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John A. Logan College is a comprehensive community college located in Carterville, Illinois, in Southern Illinois. The college, nationally recognized for outstanding faculty, staff, programs, and facilities, serves the Illinois Community College District #530.  The college serves a diverse region of communities within the college’s district.  The population of the district is approximately 140,001. The Provost of John A. Logan College is expected to be a leader in the larger southern Illinois region.

John A. Logan College embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, offering activities and programs to enhance the personal and professional development of faculty, staff, and students.  The College welcomes candidates who are committed to JALC’s mission to enrich lives through learning and community engagement.

Function of Position:

As a member of the executive leadership team, reporting directly to the College President, the Provost serves as the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer at JALC.  The Provost works collaboratively with the president and the executive leadership team to champion robust, cohesive, and holistic institutional approaches to student success, bolstered by academic and organizational excellence.  In support of the College’s mission, vision, and core values, the Provost brings dynamic, strategic, and equity-focused leadership to develop and ensure the rigor and relevance of instructional programs and services; facilitate continued development of innovative teaching practices; enhance and advance student success; ensure open access to higher education; and enrich the campus life experience for students and employees; chair the HLC accreditation task force; values the potential for and attainment of excellence in all aspects of the collegiate experience; and embodies openness, inclusion, and teamwork in a unionized environment, modeling the same for others. 

JALC Expectations:

  • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct
  • Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment
  • Maintains and advances technological competencies utilized by the College
  • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Commits to professional growth, which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a mixture of experience in both academic and student affairs with the enthusiasm, stamina, and collaborative spirit to lead the combined division forward.  The ideal candidate will also have a deep understanding of teaching, curriculum, and program development/design.  We are seeking an exceptional listener and communicator, who has a demonstrated history of successfully setting and achieving clear and measurable goals.  Candidates must have a record of progressive administrative experience in higher education at the dean or equivalent administrative level.  The new Provost will have a history of hiring, developing, and retaining talent with diverse skills and perspectives, resulting in cohesive and high-functioning teams with measurable successes.  A doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university is required, along with five years of successful administrative experience.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following items to

  • A letter of interest stating how your experience and qualifications connect with JALC’s mission, required characteristics, and priorities expressed in the vacancy.
  • CV/Resume
  • A copy of all transcripts

Deadline for consideration is Friday, January 6, 2023, at the end of the business day.  The review of candidates will begin on January 16, 2023, and first-round interviews will commence thereafter.

*Please Note:  All semi-finalists will be required to submit an official college application.

The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 – $135,000.

John A. Logan College is an affirmative action institution and is committed to equal opportunity for all. Women, minorities, and those with a commitment to diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.