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September 5, 2012, volume 3, number 1

To the William Paterson University Community


Welcome back! As I noted in my announcement to you on August 6th, I have authorized the search for  the next Provost and Senior Vice President of William Paterson University to commence immediately upon the return of the faculty in September.  I am pleased to announce the members of the Search Committee that will work with a search firm to be engaged within the next couple of weeks.  The position description for the Provost is attached herein.
I want to acknowledge the members of the Search Committee, recommended by deans and colleagues, who have agreed to serve and thank them for the work ahead.
Chair – Dr. Anne Ciliberti, Dean of the Cheng Library.
1.   Professor Alejandro Anreus – Chair, Department of Art.
2.   Professor Steve Betts – Professor of Business.
3.   Dr. Kim Daniel-Robinson – Director of First Year Experience.
4.   Professor Gerri Mongillo – Professor of Education.
5.   Professor Pradeep Patnaik – Professor of Biology.
6.   Professor John Parras – Professor of English.
7.   Devin Pendergast - Student, majoring in business and environmental science.
8.   Dr. Robert Seal  – Chief of Staff to the President and Board of Trustees.
9.   Professor Sue Tardi – Professor of Sociology.
10. Ms. Bernadette Tiernan – Executive Director, Center for Continuing and Professional Education.
I will ask Dr. Ciliberti to assure that the progress of the search is regularly communicated to the University community. At such time as the committee has recommended candidates for my consideration, there will be opportunities for the entire University community to interact with them and provide me with feedback.
The selection of a Provost is a vital decision for our campus. I look forward to a successful, collegial and timely search process. I appreciate the contributions of the search committee and the university community in this important undertaking.
Kathleen Waldron


Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

William Paterson University

Wayne, New Jersey


William Paterson University of New Jersey seeks an outstanding academic leader with a superior record of academic administration, scholarship and teaching excellence appropriate for a masters granting institution.  The successful candidate will have a dedicated commitment to building academic programs, recruiting and supporting faculty and promoting student achievement within a diverse community. William Paterson is a selective public institution in northern New Jersey serving 11,500 students and employing 400 full time faculty.  Located on 400 acres just 25 miles from New York City, the University is structured into five academic colleges – Arts and Communication; the Cotsakos College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; and the College of Science and Health.  The University is accredited by Middle States, has an AACSB Business College, an NCATE College of Education and many other nationally accredited programs.  The University launched its first doctoral program in nursing in 2012. The university places a high value on the quality of its undergraduate teaching and learning experiences with more than 250 programs and tracks.

Academic Affairs also includes the following support departments and divisions: Undergraduate Academic Support, Graduate Studies, The Cheng Library, Continuing and Professional Education, Teaching Excellence, Sponsored Research, International Education, and Institutional Research and Assessment. More than 600 faculty, managers, and professional staff serve the colleges, departments and divisions of academic affairs.

As chief academic officer of the University, the Provost reports directly to the President, is a member of the University’s Cabinet and acts on behalf of the President in her absence.  With new presidential leadership, the next Provost will have the opportunity to refine and extend an academic vision through developing new academic programs, implementing the new University Core Curriculum and implementing the new WP Strategic Plan 2012-2022.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; a progressive record of increasing academic leadership; a distinguished record of teaching, scholarly achievement, and professional accomplishments sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of full professor in an academic department.  The successful candidate will demonstrate: the ability to foster academic standards of excellence; strong communication and interpersonal skills; a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion; effectiveness in dealing with current challenges confronting higher education institutions in the 21st century; and success in academic administration leadership, including the development and implementation of academic policy, budgeting and program assessment.  The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and be supportive of a campus culture grounded in genuine collaboration, transparency and team-oriented leadership.

SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, including an excellent benefits package.

NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS: Application materials should include: a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience matches the position requirements and responsibilities, a curriculum vita, and the contact information for at least five professional references.  Official transcripts are required upon an offer of employment.  Applications will be accepted until a new Provost is selected.  The anticipated starting timeframe for the position is Spring 2013. Additional information about William Paterson University can be found at the following website: http://www.wpunj.edu/.

Address questions or send nominations to Dr. Robert Seal, Chief of Staff to the President and Board of Trustees, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470 or email ProvostSearch2012@wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. 

William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470     973-720-2222     president-mail@wpunj.edu