Benedictine University, Academic Affairs

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Position ID:Benedictine University-Academic Affairs-ASSOCPROVACAAFF07252017 [#9427]
Position Title: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Administrative
Appl Deadline:2017/12/13help popup finished (2017/07/25, finished 2017/12/14, listed until 2017/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Job Title/Req:  Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Location:   Lisle, IL

Business Unit/Branch:   Benedictine University

Department:  Academic Affairs

Employment Type:  Full-Time

HR Contact:  Bridget Cooper,, 630-829-6492


Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, IL just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona.

We are Catholic.  All are welcome.  Benedictine University seeks employees who understand and contribute to the University’s mission and vision.  Inspired by our Catholic Benedictine mission and identity, our academic community is committed to inclusion.  As an institution, we express our commitment to our identity as a Catholic and Benedictine institution through our values as they are manifested throughout the University.  As such, all employees are expected to support the University’s Catholic Benedictine mission and identity and to contribute to its distinctive intellectual life in an effort to help each student and each other to thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic community. 


Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs is primarily responsible for institutional accreditation and assessment initiatives serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as well as reporting and working with the Illinois Board of Education (IBHE).  The position reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and responsible for other duties assigned as outlined below.


·        Collaborating with and communicating to campus constituencies (all campuses).

·        Responsible for institutional accreditation and assessment initiatives in working with the Higher Learning Commission and the Illinois Board of Education (IBHE).

·        Work collaboratively with the Executive Director of University Planning and Research.

·        Serve as a member of the University Planning Council and Assessment Task Force.

·        Convene the Academic Appeals Board and the Committee on Academic Standing along with communication to students with respect to violations/appeals of the Academic Honesty Policy and the probation and dismissal process.

·        Serve as an ex-officio member of Academic Council.

·        Provide updates to the university faculty handbook and develop the academic operations calendar.

·        Issue faculty appointment letters.

·        Work collaboratively with the Provost in the development and revision of policy and communication with various stakeholders.


·        Doctoral degree.  Preferred fields include educational research, research and evaluation, or related field.

·        Experience in college/university/department/program accreditation and assessment programs.

·        Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis.

·        Ability to manage concurrent projects.

·        Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective communication across different university areas and across campuses.


Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

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