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Associate Provost for Academic Operations

Institution: Benedictine University
Location: Lisle, Illinois
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Posted: 03/30/2017
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois 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. 


The Associate Provost for Academic Operations is an administrative officer of the University who is responsible for specified academic, faculty, and personnel duties. The Associate Provost for Academic Operations is responsible for carrying out those assigned responsibilities in a manner consistent with University goals and objectives and for evaluation of those assigned personnel and programs. The Associate Provost for Academic Operations is appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs with the approval of the President. The appointment is on an annual renewable basis. 


  • Serve as a member of the Provost's Council.

  • Serve as Chair the Academic Standing Committee and oversee academic appeals, dismissals, and probation processes.

  • Serve as Chair the Commencement Committee leading the organization and implementation of the Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies.

  • Assist in mediation between student and faculty member, faculty member and administrator as needed.

  • Coordinate the budget process for areas within Academic Affairs.

  • Coordinate and issue appointment letters for the faculty.

  • Represent Academic Affairs on the Emergency Response and Rescue Team.


  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

  • Established record of combined relevant experience in higher education instruction and program oversight.

  • Experience in budget development and management.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective communication across different university areas.

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.

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