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Vice Provost for Global Programs

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Global Programs.

The Vice Provost for Global Programs provides vision and dynamic leadership for Penn State’s comprehensive international strategy, works closely with the senior University academic and administrative leadership, and leads the development of the University’s strategic international agenda, including developing new initiatives and strategic partnerships. The next Vice Provost for Global Programs will secure external and internal funding to support international activities and programs and represent the University to external constituents worldwide. The Vice Provost for Global Programs oversees the Office of Global Programs – including Global Penn State, International Students and Study Abroad -- all of which contribute to the internationalization of Penn State University and broaden the global experiences of students, faculty, and staff.

Penn State University, one university geographically dispersed, consistently ranks among the top 1 percent of the world’s universities. Across 24 Pennsylvania-based campuses and the online World Campus, the nearly 100,000 students and 17,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom—it’s the positive impacts made on communities worldwide. Penn State’s ideals stem from its origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow the institution to continue to benefit society through its tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate for this position will have a clear and compelling vision for further developing and implementing Penn State’s international mission and engagement strategy. The successful candidate will be a globally aware, innovative and experienced leader and manager capable of motivating and collaborating with diverse teams to develop and execute plans to enhance the overall success of international education and engagement University-wide. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in a leadership position and possess excellent business and interpersonal skills and fund-raising capabilities. Candidates who have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and a record of scholarly achievement sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at the rank of professor are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates from academic and/or non-academic environments who may not qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor but who have  significant international engagement and leadership experience are also encouraged to apply. 

The Search Committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately.  For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided before February 8, 2019.   An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Submission of materials in a PDF attachment to an email is strongly encouraged.  Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.  Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the University in the search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Betty Turner Asher, Partner

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, FL  32550

Phone: 850 650-2277

Fax: 850 650-2272

Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status