UnityPoint Health

  • Provost

    Requisition ID
    Leadership - Non-Nursing
    1950 Heath St
    2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
    Academic & Alumni Affairs
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    1st Shift
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    Allen College and St. Luke’s College invite nominations and applications for a full-time Provost. The candidate selected as Allen College’s and St. Luke’s College’s next Provost will assume the role in July 2019.

    Allen College is a specialized college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering nationally-accredited programs of study in nursing and health sciences education to more than 600 students. St. Luke's College is also a specialized college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, offering nationally-accredited programs of study in nursing and health sciences education serving nearly 300 students. Allen College and St. Luke’s College are part of the UnityPoint Health system. UnityPoint Health (UPH) has 30,000 employees and more than 900 doctors and specialists, working in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. UPH also sponsors four colleges, including Allen College and St. Luke’s College.

    The Provost reports to the Chief Executive Officer of each institution and is delegated necessary authority and responsibility to execute the policies of both Colleges to guide the academic divisions for each institution. The Provost also works closely with the executive leadership teams of both institutions to provide oversight to the day-to-day operations.

    Candidates must have (1) A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing or other health-related discipline and an earned academic doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education and (2) have a record of success working in an academic leadership role (leadership experience at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution offering nursing and/or health sciences programs is strongly preferred). Preference may be given to applicants who have administrative experience at a UnityPoint Health College or hospital-affiliated college.

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be requested during the interview process.

    In compliance with the Clery Act, Allen College publishes an Annual Security report containing three previous years of crime statistics, institutional policies concerning campus safety, and a fire safety report. The report is available on the Allen College website at http://www.allencollege.edu/filesimages/Current%20Students/Allen-College-2018-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. A paper copy is available upon request.


    The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of Allen and St. Luke’s Colleges responsibilities include but are not limited to the list below. Central to performing these duties is the CAO’s commitment to fulfilling and advancing the mission of each institution and optimizing the student experience.

    1. Coordinates and facilitates all educational programs of the Colleges.
    2. Leads the planning and implementation of educationally sound goals for the Colleges.
    3. Advances overall curriculum revisions that meet the needs of the Colleges within a changing healthcare system.
    4. Coordinates the Colleges’ regional accreditation efforts as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and assists the academic deans with programmatic accreditation.
    5. Prepares, recommends, and administers the academic affairs budget of the Colleges.
    6. Participates in the recruitment of faculty and their appointment, reappointment, promotion, and assignment.
    7. Fosters excellence in teaching, research, practice and community service endeavors.
    8. Promotes efforts to obtain external support for academic programs.
    9. Participates in faculty governance.
    10. Collaborates with the Colleges’ leadership teams on institutional decision-making.
    11. Serves as liaison between the Colleges, its sister corporations, and the community.  
    12. Serves as an ex-officio member of multiple committees as delineated by the Faculty Bylaws of each College and other organizational needs.
    13. Assists the Chief Executive Officers with the continuous quality improvement efforts of the Colleges.
    14. Maintains existing educational partnerships and seeks appropriate partners to advance the mission of each institution.
    15. Promotes cooperative relationships between the Colleges and clinical agencies.
    16. Promotes good relationships with professional groups and approval and accrediting agencies.
    17. Participates in official college functions (e.g., commencement, orientation, honors events, etc.)
    18. Coordinates and oversees program and institutional evaluation.
    19. Serves as the primary contact person for the state reciprocity agreement (SARA)
    20. Administratively directs the development of new academic programs.
    21. Contributes to ensuring the Colleges are in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, including ADA.
    22. Makes recommendations on all personnel matters involving faculty and staff and responds to student requests and petitions as appropriate.
    23. Demonstrates a commitment to UnityPoint Health’s FOCUS values.
    24. Works within the daily mental and physical stresses of the job which include but not limited to: meeting deadlines, attending meetings, travel between campuses, and working with the public, students, faculty and staff.
    25. Completes other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officers.
    26. Participates in fundraising and grant-writing activities as requested by the Chief Executive Officers.

    Additional campus specific duties and responsibilities may be added as the position evolves.


    1.  A baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing or other health-related discipline and an earned academic doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.

    2.  A minimum of five years of teaching experience in higher education.

    3.  A minimum of three years’ experience as a Dean or associate Dean in a health-related school or college with significant health professions programming.

    4.  A record of teaching, scholarship and professional and community service involvement that qualifies successful candidate for appointment at rank of associate or full professor.

    5.  Excellent communication, both written and oral, needed to represent the Colleges effectively before multiple audiences.

    6.  Strong organizational skills and ability to handle large volumes of work with accuracy and attention to detail, manage multiple priorities and to function effectively with interruptions.

    7.  Commitment to the mission and goals of the colleges and to UnityPoint Health’s FOCUS values.

    8.  Must be able to effectively work within the daily mental and physical stresses of the job.

    9.  Ability to travel and perform duties from a distance.



    1.  Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse or other health-related discipline in the State of Iowa.

    2.  Experience serving as a peer-reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission or other regional or programmatic accreditation organization.

    3.  Demonstrated success in fundraising.

    4.  Academic doctorate preferred (e.g., PhD or EdD); considerations may be made to candidates who possess a clinical doctorate (e.g., DNP, DPT, etc.) and demonstrated administrative experience in higher education.


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