Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Whitworth University
  • Whitworth University, West Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA, USA
  • Oct 01, 2019
Full time Provost/Academic Vice President

Job Description



Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., invites nominations and applications for the position of provost & executive vice president of academic affairs. The position serves as the most senior administrator reporting directly to the president, holds an appointment to the president's cabinet and serves as the university's chief academic officer. The Academic Affairs Division comprises the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Business and the School of Continuing Studies; Graduate Enrollment Management; International Programs; the Registrar; Sponsored Programs; Instructional Resources; and the Library.

Since 1890, Whitworth has provided its students with an education of mind and heart, equipping them to honor God, follow Christ and serve humanity. Today, our community of Christian scholar-teachers offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 3,000 students. Whitworth is enjoying record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in its history, and increased external visibility. Whitworth is regarded as a leading regional comprehensive university, ranked #3 overall and #1 for undergraduate teaching in the West by U.S. News & World Report. Whitworth is the only member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Learn more at

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Qualifications: Candidates should have an outstanding record of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership experience relevant to leading the academic division of a premier Christian comprehensive university; demonstrated experience in facilitating institutional initiatives that enhance a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and five years of senior-level administrative experience within higher education.

Application Details

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. More information about this position can be obtained by visiting and reading the search prospectus. Applicants should send a letter of interest, current résumé, a faith statement and full contact information for three references no later than Nov. 22, 2019 to be considered: Confidential discussions and information regarding this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Jack Ohle at or 507-469-5541.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women and persons with disabilities.

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