St.  Catherine University

Associate Provost - Academic Affairs

May 07, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Academic Affairs division invite applications for an Associate Provost position.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

The Associate Provost is a key member of the senior academic leadership team who assists the Provost in developing and implementing the Academic Affairs strategic plan , mission and vision. This role ensures the delivery of quality programs, promotes student and faculty research, and serves as the primary liaison in communicating and collaborating with administrators, faculty, students, and other constituents on adult and graduate education and research.


  • Assists the Provost in planning, directing, evaluating, and developing traditional and adult undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
  • Collaborates with the provost and other academic personnel to develop and implement academic policies and to plan new academic programs.
  • Partners with other divisions of the university to analyze and develop recommendations in response to evolving issues.
  • In cooperation with college deans, department chairs and faculty, administers student support programs for high impact practices including the Honors Program, Collaborative Undergraduate Research, Fellowships program, Global Studies, and Community, Work, and Learning.
  • Provides guidance for academic centers, and provides leadership, direction and support for new and existing support programs.
  • Provides vision and leadership for centralized faculty development programs by designing, implementing, and assessing a comprehensive program of faculty development for faculty at all career stages.
  • Identifies resources, programming, and training to facilitate faculty growth in all areas of their professional roles and to expand research and sponsored programs.
  • Coordinates faculty development events, workshops, programs, seminars, faculty learning communities, and conferences designed to improve scholarship and teaching and learning.
  • Represents the Provost at both internal and external meetings
  • Builds effective relationships across the university with students, faculty, and staff, communicating effectively on behalf of the Provost's Office, enabling a diverse and equitable work environment and promoting a positive image of the academic administration.
  • Provide Institute-wide leadership and vision for the support and expansion of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative activities, and grant and contract activities in conjunction with SPREE .
  • Serve on the Deans' Council and other institutional standing and ad hoc committees.
  • Represent the Provost and the academic interests of the University at campus and community events; serve on the student and Educational Experience Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Helps to ensure the achievement of the mission of the university by assisting the Provost and other Associate Provosts in the operations and responsibilities of the Office of the Provost.
  • Supports fundraising efforts, particularly for academic components of campaigns.

Join us at St. Catherine University as we realize the goals of our strategic plan . Key initiatives include cultivating a dynamic environment that fosters discovery, inquiry and application in a complex world, graduating successful students while maintaining affordability, expanding our academic reach through forging new partnerships, and developing systematic infrastructure to ensure inclusive excellence is integrated into all operations.

Excerpt from our Statement on Inclusive Excellence:
As citizens of a diverse world, our university is committed to reflecting this diversity in our students, faculty, staff, administrators, Board of Trustees and alumni in participation, policy, leadership, and equity in opportunities. Our understanding of and respect for human differences is integral to a liberal arts education and preparation for a diverse workforce. Our community challenges itself to be welcoming and respectful, while interacting effectively, sensitively, and with humility in an increasingly diverse, global community. All members of our community should have equitable access to education, safety, care, and career regardless of status, position, or privilege. This is our collective work.

Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree.
  • A record of success in teaching, research, and service commensurate with tenure as a faculty member.
  • Academic administrative or leadership experience.
  • Successful experience working effectively and collegially with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience listening compassionately, considering and honoring issues affecting a wide range of constituencies.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Experience in budget, financial, and personnel management.

Preferred Qualifications
  • May be eligible for tenure within discipline.
  • Five years of academic administrative or leadership experience including Department Chair or Assistant or Associate Dean.
  • Experience creating a campus culture that embraces cultural differences and celebrates the questions and creativity that arise from respectful discourse.

    We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Mary Galvin at . Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by June 10, 2021. Application deadline is June 24, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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