Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites nominations or applications in the search for its next Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The Provost will join the entire PNW community at a time of great excitement, momentum, and change, providing outstanding leadership and advancing the academic enterprise.

PNW is seeking an individual who possesses a forward-thinking mindset, a deep understanding of the academic enterprise, a student-centered approach, and a commitment to shared governance. Additionally, PNW desires a strong and experienced leader who can cultivate an environment that effectively leverages its exceptional faculty, student, and staff talents to capitalize on Purdue University Northwest’s momentum of growth and innovation. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, PNW is dedicated to the highest levels of academic achievement, community engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The opportunity to build upon the university’s history and recent successes continues as PNW addresses the changing needs of its Chicago and Northwest Indiana metropolitan areas. The PNW Provost reports to the Chancellor of Purdue University Northwest, Chris Holford, and is a peer and partner with the Chancellor’s cabinet. The Provost serves as PNW’s chief academic officer and oversees the institution’s deans, academic leaders, and Provost’s Office staff.

Purdue University Northwest, a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students and its communities. PNW operates from a main campus in Hammond, Ind., with a branch campus in Westville, Ind. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 8,700 students, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW has more than 70,000 alumni. In 2016, PNW was approved by the Higher Learning Commission after the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

A detailed leadership profile is available at wittkieffer.com.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Purdue University Northwest in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 27, 2024. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Sarah Seavey at PNWProvost@wittkieffer.com.

Purdue University is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individuals to strive to reach their own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, Purdue University seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Purdue University views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any university-related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved solely as individuals based on their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.

Purdue University does not condone and will not tolerate Discrimination against any individual based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, disability, status as a veteran, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Purdue University promulgates policies and programs to ensure that all persons have equal access to its employment opportunities and educational programs, services, and activities. The principal objective of this policy is to provide fair and consistent treatment for all students and employees of the University. Purdue is committed to increasing the recruitment, selection and promotion of faculty and staff at the University who are racial or ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans. The University is also committed to policies and programs that increase the diversity of the student body.

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