A search committee chaired by President Gayle D. Beebe is seeking a Provost for Westmont College. The second highest-ranking administrator at the college, the Provost serves as a member of the Executive Team. As the senior administrator of the entire educational program of the college, the Provost is also Dean of Faculty, with primary responsibility for the academic program, and, in coordination with the Vice President for Student Life, ensures a vibrant partnership between the curricular and co-curricular programs of the college.
The Provost must embody and articulate the character of the college as stated in our mission statement and lived out within our community. This individual must be animated by an authentic and vital personal Christian faith and an excitement about the quest for truth pursued through a traditional liberal arts curriculum.
The successful candidate will be a mature Christian who:
Holds a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited university in a field relevant to our Christian liberal arts mission.
Demonstrates a proven track record in higher education administration.
A minimum of five years of academic leadership experience in a Provost, Associate Provost, Dean, Department Chair or other significant leadership role in higher education
Manifests a personal understanding of and commitment to the liberal arts.
Has a proven ability to inspire and work well with faculty.
Is willing to invest at least seven to ten years in the role of Provost.
Displays an adept ability to handle conflict and build collegiality.
Is technologically-inclined and interpersonally-savvy.
Displays an active commitment to a leadership team and demonstrates a loyalty to the endeavors of the mission of the college.
Has a keen sense of humor, a compelling passion for living, and an infectious personality.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.