Provost and Dean of the College

  • Franklin College
  • Franklin College, Branigin Boulevard, Franklin, IN, United States
  • Mar 13, 2017
Full time Education Executive Management

Job Description

Franklin College seeks an inspirational, innovative and collaborative academic leader as its next provost and dean of the college. Enrolling 1,000 students, Franklin College is a private, selective, residential, liberal arts college located approximately 20 minutes from culturally rich downtown Indianapolis. As chief academic officer for the college, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the academic program which spans over 50 majors, a substantial engaged learning initiative and emerging graduate programs. The college invites nominations of, or applications from, accomplished individuals who will sustain and contribute to the existing momentum for change on our campus.


The provost will work closely with dedicated faculty and strong academic leadership to advance student learning rooted in the liberal arts tradition. In collaboration with campus stakeholders, the provost will also support efforts to provide a dynamic campus experience resulting in holistic intellectual, personal and professional growth for all Franklin College students. Reporting to the president, the provost and dean of the college will be the second officer of the college.


The provost joins Franklin College at an exciting time in its history. With a tradition of deep alumni involvement and under the leadership of recently appointed president, Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D., there is energy behind a vision for experiential learning, support for professions and health sciences within the context of a liberal arts institution, and enthusiasm for a new strategic plan. Against this backdrop, the provost position reflects a distinctive opportunity for an entrepreneurial and strategic thinker, planner, and leader.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Full consideration is assured for candidates whose materials are received by March 13, 2017. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers; and be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to Letters of interest should provide a vision for Franklin’s academic programs and the success of the college’s diverse student body. It is anticipated that the provost will begin duties on July 1, 2017. Franklin College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience. For more information about the position, visit the college website at:


Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications.  Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct.  No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions.  Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.


Executive Support, Strategic Planning-Intelligence, President-Top Executive, University, General-Other: Business-Strategic Management