Westmont Seeks New Provost

Westmont has launched a national search for a provost to oversee the college’s educational program. The search committee, chaired by President Gayle D. Beebe, is seeking a chief academic officer who will ensure a vibrant partnership between the college’s curricular and co-curricular programs.

As the second highest-ranking senior administrator at the college, the provost serves as a member of the Westmont Executive Team. The provost, who is also dean of faculty, has the primary responsibility for the academic program.

“The provost must embody and articulate the character of the college as stated in our mission statement and lived out within our community,” Beebe says. “This individual must be animated by an authentic and vital personal Christian faith and an excitement about the quest for truth pursued through a traditional liberal arts curriculum.”

The successful candidate will be a mature Christian who:

  • Embraces Westmont’s mission statement;
  • Affirms joyfully and in full Westmont’s Statement of Faith;
  • Affirms fully in word and deed Westmont’s Community Life Statement;
  • Models a passion for the unity and diversity of the body of Christ as expressed in Westmont’s Biblical and Theological Foundations of Diversity statement; and
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of and commitment to the classical liberal arts.
  • Has a minimum of five years of academic leadership experience in a provost, associate provost, dean, department chair or other significant leadership role in higher education.

Interested applicants with a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree may submit applications by March 15, 2021, on the Westmont website using the Westmont College Staff Online Application Form.

For more information about the opening, see the full announcement.