Simpson University Provost

The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the university and provides vision, academic and spiritual leadership, and support for all academic programs and personnel.

Posted on December 6, 2018

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Position Type

  • Full-time

Identity Statement:

Simpson University, a school of the Christian  and Missionary Alliance, is a Christ-centered learning community with an enduring commitment to world service and faith-infused education in professional studies and liberal arts.

Mission Statement: Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly  changing world.

Vision: Simpson University’s passion is to be the university of choice for students  who aspire to achieve their chosen life goals through a Christ-led, transformational and innovative education.

Motto: Gateway to World Service


The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the university and provides vision, academic and spiritual leadership, and support for all academic programs and personnel. Leadership scope includes oversight of faculty and deans and providing overall direction and effective management of the university’s academic programs  in support of Simpson University’s mission and strategic plan.

Strengths  and experience needed for success:

  • A vibrant and active relationship with Jesus Christ, clearly evidenced in all areas of life, leadership and family
  • Enthusiastic agreement with Simpson University’s mission, vision, values, statement of faith, lifestyle expectations and Christian  and Missionary Alliance heritage
  • 10 years of leadership experience in Christian higher-education, with advancement through a range of supervisory roles; cabinet-level leadership strongly preferred
  • A PhD., or equivalent with a record of scholarly research
  • A current and active understanding of trends in Christian  higher-education, including new opportunities and future challenges and risks
  • A commitment to the mutual benefits of Christ-centered liberal arts learning anprofessional studies in forming students  for service in God’s world
  • Team leadership skills that develop, motivate, engage, manage and optimize talent, and the ability to win the trust of a committed and dedicated faculty
  • Experience engaging collaborative approaches that bring together the best of various perspectives and build relationships of trust to achieve results
  • The gift of listening and clear communication combined with an ability to articulate


Simpson University’s vision to various constituents

  • Strong value for developing a culture of assessment and the use of portfolios, technology, various enterprise platforms and the ability to illustrate data in accessible and applicable ways
  • Experience working with the intricacies of accreditation and operational planning
  • Strategic focus and ability to engage in definitive planning and action to move the organization forward, including financial planning and budgeting
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and lead through curricular mapping with colleagues
  • An appreciation for the role of outstanding co-curricular programs  and support services in nurturing  student success


Next Steps

Pray. Please join the entire Simpson community  in asking God to guide the search process and bless those involved.

Refer or Suggest a Candidate. Please refer this document  to a person or persons  whom you believe could be a possible candidate or could help us connect to a possible candidate. In addition, you may confidentially suggest candidates directly to our search committee  by emailing; please include any candidate contact information you may have.

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