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Associate Provost for Academic Administration


TITLE: Apply Associate Provost for Academic Administration
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 10-29-2021
REPORTS TO: Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Associate Provost is a 12-month appointment in support of the Office of the Provost. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may require occasional evenings and weekends. The candidate must possess a sincere and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university. The integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.

The Associate Provost reports directly to the Provost and, on behalf of the Provost, is responsible for leading, overseeing, and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs, academic policies, and academic support services and programs. The Associate Provost serves as the Provost’s Office representative handling student academic and financial appeals. Candidates must think critically, recognize trends, and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators on behalf of the Office of the Provost. The Associate Provost must be able to think broadly with respect to university vision and mission, should possess excellent organizational skills, and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects to meet deadlines. The candidate will perform other related duties as required and deemed appropriate in support of the Provost and will serve as a member of the Deans Council, the President’s Leadership Council, and other university committees as assigned.

Areas of Primary Responsibility

The Associate Provost will be responsible for the following on behalf of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:

  • Direct Oversight of Personnel. This includes overseeing the following university personnel and their units: Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance; Director of the Library; and the Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Faculty Development. This includes the coordination and planning of the annual faculty workshop, new faculty orientation, the Provost’s Office internal grant program for faculty scholarship, the annual Faculty Scholarship Symposium, and the facilitation of other events and opportunities for faculty flourishing.
  • Academic Policy and the Faculty Handbook. This includes maintaining, updating, and improving the policies and procedures pertaining to academics and faculty responsibilities.
  • Academic Probation, Suspension, and Appeals. In concert with the Admissions and Standards Committee and the Achievement Center, the Associate Provost will oversee the academic probation and suspension process for students and field all academic and financial appeals on behalf of the Provost. This includes serving on the Academic Integrity Committee.
  • Committee Representation. The Associate Provost will represent the Office of the Provost on many university, standing, and ad hoc committees.
  • Data and Analysis. The Associate Provost will aid the Provost in decision-making by providing and analyzing reports pertaining to budgets, faculty performance and workload, internal and external benchmarking, etc.
  • Teaching and/or Scholarship. The Associate Provost may be asked to teach in their area of expertise on a moderate but consistent basis or maintain scholarship pursuits to remain current as a scholar-teacher.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A vibrant and contagious Christian faith and a desire to serve others
  • A doctorate in an area of expertise represented at LeTourneau University
  • A record of successful university-level teaching and/or scholarship, as well as experience in administrative leadership within higher education
  • A commitment to excellence in Christian higher education in both residential and online programs
  • Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students
  • Evidence of successful decision making in a collaborative environment
  • An ability to lead and complete projects collaboratively
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers an innovative healthcare package with many options, personal budget, telemedicine, year-round support, and more. LeTourneau University also provides life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and tuition assistance.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: Summer or Fall 2022
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and copies of unofficial transcripts to LaraRose@letu.edu by December 15, 2021, for full consideration. Applications are reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or the Business Office at LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Address application packets to:

Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001, Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201 | Phone (903) 233-3210
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail application and inquiries to: LaraRose@letu.edu
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See https://www.letu.edu for more information.