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A search is now underway at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania to identify a vibrant, accomplished, visionary academic leader to assume the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Applicants for this position will be expected to have a proven track record of inspiring and encouraging faculty to embrace research and be open to technological nuances and curriculum changes within the classroom. Reporting directly to the President, ESU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will provide leadership and support to colleagues within six university colleges who are accountable for the overall academic experience of more than 6200 undergraduate and 600 graduate students from 33 states and 24 countries. Responsibilities also include oversight of the University Library, and the supporting units of Academic & Institutional Effectiveness and Instructional Support & Outreach.

The new Provost will join ESU at a time of tremendous opportunity. With the leadership of the university’s thirteenth President, Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., the Provost will join other members of the University Senior Leadership Team to implement a new strategic plan titled Students First: Innovate ESU. The Provost’s role in this initiative will be to implement findings of an Academic Affairs Task Force and guide the Academic Affairs division in further modification and/or the creation/implementation of sustainable and collaborative academic programs for ESU.

East Stroudsburg University is a comprehensive institution offering nearly 60 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree and certification programs. The Provost will deliver leadership in the development, assessment, budgeting and oversight of all academic initiatives as well as offering advocacy for the academic division in support of the university’s mission, vision and values. The Provost will also act as the Chief Executive Officer in the President’s absence.

For more information on this position, including a full leadership profile, please visit

To ensure consideration, nominations, inquiries and applications (including a letter of interest and resume) should be submitted by October 31, 2014, via email to the search consultants supporting this search at:

Confidential inquiries concerning this search may be directed to Peggy Plympton or Alice Miller at (630) 575-6948.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in the ESU community, visit