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Widener University seeks a creative, innovative, and collegial leader to serve as Provost of this leading metropolitan university just outside Philadelphia. As a key member of the president’s four-person leadership team, the Provost will have the opportunity to oversee academic and student affairs across three campuses in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Provost will also lead and advocate for Widener’s approximately 280 full-time instructional faculty and a staff of 204, and oversee a budget of approximately $74.3 million.

Widener’s commitment to academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement is reflected in its diverse array of academic programs, which range from the arts and sciences to law, nursing, engineering, business, education, physical therapy, social work, and beyond. The historic core of the university is the traditional undergraduate student population based on the main campus near Philadelphia. Widener has built upon this foundation a robust collection of master’s and doctoral programs—both in person and online—which address the needs of the region while also reflecting the mission of the university.

The Provost will play a leading role in facilitating the continued evolution of Widener as a vibrant and thriving university delivering high-quality academic programs across a diverse range of fields and platforms.


To nominate a candidate, email the search firm at WidenerProvost@storbecksearch.com.