Provost

Position Overview

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Assumption University, a Catholic, liberal arts institution founded by the Augustinians of the Assumption in 1904, is seeking nominations and applications for its next Provost. As a liberal arts institution founded in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and guided by the Augustinians of the Assumption, the University strives to educate graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good.

The next Provost will be preferably Catholic with a terminal degree and a record of forward-thinking contemporary academic scholarship with an unwavering commitment to the University’s Catholic and Assumptionist mission and identity, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The next Provost will also have the necessary experience to build the University for the future while remaining faithful to Assumption’s core identity. As an enthusiastic leader, the successful candidate will be an innovative strategic thinker who possesses a strong work ethic with a keen attention to detail, social skills, and a relational approach in working with others. The Provost will possess significant leadership in the liberal arts, preferably in Catholic higher education.

Additional information about Assumption University is available at: https://www.assumption.edu

Nominations and Applications

The Provost Search Committee will immediately begin the review of applications and continue work until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 20, 2023.

Applications must include:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses Assumption University’s strategic objectives and the desired leadership attributes identified in the profile;
  2. A curriculum vitae, and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to: AssumptionProvost@agbsearch.com

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D., Associate Managing Principal, melissa.trotta@agbsearch.com/ (202) 380-8927

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., Senior Executive Search Consultant, shannon.mccambridge@agbsearch.com / (206) 310-7560

St. John Paul II wrote: “Man’s creation by God ‘in his own image’ confers upon every human person an eminent dignity; it also postulates the fundamental equality of all human beings.” Assumption University recognizes the essential contribution of a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, Assumption University commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and to comply with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and its educational programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or family medical history, military or veteran status, immigration status, or other legally protected status. We intend this list to be inclusive, not exclusive.

Assumption University rejects and condemns all forms of harassment, discrimination, and disrespect. It has developed procedures to respond to incidents of harassment whatever the basis or circumstance. Assumption University has designated its Associate Vice President for Human Resources/CHRO to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities to prevent discrimination in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI, Section 504 and the ADA.

Any applicant for admission or employment, and all students, staff and faculty members are welcome to raise any questions regarding this notice with the Office of Human Resources: 

Assumption University, Office for Human Resources, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and CHRO, 500 Salisbury Street, Alumni Hall -109, Worcester, MA 01609 / Phone: 508-767-7599