic officer and member of the President's cabinet. The Provost provides strategic leadership and execution across a variety of areas, including learning assessment; student-success programs; general-education review; academic-program assessment planning and innovation; reaccreditation; faculty hiring and development; and cultivating an environment in which faculty entrepreneurship, research, and creativity flourish. The new Provost will take office July 2024.

Westfield is one of the nine institutions of the state university system. The Strategic Plan addresses the pragmatic urgency for us to prepare to educate students from increasingly exciting, and diverse backgrounds and to provide opportunity for further education to the one million adult learners with some college education in Massachusetts and beyond so they can serve the public good of building a vibrant economic, social, and cultural Commonwealth. Please follow this link to learn more about the University.

Academic Search is pleased to be assisting with this search; the full position description can be found on their open searches page . The position is open until filled, but only applications submitted electronically to by January 16, 2024, can be assured full consideration. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this exciting opportunity with one of two Senior Consultants:
Cynthia M. Patterson
Maria Thompson

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