Provost/Chief Academic Officer - Claflin University in Orangeburg South Carolina

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Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

United States


Detailed Job Description

Key Leadership Opportunities
In addition to the traditional duties and responsibilities of the CAO, the Claflin Provost has the exciting and rewarding challenge of playing a key role in shaping the academic ethos of an institution undergoing remarkable transformation. Our strategic plan, Envisioning Greatness, positions Claflin to become a world-class premier small university “that prepares effective and visionary leaders with global perspectives” through teaching excellence, undergraduate research, and the Institute for Visionary Leadership. To achieve greatness, the Provost collaborates with faculty in designing and delivering relevant and rigorous academic programs, with members of the Cabinet in strategic planning and management; with students by being engaged in the academic, athletic, performing arts, and social aspects of a residential campus; and with the Orangeburg community in cultural and economic development.

The Claflin campus community welcomes a Provost with energetic and innovative leadership; a hands-on and collaborative management style; integrity and authenticity; effective communication with all constituencies including external funding sources; advocacy for faculty and students while holding them accountable to the highest standards of excellence within and outside the classroom; strategic and visionary thinking in developing or expanding traditional undergraduate programs, but also continuing education and graduate programs consistent with Claflin’s brand as a nationally respected university; and proactively supports enrollment management to ensure Claflin attracts and retains the brightest and best students in the region.

The Provost should have a PhD or equivalent credential with a record of accomplishment in teaching and scholarly or other professional activity commensurate with the rank of full professor, a proven track record of effective administration at the dean level or above, experience with the distinct role of HBCU, and an appreciation for private church-related higher education and the very special culture of confidence and affirmation that defines and distinguishes Claflin University.

Application Process
• Nominations and confidential inquiries should be directed to Dr. Peter T. Mitchell, Proactive Transition Management by e-mail or phone 843-325-0983.
• A prospectus describing the position, Claflin University, the Orangeburg community, and the timetable for the search can be found at
• Electronic submission of all application materials is required; materials may be submitted in confidence to the following secure email address:, and should include a letter of application, CV, list of five references, and a concise statement of qualifications in reference to the Key Opportunities and Qualifications listed in the prospectus.
• Candidates will be evaluated as soon as their application is received. The search will be confidential and references will not be contacted until the applicant is notified. Applicants who apply before February 3, 2012 will receive full consideration. Expected start date is July 1, 2012.

Proactive Transition Management – Peter T. Mitchell, President –

Keyword Phrases

  • Chief Academic Officer
  • institution undergoing remarkable transformation
  • Provost with energetic and innovative leadership
  • advocacy for faculty and students
  • strategic and visionary thinking
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: 5-10 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter