The University of Redlands seeks as its next Provost an experienced academic leader to provide innovative, collaborative, and visionary leadership. The Provost will join the University of Redlands at an exciting and important time in the life of the University and as a partner with a new leader, President Krista L. Newkirk, to implement a bold plan that builds upon the University’s tradition of academic excellence and achievement and charts the path for a sustainable and successful future.
Established in 1907, the University of Redlands, with more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students, blends liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors, and self-designed contracts for graduation. Small classes enable each student to participate in class discussion, work closely with professors, and receive extensive individual attention. The University remains sensitive to contemporary trends in society and challenges students to commit themselves to a lifetime of learning.
Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, one of the fastest-growing population centers in the U.S., the beautiful 160-acre main campus is within easy distance of snow skiing, hiking, and climbing to the north, some of the world’s best beaches to the south and west, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree to the east, and the urban culture of Los Angeles to the west. Other campuses include several regional locations across Southern California that provide innovative programs for working professionals and a wooded 13-acre campus in Marin County, which became part of the University of Redlands in 2019 with the merger between the University and San Francisco Theological Seminary.
The incoming Provost will find a welcoming community with committed faculty and staff who are dedicated to education and engagement that defines the U of R experience and inspires students. The Provost’s leadership agenda focuses on identifying new approaches, addressing challenges, and seeking out opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Four areas of emphasis include academic excellence; innovation and sustainability; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; and strategic planning and implementation. The new Provost will also attend to the important operational matters that make change possible and ensure that faculty, staff, and students can work, create, and succeed.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree; a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and service, with experience navigating the tenure and promotion processes; a successful record of academic leadership with substantial and progressive administrative responsibilities; and demonstrated experience serving students from underrepresented communities. Additional skills and experiences sought in the next Provost, as well as information about the University of Redlands and the Provost position are provided in the Provost Search Profile, available for download on this page.
The University is being assisted by Academic Search in the search process. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Stacey Morgan Foster, Linda McMillin, Jay Lemons, or Jennifer Kooken. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 1, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Applications and nominations should be submitted to RedlandsProvost@academicsearch.org.
Applications must include the following: (1) a cover letter that addresses the expectations discussed in the leadership agenda and qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each; and (4) a 300–600-word diversity statement that addresses the candidate’s philosophy, commitment, and experiences in creating a safe and welcoming environment. This statement may address personal and professional experiences, lessons learned, anticipated projects, etc. and should include concrete examples. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.
Submission of a resume or application indicates agreement that the University may verify any and all information contained therein. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Redlands is an equal opportunity employer.