Salus University

Institution: Salus University


Job Description: Salus University
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Salus University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA). Established by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO), Salus is a fully accredited, private academic institution that offers programs in optometry, audiology, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, biomedicine, and education and rehabilitation in blindness and sensory impairments to more than 1,200 students, both on-campus and around the globe. Salus has more than 11,000 alumni worldwide.

Reporting to the President, the Provost/VPAA is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and provides global leadership and operational accountability for all activities related to the academic enterprise. The Provost/VPAA ensures the University's compliance with accreditation quality standards; using assessment data to advance educational effectiveness, curricular innovation, and programmatic efficacy. S/he is responsible for promoting and maintaining a distinctive academic vision for Salus and for providing innovative, high quality, interprofessional education for healthcare, rehabilitation, and education professionals. With this in mind, the Provost/VPAA will promote the concept of an integrated academic health science center. The Provost/VPAA will support and enable the success of faculty, staff, and students. S/he will also be a thoughtful steward of resources while pursuing opportunities to continue Salus' growth through the addition of new programs, including off-campus and online programs, and international initiatives.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate, a minimum of ten years of successful academic administration experience, and a demonstrated track record in successful extramural funding. Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to maintain effective relationships with a variety of constituencies are essential. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of health, education, and rehabilitation programs and extensive experience managing complex budgets. The individual will also possess expertise and experience with accreditation and assessment.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications may be submitted via Isaacson, Miller's website:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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