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Associate/Assistant Dean or Director
Aurora University
Executive Director of the Wackerlin Center  
  Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Aurora University seeks the next Executive Director for the Wacklerin Center for Faith & Action (, which is the campus’ heart for service learning opportunities, leadership development programming, and campus ministry. The mission of the center is to support and cultivate a student’s journey of discovering their vocation through serving, leading, and believing.

Founded two decades ago, the Center serves as a connecting point to a variety of volunteer opportunities in the surrounding community, as well as offers numerous leadership development opportunities for "hands-on" learning experiences that combine service, volunteerism, and personal reflection. Students of all faiths and none are equally welcomed in the common quest for meaning and purpose.The Center houses Aurora University’s campus ministry programming and builds on the university’s faith-based roots while reflecting today’s diverse student body.

The Executive Director of the Wacklerin Center is responsible for the carrying out the center’s mission and will be student centered and possess a calling to serve in this unique, important capacity.

The next executive director will be a creative thinker—someone who both generates new ideas and who naturally seeks opportunities to integrate the efforts of the Wackerlin Center with those of the broader community (and vice versa). Perhaps most importantly, the executive director will be a connector: creating a nurturing, student centered space and building relationships across campus. They will connect conceptually, weaving the work of the Wackerlin Center into the student experience and the life of the University. They will connect with the wider community, seeking opportunities for mutual benefit and student learning. The successful candidate will draw in others with a genuine enthusiasm for this work and a servant’s heart.

Please review the position profile: Nominations, applications and expressions of interest should be sent to

This position is opened until filled. Review of applications will begin in early May and materials received by May 10, 2021 will be given full consideration.

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Scott Flanagan, a Senior Consultant with Academic Search, at or Disa Mason, Consultant at

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Resources
Aurora University
Aurora IL

Georgia State University
Assistant Dean, Administration and Finance  
  Posted Friday, March 19, 2021

The College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) comprises 22 departments and institutes, about 15 research centers, and educates 15,000 majors and graduate students while providing the core curriculum for more than 32,000 students on the university’s Atlanta campus. COAS has a state budget of about $81M, obtains over $40M in federal research awards annually, and is active in fundraising and corporate and foundation funding efforts. The Assistant Dean is a key thought-leader with the Dean on all aspects of budget and forecasting within the college.

The position is also responsible for communicating with counterparts across the university’s colleges and senior administration, serving as a leader and key contact for all budget and finance issues. Within COAS, this position has supervisory responsibility for all non-academic units in the college. The Assistant Dean must be accessible, responsive, responsible, and service-oriented. The individual must be an excellent communicator and problem solver. As a leader, the Assistant Dean must demonstrate an ability to interact effectively with people at all levels in the organization, college, and university.

The scope of responsibility will include these specific duties but is not limited to the following,

Financial  Leadership. The Assistant Dean is charged to help create a sustainable business model that enables the college to continue innovating and successfully managing and growing its budget. The Assistant Dean:

  • Develops sophisticated financial and performance management tools and workflow policies and processes that enable excellent decision-making and planning;
  • Provides leadership that brings innovative and creative solutions for major business processes that impact the performance of the college’s programs;
  • Monitors the financial performance of the college’s programs by measuring and analyzing results, initiates corrective actions as necessary, working to minimize the impact of discrepancies as they arise;
  • Develops financial business plans that support the attainment of the college’s strategic goals by forecasting capital, facilities, and staffing requirements, identifying monetary resources, and developing action plans; and
  • Creates a high-performance service culture within the financial and operations functions, ensuring that all stakeholders view centralized services as responsive and value-added; coordinates with leadership and staff across the college to ensure good budgetary decision-making and communication.

Accounting and Administration. The Assistant Dean oversees all budget and accounting systems and prepares the annual operating budget for the college. To do so, the Assistant Dean

  • Supervises the College Finance Officer and the College Financial Planning & Analysis Officer, ensuring accurate and responsible budgeting, budget forecasting, accurate audit, and financial analysis.
  • Maintains a sound financial environment and good business practices;
  • Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, University System of Georgia, and Georgia State  University financial policies and procedures.
  • Engages, facilitates, and collaborates with Internal Audit and Control and other financial control units in audits, investigations, and other financial control projects.
  •   Works closely with the Dean to develop and coordinate the college’s annual academic and operating budget planning process; Periodically documents and reports on the financial status by developing forecasts and analyzing variances for the college’s state, market-based, and foundation budgets.

College Administration

  • Supervises, in addition to the above, the College Business Services Officer, ensuring compliance with all college, university, and USG policies in procurement, reimbursements, and financial expenditures approvals.
  • Facilities Management and Space Planning. Coordinates space planning with the Dean and the other Dean’s Academic Team members responsible for overseeing degree and non-degree programs; oversees building and facility maintenance, capital improvement, and renovations and responsible for emergency preparedness and response and safety and security.
  • Human Resources. Supervises the College Administrative Officer who presides over personnel programs, performance reviews, progressive discipline programs, salary administration, reclassifications and promotions, and payroll; works with college administrative officer to oversee excellent Information Technology Services, ensuring support for the information technology resources and support programs that faculty and staff require to carry out the mission of the college, and overseeing property and equipment inventory control.

Qualifications - Bachelor's degree in Business or Finance and seven years of related experience.  Master's degree of Business Administration or Master of Science in a related field is preferred.

To submit your candidacy to this posting please click the following link


Steven Hill
Georgia State University

Loyola University New Orleans
Director of the School of Communication and Design  
  Posted Thursday, March 11, 2021

Loyola University New Orleans seeks an innovative and visionary individual committed to promoting and fostering excellence in teaching, research, professional practice and service as its next Director of the School of Communication and Design.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic University that educates diverse leaders dedicated to academic excellence, social justice, compassion and service. Consistent with the University’s mission, Loyola welcomes candidates who demonstrate strong commitments to fostering inclusion and equity in a culturally diverse environment. Under the transformational leadership of President Tania Tetlow, Loyola New Orleans is enjoying a revitalized sense of forward momentum through academic partnerships and community impact.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Music and Media, Kern Maass, the Director of the School of Communication and Design will inspire a sense of optimism and opportunity in expanding the positive reputation and size of the School. Further, the Director will cultivate a strong sense of community that is closely tied to and extends the commitment to Ignatian values and inclusive excellence. At its core, the School encourages strong relationships between faculty and students that provide students with the resources and mentorship necessary to be leaders in their fields.

The Director will be charged with working closely with the faculty to develop a compelling and innovative vision for the future of the School of Communication and Design to assure it continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness. The Director provides strategic vision and operational leadership for the academic and co-curricular programs that creates an environment that supports the School's faculty, students, staff and community partners while promoting excellence in teaching and learning. The Director will have the credentials and experience to teach in the program, although the exact teaching load is negotiated with the Dean depending on the needs of the program and the School. The Director has responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the School, overseeing budgets and setting an ambitious agenda for fundraising.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow entrepreneurial networks, enhance interactions across programs and departments, and take calculated risks that enhance the already strong national reputation of the School of Communication and Design. The School offers exceptional programs in: Design, Digital Filmmaking, Mass Communication–Journalism, and Mass Communication–Strategic Communication.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Loyola University New Orleans in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 23, 2021.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Lisa Meyer

Loyola University New Orleans does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin in its educational programs or activities, including employment and admissions. At the same time, Loyola cherishes its right to seek and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its religious character, goals, and mission in order to enhance the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.


Sheila Murphy
Oak Brook IL

Eastern Kentucky University
Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences  
  Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) seeks a dynamic, vibrant and visionary leader who will play a central role in shaping the success, growth and future as its next Dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS). The dean will provide innovative, collaborative, and flexible leadership for CLASS, including the delivery, assessment, and review of all programs and courses; supervision of all division faculty and staff, budget management; and administering College policies and procedures.

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is the largest college at EKU and provides education in the arts, philosophy, literature, languages, and social sciences—culturally relevant fields that privilege communication and flexibility so that students are prepared to succeed in twenty-first century careers. The dean will report directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The dean oversees and collaborates with the associate dean, department chairs and the faculty to plan, research, build, implement, and sustain new and existing programs.

A complete Leadership Profile may be found at: For further information about the position and the Eastern Kentucky University College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences:

To receive full consideration, nominations and application materials should be submitted not later than the target date of May 7, 2021.

Application materials must include: 1) a letter of interest, which responds directly to the position qualifications, Strategic Priorities as listed in the Leadership Profile, and includes your leadership philosophy statement 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references (indicate your professional relationship with each). Please include your personal email and cell phone number. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution.


Human Resources
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond KY

Athabasca University
Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  
  Posted Thursday, March 18, 2021

Athabasca University (AU), Canada's only open and online university, is a public, board-governed university operating as a Comprehensive Academic and Research University (CARU). For over 50 years, AU has been dedicated to removing the educational, geographical, financial, social and cultural barriers that often limit access to post-secondary achievement. In doing so, AU provides access to university-level study to a broad range of learners, transforming lives and enriching families and communities by increasing the equality of educational opportunity for learners worldwide.

As a CARU, AU is home to several Canada Research Chairs and Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chairs. The university also hosts a UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources, one of only two in the world, as well as the Commonwealth of Learning Chair holder in Emerging Technologies in Open and Distance Learning. Further to its research expertise, AU has a long-standing practice of working collaboratively with other Canadian and international post-secondary institutions and learning industries and, in 2006, became the first Canadian public university to be accredited in the United States through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  To learn more about AU, please visit:

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) offers a broad range of high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs and courses.  The largest Faculty at AU, the FHSS is comprised of four centres as well as is the home of the University’s Writer in Residence, an innovative and unique virtual residency which provides mentorship to emerging writers and builds communities of writers across Canada and around the world.  Research in the FHSS is wide-ranging, covering areas from community transformation and consumerism to digital communications and virtual worlds.  Please visit to learn more about this diverse and dynamic Faculty.

As the Faculty’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice President Academic for providing strategic, academic and administrative leadership for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  A key member of the executive and academic leadership team, the Dean will have responsibility for developing the strategies, programs, services and supports to enhance AU’s diverse range of humanities and social sciences disciplines programming; to improve student learning outcomes; to support a vibrant culture of research in the Faculty; and to collaborate with leaders across the organization to advance strategic priorities for the University.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster excellence in teaching and research.  The new Dean will possess considerable administrative experience, as well as a record of teaching and research accomplishment consistent to the rank of associate or full professor. A demonstrated ability to fairly balance the demands of a multi-disciplinary Faculty and to capitalize on opportunities for collaboration within the Faculty and across the University is critical for success in the role.

Athabasca University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally unrepresented in universities. AU is committed to employment equity, encouraging applications from women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a leadership role at Canada’s foremost open and online university. To learn more, please contact The Geldart Group at 587.534.2220. To apply, please share a letter of introduction, an up-to-date CV and the names of three referees, in confidence, to


Maureen Geldart
Athabasca University
3335 Cypress Place
Unit 403
West Vancouver BC V7S 3J8
Phone: 6049265660

University of South Carolina Upstate
Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science  
  Posted Friday, June 19, 2020

The University of South Carolina Upstate is seeking a visionary, innovative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The candidate should possess a record of academic administrative and teaching excellence, multi-disciplinary collaboration, and inclusive decision-making. The ideal candidate must successfully engage and work well with various stakeholders – faculty, staff, students, fellow administrators, and community members – in building a vision for the College that emphasizes academic excellence. The College currently has 11 majors, 29 minors, and 1 certificate program.

Key duties include:

•Recruiting, developing, and managing an outstanding faculty;

•Identifying and building academic programs for 21st century undergraduate and graduate students;

•Identifying and crafting strategies for student recruitment and retention;

•Identifying and cultivating community engagement opportunities;

•Managing the College’s social media presence;

•Overseeing the development of all academic programs within the College;

•Creating an inclusive, team-oriented environment among faculty and staff;

•Managing a large budget.

The ideal candidate must be demonstrate experience as both a team member and team leader, should understand the importance of both budget and personnel management, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, promote and encourage critical thinking, be able to attract external funding, create and strengthen ties with the community, and possess strong communication skills.

The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC, is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system, and is among the fastest growing universities in the state. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No.1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has also been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, student and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance to the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body, many of whom are first-generation students. We are an EOE/AA employer and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for the faculty, staff, and administrators. We week a leader committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity at USC Upstate. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Education and Experience: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution, a clear record of distinguished teaching and scholarship, and qualify as a full professor in one of the College’s disciplines. In addition, candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above, as well as a proven record of faculty supervision. A successful background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a combined five years of experience at the Department or Division Head, or Center Director level or above.

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Submissions must be complete for consideration. For a complete job description and to apply, go to: 

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.


Dr. Chris Bender, Chair, Search Committee
USC Upstate
Spartanburg SC
Phone: (864) 503-5755

Institution President
Western University of Health Sciences
  Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) and its Board of Trustees seek a visionary, transparent, unifying and experienced leader to serve as its next president.

WesternU is a non-profit private university with its main campus in Pomona, California, and a second campus in Lebanon, Oregon. Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences' mission is to produce, in a humanistic tradition, health care professionals and biomedical knowledge that will enhance and extend the quality of life in our communities.

WesternU is the largest graduate health professions university in the nation, employing over 1,100 dedicated faculty and staff with enrollment of over 3,800 students in 21 degree programs across nine colleges, including: Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (two), College of Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Graduate Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine, Optometry, Podiatric Medicine, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. In addition to its anchor osteopathic medicine program in California, the University also operates a second osteopathic medical campus in the Pacific Northwest, in Lebanon, Oregon. This campus, known as COMP-Northwest, welcomed its inaugural class of 107 osteopathic medical students in July 2011, and has grown to more than 400 per class. Occupational therapy and physical therapy are among the newer programs on the Lebanon campus. In addition to possessing program-specific certifications, WesternU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, WesternU's next president should be a visionary leader with demonstrated success balancing a shared governance style of leadership. The president should bring a business-focused and academic perspective to respond to market demands, opportunities, and the future healthcare needs of the region and beyond. The incoming president should be knowledgeable and skillful in developing a shared vision and strategic plan for the institution's future; should embody a collaborative, collegial spirit, capturing the ethos of the campus; should identify new revenue streams and demonstrate fiscal prudence as it relates to WesternU's financial health and sustainability; and should support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives that reflect the institution's commitment to anti-racism, social justice, cultural sensitivity, free speech and other values that promote a welcoming and inclusive organizational environment. The president will aim to build the University’s external relationships, reputation and influence in the community. The president will also have a unique opportunity to evaluate the current organizational structure and support the development and enhancement of a high performing, collaborative leadership team that puts the interests and needs of the University above all else.

WesternU's next president should be an experienced organizational leader with the relationship-building skills needed to navigate across multiple external and internal constituents to advance the mission and objectives of the University. The president should bring a high-level of energy, passion and commitment to academic health professions and interprofessional education. The president should be an advocate for and support the implementation of programs and activities that advance inclusiveness across the institution. Furthermore, the incoming president should be an entrepreneurial and innovative leader with experience in fundraising from donors, alumni, foundations and industry partners that advance the vision, mission and overall strategy of the institution. For more information, please visit,

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. Application materials should be submitted by May 18, 2021 using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to consultants Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Deborah (Dee) Wing, M.D., M.B.A. and Molly Gauss at

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Statement

The variety of unique identities, perspectives, beliefs, experiences, and talent our employees pour into WesternU comprises our culture, our reputation and is the most valuable asset we have. WesternU is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, other non-merit factor, or status otherwise protected by law.


Zachary Smith, Deborah (Dee) Wing, & Molly Gauss
Oak Brook IL

Other Jobs
Western University of Health Sciences
Assist. VP for Alumni Engagement and Development  
  Posted Friday, March 26, 2021

After relatively humble beginnings as a young men's preparatory school, then a normal college, and then as Methodist-affiliated Trinity College, the renamed Duke University grew in size and stature to become one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world. Trinity College lives on as the undergraduate college within Duke, and the university is seeking its next Assistant Vice President to lead development efforts for Trinity and Duke's Graduate School.

The Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Development (AVP) leads all alumni and donor engagement efforts for these two high-profile units. The AVP reports to the Senior Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement and Development and serves as a member of his/her engagement and development team. Working with Dean Valerie Ashby, the AVP will provide strategic input and direction related to resourcing the academic priorities of the three Trinity divisions of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences as well as Undergraduate Education. Working with Dean Paula McClain, the AVP will also lead the resourcing efforts for The Graduate School, which oversees all PhD programs on Duke's campus as well as many master's programs.

The next AVP will join the team at a critical time. Duke's most recent comprehensive campaign, Duke Forward, raised a record $3.85 billion and concluded in 2017. Duke is now in the silent phase of its next ambitious campaign, and the AVP will work with the two partner deans to develop campaign priorities for this effort, especially those focused on the sciences. A science initiative will be central to the comprehensive campaign and will span the university with interdisciplinary projects.

In addition, the AVP will continue to refine the model created by the Trinity College team a decade ago, which is now fully staffed. In this model, the team serves as translators and advocates on behalf of a portfolio of departments and works in partnership with Duke Alumni Engagement and Development colleagues in the facilitation of gift conversations and compelling development opportunities. This model has led to extraordinary success, and with staffing in place has the chance to create a new paradigm in fundraising for elite institutions. The AVP will also be asked to lead in a variety of areas:

  • Serve as the chief advancement advocate for Trinity College and The Graduate School
  • Continue to develop relationships internally and externally that advance the vision of both entities
  • Facilitate, and initiate where appropriate, gift conversations in partnership with Duke Alumni Engagement and Development
  • Coordinate Trinity College and Graduate School participation in gift conversations
  • Develop the overall plan for Trinity College and the Duke Graduate School as part of Duke's upcoming comprehensive campaign
  • Lead and manage an advancement team unique in higher education
  • Oversight and management of the boards of visitors for both Trinity College and The Graduate School

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available at

WittKieffer is assisting Duke in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Mercedes Chacón Vance and Greg Duyck   

Duke University is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, Duke actively values diversity in the workplace, and sees to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Mercedes Chacón Vance and Greg Duyck
Duke University
Durham NC

Maryland Institute College of Art
Vice President for People, Belonging & Culture  
  Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation, invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for People, Belonging & Culture (VPPB&C). This is a compelling opportunity for an accomplished and transformational leader to drive change at an institution known as a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional arts and designers.

Founded in 1826, and located in Baltimore, Maryland, MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design, and to expanding their own vision, perspective, and impact pathway through rigorous teaching, learning, and social engagement. The innovative curriculum, well-equipped campus and world-class faculty have a single purpose: provide the education, experiences and resources needed to prepare artists and designers who will lead in the 21st century.

The Vice President for People, Belonging & Culture is thane principal steward of the human capital at MICA, providing institutional leadership and service to establish MICA as an employer of choice and helping to enable the achievement of the institution’s strategic goals. As the chief people officer and strategist, the VPPB&C drives the implementation of policies, practices and key initiatives to further MICA’s goal of being a progressive, anti-racist campus.

Reporting directly to the President, and alongside others on the executive team, the VPPB&C will serve as the subject matter expert for the full suite of human capital functions to include, but not limited to, staffing and training; campus talent management, including recruitment, learning & development and compensation; policy development and compliance; employee relations and engagement; community care, including wellness, safety and ADA accommodations; labor relations; HR information systems and analytics; and total rewards – delivering on the basic promise of consistent excellence and service in all areas of the People, Belonging & Culture practice.

The successful candidate will possess experience leading high-performing teams through organizational change within a complex enterprise, have a strong understanding of the academic mission and context, and possess exceptional communication and empathetic leadership skills. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, and deep, progressive and significant experience across all elements of human resources including substantive, transformative and executive-level leadership. Candidates with an advanced or degree in business, law, labor relations, human resources management, or a related field are preferred.

Additional information about MICA may be found at:

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 7, 2021.

Candidates should provide, as two separate attachments, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile (found at using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to MICA's consultants, Charlene Aguilar and Sarah Miller, at

Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.


Charlene Aquilar, Consultant
Maryland Institute College of Art

Medaille College
Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, March 08, 2021

Medaille College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). With locations in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, Medaille is an independent, liberal arts-based four-year college that serves the higher education needs of Western and Central New York, USA and Southern Ontario, Canada.

Founded in 1875, Medaille embraces the mission to serve diverse learners: first-generation students, working students, and adults returning to the classroom. There is a deep commitment to the community and a belief that student achievement is higher when classroom learning is supported by external experiential learning. Well known for flexible delivery systems, the College offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through day, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online programs to more than 1,000 traditional undergraduate and 1,000 adult and graduate students. Medaille has a variety of niche academic programs that set it apart, including the Veterinary Technology program, a robust suite of mental health degree programs, and the highly sought-after MBA with a concentration in Project Management.

Reporting to the President, the VPAA is the Chief Academic Officer and serves as the second officer of the College. The VPAA is responsible for strategic leadership, effective management and community building in academic affairs. The successful leader will be both visionary and pragmatic, a forward-looking creative thinker and change agent who builds a vision and a plan that pursues the aspirations of the College and is grounded in the reality of these times.

The College seeks a VPAA with a unique blend of leadership skills and experiences including a passion for serving students across multiple dimensions of diversity, a focus on student achievement through high quality learning experiences, and a collaborative leadership style that brings people together in pursuit of Medaille’s mission.

A full description can be found in the position profile:

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Scott Flanagan, a Senior Consultant with Academic Search, at

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Review of applications will begin on April 5th, 2021, and those received by April 19 are assured full consideration.

Medaille College invites applications from all qualified applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and we support faculty development within a collegial team atmosphere.


Human Resources
Medaille College

Provost/Vice President
Bryant & Stratton College
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief  
  Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Bryant & Stratton College ( invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (CAO). With 19 locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin and a strong online presence, BSC has been helping working adults continue their education to advance their careers for over 165 years. The CAO will work in the BSC system office in Western New York and is expected to begin the position during summer 2021.

Bryant & Stratton College is a pioneer in post-secondary career education along with an innovator in the associate degree level online learning arena. The College initiated virtual courses in 1999. As the Online Learning division grew, an opportunity to offer blended learning became apparent. Driven by student need for flexibility and a global economy, the College developed a model designed to offer courses in a blended format: 51% of course content in a face-to-face classroom setting and 49% virtually. The model offered the best of both modalities with vibrant high impact virtual content coupled with engaging, “live” interactions in group settings.

Building on this success, the College is poised for an exciting future with strategic and creative endeavors that will not only meet students where they are at but also integrate new and emerging ways to prepare students for the evolving world of work. The next Chief Academic Officer will be a champion of such innovation.

Additionally, as the academic leader of the college, the CAO is responsible for all instructional planning, promoting the development of innovative instructional programs to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population; and developing new programs within the guidelines of program accrediting bodies and Middle States regional accreditation.

Position profile:

Confidential discussions:

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Review of applications will begin in early May, and those received by May 10, 2021 are assured full consideration.

Bryant & Stratton College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Resources
Bryant & Stratton College

Aurora University
Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, April 05, 2021

Aurora University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1893, the University currently operates two campuses, Aurora University ( in Aurora, Illinois and the George Williams College campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, as well as multiple off-campus sites and a significant online division.

Aurora is well known for its student-centered approach to helping students of all backgrounds reach their dreams. Aurora’s innovative spirit, responsiveness to emerging trends, and financial stewardship have positioned the University for continued success. This is not an institution that is satisfied with the status quo, and AU seeks an individual who will be tireless and creative in their pursuit of the University’s mission.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer and will report directly to President Rebecca Sherrick. The next VPAA will arrive at an exciting time, as the University continues to invest in its strategic plan to enhance the vibrant learning environment across all delivery options and maintain their student-centered approach for a diverse student body.

Candidates for the VPAA position should have experience leading the development of entrepreneurial programs and initiatives and a successful history of relating to diverse individuals and stakeholders. As advocates for student engagement, they should also be comfortable with a wide range of teaching and learning modalities. The full list of preferred attributes, the leadership agenda and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile:

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Scott Flanagan, a Senior Consultant with Academic Search, at or Disa Mason, Consultant at

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Applications should consist of a detailed letter of interest that describes the candidate’s interest and alignment with the agenda for leadership, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with current contact information. References will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate. Review of applications will begin on April 30th, 2021, and those received by May 17 are assured full consideration.

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Resources
Aurora University

Washington University in St. Louis
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity  
  Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Washington University in St. Louis seeks an exceptional academic leader, scholar and administrator to serve as vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity. Serving directly under Provost Beverly Wendland, the vice provost will be a critical addition to the university’s senior leadership team and play a key role in WashU’s forthcoming strategic planning process.

The vice provost will champion Washington University’s commitment to faculty diversity and development, collaborating with stakeholders across the institution to cultivate and inspire an even stronger climate of diversity and inclusive excellence.

The vice provost will provide central stewardship and accountability for faculty diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, strengthen leadership development, promote interdisciplinary collaboration and research, and further enhance academic excellence.

WashU offers student-centered undergraduate educational excellence within a world-class, research-intensive university. Faculty across seven schools educate and prepare approximately 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students across more than 300 degree programs.

The university has a strong arts and sciences core, innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs, a thriving academic medical enterprise, and a rich collection of professional schools spanning architecture and the arts, business, engineering, law and social work.

The ideal candidate will have had substantial administrative and program-building experience and a record of leadership mobilizing stakeholders to advance diversity, equity and inclusion. A record of scholarship and credentials commensurate with a professorial appointment with tenure is required. To learn more, read this comprehensive leadership profile.

WittKieffer is assisting Washington University in this search. Applications will be considered until the appointment is made. Candidate materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang, Charlene Aguilar and Bree Liddell at

Washington University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Philip Tang
Washington University
St. Louis MO

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