Job Details

Husson University
  • Position Number: 5173032
  • Location: Bangor, ME
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Husson University seeks an experienced and inspiring academic and administrative leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (Provost).

Founded in 1898, Husson University seeks to inspire and prepare students for professional careers in current and emerging fields through professional programs informed by the sciences and humanities. The University is Carnegie-classified as a doctoral/professional institution that educates approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and more than 600 in graduate programs, with a growing online population. We offer 66 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as a wide range of certificate programs. Husson University employs 136 faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty with expertise in the profession that they teach. Acclaimed for its expertise in business and health sciences, Husson is also a recognized leader in community and civic engagement. Husson University's primary campus (208-acres) is located in Bangor, Maine, a city of approximately 30,000 people, a short drive from Maine coasts, forests, and mountains. Approximately 250 miles north of Boston and 250 miles east of Quebec City, Bangor has one of the lowest urban crime rates in the United States.

The Provost will be a key partner to President-Elect Lynne Coy-Ogan, who will take office on July 1, 2024. The incoming Provost will lead crucial planning for student success, strategic enrollment management, and financial stability. In collaboration with fellow University leaders, deans, faculty, staff, and students, the Provost will develop and cultivate a strategic vision and priorities for academic affairs; contribute to long-term financial sustainability; advance an institutional culture of diversity and inclusion; and foster a campus culture of shared governance, communication, transparency, and respect.

The ideal candidate will be an engaged, inspiring leader with a demonstrated commitment to Husson's heritage, mission, and core values. The Provost will advance those values by building on the University's traditions and strengths, actively seeking consensus among all its constituencies and exercising superb management and decision-making skills. The Provost will communicate effectively with both internal and external constituencies, articulating clearly and passionately Husson's mission and strategic aspirations. This leader will work effectively with the President in pursuit of strategic initiatives that will further strengthen the University and the community. The Provost will embrace the faculty's commitment to excellence in teaching and will strengthen and foster a vibrant and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff, enhancing relationships with alumni, parents, community leaders, elected officials, and others associated with the University. An earned terminal degree and demonstrated success in academic administration and leadership are required.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available on this page.

WittKieffer is assisting Husson University in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jevon Walton

Husson University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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