Office of the Provost

Associate Provost for Assessment, Scholarship and Professional Development Programs

[posted November 2014]

Butler University is accepting applications for the position of Associate Provost for Assessment, Scholarship, and Professional Development Programs.

The Associate Provost will report to the Provost and will sit on the Provost's Advisory Council. Direct reports include the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Director of the Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship, the Faculty Fellows for Faculty Development, the Chair of the Staff Development committee and an administrative assistant.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Providing strategic and operational leadership for academic and administrative assessment, accreditation, and institutional reporting activities;
  • Ensuring effective collaborations with faculty and staff in developing and carrying out meaningful assessment activities that evaluate student learning, document institutional impact on student success, and promote continuous improvement;
  • Serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission and lead all campus efforts related to Reaffirmation of Accreditation, including assessment policy and planning, monitoring and reporting, and submissions for approval of new degrees and certificates;
  • Supporting the scholarly mission of Butler University by promoting and facilitating research and creative activities, including sponsored programs administration and research compliance;
  • Creating an environment that supports development for faculty and academic staff to promote continuous learning for Butler employees that dovetails with university priorities;
  • Overseeing the faculty development program, including new faculty orientation, fall faculty workshop, and ongoing faculty development activities;
  • Providing administrative oversight for the academic staff development program;
  • Representing the Provost's Office and/or Academic Affairs on various committees and workgroups, as assigned;
  • Representing Butler University to internal and external constituencies with enthusiasm, professionalism and eloquence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A terminal degree
  • Faculty status at the associate or professorial rank
  • Significant experience in academic leadership, preferably at the department chair level or above
  • Leadership skills to support the work of and foster collaboration among a diverse population of faculty and academic staff colleagues
  • Demonstrated understanding of current assessment practices, including institutional accreditation policies, procedures and processes
  • Experience in the development of, and support for, academic professional development
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decisionmaking
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to share assessment, scholarship, and professional development knowledge in an articulate and compelling way to a variety of audiences

Full Position Description and Application Process

Butler University Search Committee

  • Stacy O'Reilly (Chair) (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Claire Aigotti (President's Office)
  • Roberto Curci (College of Business)
  • Kelli Esteves (College of Education)
  • Todd Hrubey (College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
  • Michelle Jarvis (Jordan College of the Arts)
  • Terri Jett (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Jessica Moore (College of Communication)
  • Josh Petrusa (Library)

Butler University faculty are encouraged to identify candidates who might be appropriate for this opportunity. Please submit recommendations by email to

Questions can be directed to Monica Strigari,


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body, faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.