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Administrator & Management


Fort Myers, FL
ID: 18221

Florida SouthWestern State College is seeking candidates for the executive position of Provost. In consultation with the faculty and administrative staff, the Provost articulates and directs the academic vision of the College. As Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is responsible for the creation and implementation of academic programs that align with the strategic plan and mission of the College. The Provost has broad responsibilities for leadership in planning, development, and implementation of the College’s education programs and services. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for engaging faculty and staff in the College’s educational mission “…to inspire learning; prepare a diverse population for creative and responsible participation in a global society; and serve as a leader for intellectual, economic, and cultural awareness in the community.”

In addition to a pivotal role in guiding academic programs, the Provost provides leadership, vision, direction and strategic planning for the College’s comprehensive student affairs area.

The essential functions of the position include:

  • Actively participates as a member of the President’s executive team and assists the President and other senior managers in establishing and achieving institutional priorities and related objectives.
  • In collaboration with the Vice Provosts and School Deans, prepares the annual budgets for the respective divisions in line with the College’s strategic priorities.
  • In cooperation with academic and student affairs leadership teams, formulates and proposes policies, subject to Presidential and District Board of Trustee approval, concerning all facets of academic and student affairs. Ensures adherence to all state and/or federal requirements.
  • Ensures the College maintains an inclusive environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect within a diverse student body, faculty, staff and community.
  • Creates an environment that supports faculty and staff professional development.
  • Collaborates with appropriate College leadership and academic units to ensure successful accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and program level accrediting agencies. Ensures the activities of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs meet the requirements of the College’s accrediting and licensing agencies.
  • Works with the President and the School Deans to develop advisory boards to assist in identifying the educational needs of the College and the community. Works effectively with all constituencies of the College and the community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Ideal candidates will have:

  • An earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • An extensive record of progressively responsible experience in senior academic leadership roles at regionally accredited institutions of higher education to include supervision of faculty-led academic programs. Preference given to those candidates with experience at both Associate and Baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.
  • A significant record of full-time collegiate teaching experience, research and service commensurate with the attainment of senior academic rank in a higher education institution.


FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. As southwest Florida's largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education, FSW serves nearly 22,000 students annually with campuses in Fort Myers, Naples and Punta Gorda, and a regional center in LaBelle. FSW is home to the iconic Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Rauschenberg Gallery and the state-of-the-art Suncoast Credit Union Arena.


Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2019.  For more information and to apply, please visit FSW’s website at


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.


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