Friday, September 4, 2009

Help Wanted At Gonzaga

Academic Vice President
Gonzaga University, a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic university located in Spokane, Washington, seeks an Academic Vice President who will provide visionary leadership and a commitment to supporting a vibrant academic community during an era of changing student demographics and technological advances in teaching and learning. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership, direction, and policy formation for the university’s eight major academic divisions: The College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business Administration, The School of Education, The School of Engineering and Applied Science, The School of Law, The School of Professional Studies, the International Studies Program (ESL & MA-TESL), and the Gonzaga-in-Florence Program (Florence, Italy). The Academic Vice President also directly supervises the Dean of Admissions and the Dean of University Libraries, and (through an Associate and Assistant AVP) the Directors of Student Academic Services; Studies Abroad; the Office of Sponsored Research; Institutional Research; University Assessment; and Summer Programs. Furthermore, the successful appointee will, together with the President and Deans guide faculty, students, and academic administrators in actualizing the University’s strategic plan, which through its goals seeks to integrate faith, service, justice, ethics, and leadership into the fabric of a vibrant learning community.

While there is no requirement that the successful applicant must be a Jesuit or Catholic,
this senior academic officer must have an unqualified commitment to implement the mission values of the University. All applicants should have: an earned doctorate, with strong preference for a Ph.D.; a teaching and scholarly record that would allow appointment to a tenured full professorship; demonstrated success in University administrative positions of increasing responsibility;a strategic (broad and visionary) and integrative perspective of university administration; a proven ability to lead and manage change in a dynamic, cross-disciplinary environment through consultative decision making; a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, continuing professional development, and service to the University and to the community; excellent organizational and human relations skills.
Application procedure: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 5, 2009. The position is open until filled, yet it is recommended to submit application materials as soon as possible, preferably by October 15, 2009. Applicants must submit the following information on-line, through the Human Resources application process: the Application and the Notice of Intent form; a letter of interest; current résumé; and the contact information for five references. For a full position description and to apply: visit and apply online.

Questions? Call 509-313-5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution that seeks candidates who will advance our distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity.

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