Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Loyola University New Orleans

Search for the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

New Orleans, LA

Loyola University New Orleans (Loyola) is a Catholic and Jesuit university that seeks an entrepreneurial and experienced academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). The university has a remarkable history and rich Jesuit tradition, and is located in one of the most culturally rich and distinctive cities in the country – a city that is rapidly transforming itself into an enterprising and creative urban center. Together with President Tania Tetlow, the first woman and lay president of the university, and an emerging, innovative senior leadership team, the Provost will have an unparalleled opportunity to shape academic programs for the university in a time of significant change and transformation. Loyola has embarked on an ambitious plan to revitalize the institution and enhance its financial stability for the future, within a rapidly changing environment for higher education. The Provost will be a nimble and creative leader, developing innovative strategies that will leverage the disciplinary diversity of Loyola New Orleans, and promote a sustainable financial model that supports a path for academic and student success. The search committee welcomes candidates who have a deep understanding of Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and ethos and the ability to inspire and engage others in this mission.

At Loyola University New Orleans, students, faculty, and staff live by the mottoes “men and women with and for others” and Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, doing everything in love or “for the greater glory of God.” Academic excellence, a commitment to social justice, and strength in diversity and inclusion are all hallmarks of Loyola, an institution dedicated to shaping not only minds, but hearts. Guided by Jesuit intellectual rigor and Ignatian spirituality, Loyola instills in its community the value of always striving for the magis, translated in Latin, simply, as “the more.”

Founded in 1904 as Loyola College by the Society of Jesus, but with roots going back to 1847, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit Catholic universities and colleges in the United States. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering opportunities for professional studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a law school, business school, and nursing school. Loyola is the only Jesuit university in the U.S. with a College of Music and Media. Loyola has an enrollment of approximately 4,300 students, including 3,000 undergraduates, and the university offers 71 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate and professional degree programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, Loyola has a remarkably diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, and offers meaningful faculty interaction in a picturesque campus in Uptown New Orleans. Loyola has a deep commitment to opportunity and access, with approximately 89% of undergraduate students receiving financial aid and 28% first generation students.

The next Provost of Loyola University New Orleans will share in the university’s commitment to Jesuit, Catholic values in higher education and lead the enhancement of Loyola’s academic program as a distinctive educational experience for a highly diverse student population. Loyola seeks an accomplished scholar with a track record of transformative leadership and an understanding of and passionate commitment to faculty development, student success and engagement, and interdisciplinary endeavors and collaboration. The Provost will have experience in resource generation, allocation, and prioritization in academic operations in order to create a viable, sustainable economic model. The Provost will also serve as an engaged and visible leader both on campus and beyond, with a transparent, approachable, and facilitative management style.

Please direct all inquiries, expressions of interest, and nominations in confidence electronically to Pamela Pezzoli or Carmen Delehanty at Isaacson, Miller at: www.imsearch.com/6855

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran's status, or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.