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Baldwin Wallace University is a private, Methodist-related institution with programs of distinction in multiple areas: liberal arts and sciences, professional programs, and a conservatory of music.  Programs support the academic environment enriched by a co-curricular program rooted in strong traditions. The institution offers bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs. Located in Berea, Ohio, the main campus is in a residential community just 20 minutes from Cleveland, with a satellite campus, BW East in Beachwood, Ohio on the eastside of Cleveland. Since its founding in 1845, BW has been characterized by leadership and innovation. The University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.

Reporting to the President, the Provost serves on the senior leadership team and has responsibility for all academic matters including curriculum, faculty and staff hires, faculty development, student academic success, and resource management.


The new Provost will:

  • serve as the Chief Academic Officer of the University
  • oversee the implementation of academic strategic planning
  • conduct performance reviews of untenured faculty
  • make recommendations on faculty applications for promotion and tenure
  • cooperatively with the faculty, promote the development and on-going review of academic programs to enhance academic quality in all curricular and co-curricular programming
  • supervise the use of human and fiscal resources in Academic Affairs
  • promote an environment that supports and encourages academic excellence and student learning needs through the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • serve as ex-officio on Faculty Senate committees
  • provide reports on academic activities to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • represent the University to appropriate external constituencies.

Baldwin Wallace University seeks an individual with proven leadership experience working in a liberal arts higher educational institution. S/He must have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship and collegial service; five years of academic administration and leadership; an understanding of academic assessment, program review, curriculum development & academic support services; an experience-based understanding of accreditation practices; and a commitment to working effectively with other administrators, staff, and faculty in communicating the mission of the University. BW seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.


Baldwin Wallace University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt•Fennell. Submit nominations and applications to Application materials will include a focused letter of interest, a current cv/résumé, and complete contact information for five professional references. Application deadline is February 22, 2013. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.  


Cheryl Hyatt


Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator.


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