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Edinboro University
  Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Edinboro University - one of the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) - invites applications and nominations for the position of president. Edinboro University is and a major educational and cultural resource for the Northwestern Pennsylvania region and offers a learner-centered and supportive campus environment to more than 4,800 students. Edinboro is proud to provide educational opportunity to a predominantly middle-class population of “Strivers” from Western Pennsylvania to help them achieve their personal and professional aspirations and to serve the greater good.

Those students, as well as Edinboro alumni, faculty, and staff, consistently demonstrate the values of perseverance in character and action; a commitment to life-long professional and personal growth; and fulfillment through service to others. A student's experience at Edinboro combines rigorous academic programming, active mentoring from faculty and staff, exciting and resume-enhancing extracurricular and experiential learning activities, and focused career preparation, in a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment.

The university is seeking an experienced leader with the vision and leadership qualities to build the institution’s resources and reputation and take it to higher levels of academic excellence and student success. The exceptionally qualified and committed faculty and staff are proud of Edinboro’s accomplishments, providing students with outstanding academic and life experiences. 

The new president will express a passion for the mission of public education and understand the important social and economic roles it plays in the region and state. The ability to articulate the institution’s values will serve the president well as an advocate for the university at the state level and as a “friendraiser” and fundraiser with the university’s many and broadly based constituents. This new president will arrive at a time when the campus is poised to make the changes necessary to sustain Edinboro’s mission and relevance in the face of changing higher education paradigms, and will lead specific initiatives aimed at a continuing transformation of the campus thinking, practices and culture.

Edinboro’s next president will have the opportunity to lead this university towards future successes, partner extensively in the community, and reside in a beautiful region of northwestern Pennsylvania.

A full leadership profile may be accessed online at: Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. This material should be sent via email to the university’s consultants, John K. Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan at:

This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality, which will be maintained until continuing candidates are invited to campus towards the end of the process. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge and approval. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by April 5, 2019. Review of candidate materials will begin in early April and campus visits will take place through the second half of April. The target is to have a new president appointed by the end of May, 2019.

Edinboro University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.


John K. Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan
Edinboro PA
Phone: 6305756980

Johnson & Wales University
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences  
  Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2019


The Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences provides leadership and overall direction for the programs offered by the college as well as the general education curriculum of the university in support of the university’s strategic plan. The major responsibilities emphasize academic excellence, retention and graduation rates, external relationships that advance the goals of the college, and the development and execution of a college plan. The dean oversees administrative, operational and budgetary affairs, directs the academic programs, and fosters an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and growth.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the academic, fiscal and physical environments in which academic programs are delivered
  • Collaborates with university stakeholders to facilitate efficient and effective academic planning, delivery and assessment of programs
  • Promotes and supports positive and collegial relationships among faculty, staff and students
  • Develops strategic partnerships and acts as an ambassador for community, admissions and other university-based initiatives
  • Supervises, evaluates and supports academic units and individual faculty to support excellence in instruction, scholarly and creative productivity, and university service
  • Conducts faculty recruitment and assessment and fosters faculty development
  • Develops and implements plans for the college in alignment with the university’s strategic plan
  • Provides academic oversight and performance of functional units within the college to achieve goals
  • Oversees compliance with accreditation standards and other applicable regulations
  • Secures external gifts and grants in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Resource Development
  • Leads the development of academic programs and other initiatives for the college
  • Develops and maintains the college budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Significant amount of experience working in higher education or other related experience
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication competencies
  • Impeccable integrity, professionalism, and sound judgement
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines and professions to enhance learning throughout the university
  • A history of innovative and effective leadership in a consultative and collaborative academic environment

Note: When applying to this position please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3-5 references.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply on the JWU Employment Site at, requisition #5779. To learn more about Johnson & Wales University go to

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Karen Almond
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Wales Hall, 4th Floor
Providence RI 02903
United States

Central Michigan University
Provost and Executive Vice President  
  Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Central Michigan University (“CMU”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President (“Provost”). The successful candidate will succeed Dr. Michael Gealt, who will be stepping down with the designation of Provost Emeritus at the end of June, 2019 after serving the university with distinction since his appointment in 2013. This new leader will be the number two officer of the university and a close partner of President Robert O. Davies, who began his tenure in September, 2018.

Central Michigan University is a nationally ranked research university that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning while embracing a sense of community among its students, faculty, staff and more than 225,000 alumni around the world. From its roots as a teachers' college, CMU has grown to offer nationally acclaimed programs in the arts and sciences, health professions, engineering, business, communications, and technology.

CMU’s student and faculty researchers are citizens and leaders who help preserve the earth's resources, discover new ways to treat diseases, advance innovative ways to improve teaching and learning methods, and much more. Its alumni are doctors, physical therapists and physician assistants. They are CEOs, lawyers and policymakers. They are top broadcasters and journalists, fashion designers and teachers.

Established in 1892, CMU serves more than 23,000 students on its Mount Pleasant campus, online and at more than40 locations across North America. Among just five percent of U.S. universities in the highest two Carnegie research classifications, CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. In addition, CMU has established the nation's 137th College of Medicine to address a growing shortage of primary care physicians in Michigan. The inaugural class of students graduated in May 2017.

The university is seeking an innovative academic leader with the experiences and management qualities to build on the institution’s reputation and take it to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success. The exceptionally qualified and committed faculty and staff are proud of the institution’s accomplishments, providing students with outstanding academic and life experiences.

The new Provost will express a passion for the mission of public education, and he/she will understand and embrace the important social, cultural and economic roles public education plays in the region and state. Equally important is the need for the Provost to apply strong management skills in directing the office of academic affairs, implementing the next phase of CMU’s overall strategic plan, ensuring the long-term viability of the medical school, advancing the university’s research prominence and productivity, and championing CMU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

CMU’s next Provost will have the opportunity to contribute to this special and vibrant university’s future successes and will be presented with the opportunity to achieve the following professional and personal accomplishments:

  • Serve as a passionate advocate of the academic mission to enhance the university’s resources, reputation, and quality;
  • Personally oversee the implementation of the academic affairs elements of a thoughtful and comprehensive strategic plan that will further build the university’s mission, relevance and resources;
  • Partner with a new president, a cohesive and collaborate senior leadership team and a dedicated and energetic corps of faculty and staff;
  • Be an active and influential academic leader within central Michigan and across the state, and meaningfully impact the quality of life of the region and the State of Michigan.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with the goal of having the new Provost appointed by June, 2019.  For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 27, 2019. Review of candidates will begin in early April. Confidential first round interviews are scheduled for April 8-9 and the university will host finalist candidates to campus visits during the period of April 11-24.

A full leadership profile can be accessed online at: Applicants should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Central Michigan University consultants John Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan at Questions and nominations may also be directed to the consultants through that same email address.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see


John Thornburgh
Oak Brook IL
Phone: 630-990-1370

University of Minnesota, Morris
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean  
  Posted Monday, February 04, 2019

A distinctive undergraduate campus within the University of Minnesota system, Morris combines an intimate, student-centered residential liberal arts education with access to the resources and opportunities of one of the nation's largest universities. A founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Morris provides students with a rigorous academic experience, preparing them to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship. The student body of nearly 1700 is supported by approximately 130 faculty members, a student/faculty ratio of 13:1. The Morris campus is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system, with 20 percent American Indian students, 10 percent U.S. students of color, and 12 percent international students.

Morris is highly ranked by national publications –  U.S. News & World Report as a top-ten public liberal arts college; Forbes as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation; and Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Morris in its list of “the best” and “most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. Morris students consistently win national awards – in 2017-2018, Morris was the only public baccalaureate institution among the top student Fulbright award producers – and are taught by a faculty with the highest per capita representation in the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching. The campus is also a national leader in sustainability, evidenced by receipt of the inaugural Excellence in Sustainability award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and an AASHE STARS Gold rating.

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean (VCAA/Dean) serves as UMN Morris’s chief academic officer and dean of the faculty and is responsible for every aspect of academic and faculty affairs. The VCAA/Dean’s responsibilities include serving as a member of the University’s leadership team, as a leader of and advocate for the faculty, and as a manager of academic affairs programs. The VCAA/Dean will advance the University’s mission and goals, cultivate strong partnerships with the campus community, nurture continuous improvement, build upon existing programs designed to support faculty and ensure student success, and work collaboratively with the other members of the Chancellor’s team to coordinate campus-wide efforts and projects.

The VCAA/Dean reports directly to the Chancellor and works closely and collaboratively with the other members of the leadership team, including the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Chief Development Officer, Director of Communications and Marketing, and Senior Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Reporting to the VCAA/Dean are the chairs of the four academic divisions: Education, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. The VCAA/Dean also helps to sustain and support innovation in interdisciplinary areas that cross the boundaries of traditional divisions. The VCAA/Dean supervises offices in support of the academic enterprise which include academic support resources (registrar, one stop, financial aid), grants development, academic success offices and programs (including disability services and advising), Center for Small Towns, Academic Center of Enrichment (study away, career services, honors program, undergraduate research), and the library.

Required Qualifications:

  • a record of substantial administrative experience, including leadership of academic divisions, departments, or major programs, supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff, and responsibility for planning and managing budgets.
  • a terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • a level of professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor at UMN Morris.
  • a strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts education and the ability to articulate those values to both internal and external constituencies.
  • excellent collaborative and consensus-building skills.
  • A commitment to building a diverse and inclusive learning community and an understanding of  the relationship between diversity, academic excellence, and our mission as a public liberal arts college.

Desired Qualities and Experiences:

  • Experience working at an undergraduate focused, residential, liberal arts college.
  • Ability to lead the faculty and advocate for their work as teachers and scholars.
  • Familiarity with current national issues in higher education and awareness of their implications for liberal arts colleges.
  • Capacity to think strategically and to work creatively.
  • Excellent managerial and leadership skills to recruit, support, retain, and develop faculty and staff in Academic Affairs.
  • Experience in program evaluation, curriculum development, and assessment of educational outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to manage complex budgets.
  • Superior communication skills, including the ability to listen to, consider, and incorporate the perspectives of others.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in campus efforts to highlight and foster a respect for diversity in persons, ideas, and experiences.
  • Ability to represent campus effectively and in various capacities at the University of Minnesota System level.

An offer of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be considered until the position is filled.  To review a full position description and to apply for this position, go to the U of M and search for requisition # 328667. Please complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact:

UMN Morris Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.


Carrie Grussing
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
309 Behmler Hall
Morris MN 56267
United States
Phone: 3205896020
Fax: 3205896020

Framingham State University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs  
  Posted Monday, January 21, 2019

Framingham State University (MA), led by Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President, seeks a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. See “Current Searches” at for full information. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by Friday, February 15th, 2019.

FSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to appy.


Human Resources
Framingham State University

University of New Hampshire
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts  
  Posted Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The University of New Hampshire seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts (COLA). As the state's flagship research university, UNH serves that mission through strong academic and co-curricular programs that prepare students to mindfully and productively engage in the challenges facing the region, the nation and the world. The dean will begin their tenure at an important time in the University's history. Recently completing the ambitious Campaign for UNH, the University surpassed its goal by raising over $300 million to support scholarships, academic programs, faculty, research and innovation. In addition, UNH welcomed James W. Dean, Jr. as its 20th president on June 30, 2018 and Wayne Jones as its provost and vice president of academic affairs on November 19, 2018, with a shared commitment to student success, graduate education and research.

Comprised of four divisions in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, education, and fine and performing arts, COLA is the largest of the University's colleges and plays a prominent role across a wide range of the university programs, centers and institutes and offers distinctive, experiential programs taught by world-class faculty. The college takes great pride both in its commitment to teaching and in its devotion to scholarly research, combining the best of a traditional liberal arts education with cutting-edge instruction in emerging fields. Liberal Arts faculty include Guggenheim Scholars, Carnegie Fellows, Fulbright Scholars and some of the most influential scholars, creative artists and scientists in their fields. The next dean will both celebrate and foster faculty success in these areas. More information about the college can be found at

The new Dean will be the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. On the University level, the Dean will provide leadership for the College by working with faculty, students, staff, alumni and other key stakeholders to support the University’s strategic plan, which will leverage the intersections and common strengths among the University’s many departments. On the College level, with a strong commitment to shared governance, the Dean will play a key role in defining College participation in the plan’s interdisciplinary, strategic pillars, and provide leadership that supports continued excellence in teaching, research, and artistic expression. The new dean will also continue the advancement of innovation and fundraising as well as increase the College’s financial resources. 

The candidate must possess a terminal degree in a discipline related to one of the academic departments of the college, and have a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching that would support an appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure in a department within the College. The candidate must have extensive and recent administrative experience in a higher education context, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to shared governance and collegial decision-making.

The University of New Hampshire seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students.  We are committed to enhancing and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive and equitable, and cherish these values as being inextricably linked to our core mission.  We are a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified persons.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  This applies to admission to, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by February 25, 2019. Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically to the University of New Hampshire’s consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., and Jennifer G. Bauer via email at


Concetta Stewart, Ph.D.
Oak Brook IL

St. John's University
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Division  
  Posted Wednesday, January 02, 2019

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is part of St. John’s University. The Undergraduate Division seeks applicants for an Associate Dean position on the Queens campus to oversee the day-to-day management of the office, including supervision of assistant deans and staff, and monitoring of undergraduate programs (enrollment, retention, persistence, graduation, and placement). Responsibilities include coordinating program assessment for all undergraduate programs on the Queens and Staten Island campuses; assisting the Dean with teaching observations and with reviews of applications for teaching reductions and research leaves; and with special projects. The Associate Dean works closely with department chairpersons, program directors, and the College’s other associate deans on issues pertaining to course scheduling, development of new courses, and development of new academic programs. In addition, the Associate Dean serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council, the Liberal Arts Faculty Council, and represents the Undergraduate Division at Enrollment Management and planning unit sessions when necessary. The Associate Dean is expected to maintain an active program of research and scholarship in his or her field.

Eligible candidates will possess a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline and be eligible for appointment as an associate or full professor in one of the College’s departments. The successful candidate will have a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship; a commitment to the Mission of the University; excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills; an attention to detail; a commitment to diversity; and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators, and staff. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience implementing high-impact educational practices; experience working across units to implement student success initiatives aimed at improving retention, persistence, graduation, and academic performance; and experience in faculty development aimed at improved pedagogy. Experience working within a collective bargaining environment is desirable and some administrative experience is preferred but not required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references on or before March 1, 2019 to receive full consideration. This position has a start date of July 1, 2019.

To apply please visit: 

St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Gina Barnett
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica NY 11439
United States
Phone: 718 990-2787

University of North Carolina Asheville
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost  
  Posted Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The University of North Carolina Asheville welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. One of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system, and international headquarters of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), the University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and passionate champion of liberal arts education. UNC Asheville enrolls 3,900 students and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. The University is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and passionate champion of liberal arts education who embraces the distinctive role of a public university.

Reporting directly to the new Chancellor, Nancy J. Cable, and serving as a member of her Cabinet and senior leadership team, the Provost is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and effectiveness of the University’s academic programs. The new Provost must possess an earned doctorate, demonstrate academic scholarship, have a record of successful institutional leadership in liberal arts and sciences institutions or related fields, and demonstrate the ability to lead across multiple academic disciplines and departments. The Provost is expected to have a proven record of support for diversity, inclusive excellence, and transparency in decision making; and of promoting innovative approaches to teaching and learning, global education, and shared governance. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who acts with integrity and moral courage, possesses the ability to communicate with diverse constituents, and fosters collegiality and clarity in the decision-making process.

The new Provost is expected to assume office no later than mid-summer 2019.

How to Apply: A full profile for this position will be available January 22, 2019. Priority review of applications will begin February 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

A complete application will include a detailed letter of interest addressing the expectations of the position (which will be described in the upcoming profile); a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission. These should be submitted electronically to: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence.

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A confidential discussion may be arranged by contacting either of the Senior Consultants: Cynthia M. Patterson at or Andrea Warren Hamos at


Human Resources
University of North Carolina Asheville

Quest University Canada
Chief Academic Officer  
  Posted Monday, December 24, 2018

Quest University Canada is unique. Its groundbreaking approach to post-secondary education began as an experiment. Now in its second decade, the university has made its mark, staking its claim as one of Canada’s important institutions of higher learning. Quest University seeks to reinvent higher education through its innovative philosophy and novel curriculum.

We are Canada’s first independent, not-for-profit, secular liberal arts and science university devoted entirely to excellence in undergraduate education. We offer an environment of intellectual rigour and personal enrichment where students gain universal skills while delving deep into topics that they are passionate about.

We now seek applications for the post of Chief Academic Officer (CAO). The CAO provides academic leadership and is a key member of the university’s executive team. This post affords the right candidate the opportunity to enhance Quest University’s already strong reputation for academic excellence and innovation. The CAO has broad responsibilities. These include developing (in conjunction with the faculty) and overseeing the university’s curriculum and academic policies; representing the university to external bodies and the wider community; guiding and supervising the faculty; and supervising student academic matters. We are looking for someone who wants to play a central role in keeping Quest University at the forefront of undergraduate education in Canada and the world, and is eager to work with an extraordinary community of students, faculty and staff.

The successful candidate will be a thoughtful and experienced educator, academic leader and administrator well-versed in interdisciplinary and innovative curricular practices in higher education; have a record of excellent teaching in the context of the liberal arts; have a record of intellectual or scholarly achievement; have the skills to balance administrative and budgetary imperatives while keeping a focus on a long-term academic vision; be a dynamic and effective communicator; and have earned a PhD or equivalent terminal degree. The candidate will understand and be responsive to an interdisciplinary faculty; be open and collaborative; and have a demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Quest University is strongly committed to employment equity and is a diverse community with students representing over 40 countries and a range of identities. We seek candidates who will help further the goal of making Quest an inclusive place, and especially welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally marginalized, including on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, place of origin, racialization, mental or physical disabilities, religion, political belief, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Further queries can be sent to the search committee at

Cover letters (no more than two pages) and curriculum vitae should be sent to by 5pm PST April 1, 2019.

The expected start date for the position is July 1, 2019.


Renee Cowling
Quest University Canada
Squamish BC

Washington & Jefferson College
VPAA & Dean of the College  
  Posted Friday, December 21, 2018

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) seeks an experienced academic leader to join the leadership team of President John Knapp as the College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (VPAA). The VPAA will be an integral member of President Knapp’s senior-level team and will take on responsibility for leadership in his absence. The College seeks candidates with outstanding communication skills, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a clear understanding of higher education and the liberal arts as the learning necessary to realize meaningful lives and professional success. The College’s sound institutional foundation, coupled with its impressive momentum, offers outstanding leadership opportunity for the next VPAA who is expected to assume office by July 1, 2019.

Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College was founded in 1781 and is the nation’s eleventh oldest college. Committed to providing undergraduates with a top-ranked, four-year, co-educational education, W&J aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. Ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges, the College is above all focused on student success and embraces a holistic approach to the student experience. The College offers 34 majors and 27 minors in a variety of rewarding fields. W&J attracts students from all backgrounds and all walks of life and encourages them to engage with ideas and projects that will challenge their boundaries.

For more than 200 years, the College’s distinguished alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in other equally worthy professions. The College’s distinct combination of renowned faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, individual attention, and abundant opportunities for research, internships, and study abroad in a liberal arts setting provides students with the ultimate preparation to achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about the College, this opportunity and the process of candidacy, please visit: Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Andrea Warren Hamos at or Sharon Herzberger at


Human Resources
Washington & Jefferson College

Dixie State University
Associate Provost for Academic Success  
  Posted Friday, December 21, 2018

Dixie State University, in Saint George, Utah, seeks an Associate Provost for Academic Success to provide a major leadership role for the development, operation, and coordinated activities related to student retention and success. Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Academic Success is charged with facilitating the academic success of lower division students. The Associate Provost will direct the work of the Director of Academic Advisement, the Director of General Education and First Year Experience and the Director of the Honors Program.

Among the required qualifications are a doctoral degree (ABD or equivalent acceptable), a minimum of three years of college or university teaching experience, familiarity with the academic literature in the student success and retention arenas, and five years of successful administrative leadership experience with emphasis on lower division student success strategies. Other qualifications can be found in the position profile at

Dixie State University (DSU) is an open enrollment public comprehensive institution providing undergraduate and professional graduate education. It is a regional university and one of eight members of the Utah System of Higher Education. Because it offers both associate and baccalaureate programs, DSU functions as the community college for southern Utah.

As of fall semester 2018, 9,962 students were enrolled across one master’s program, 45 baccalaureate programs, and 15 associate programs. DSU also offers concurrent enrollment courses for high school students, developmental courses aimed at preparing adults for a higher education curriculum, and community education courses. The university charges the lowest tuition rate in Utah and one of the lowest in the nation.

Applications are to be submitted by March 1, 2019. Dixie State University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. Nominators or prospective candidates may direct confidential inquiries or questions to Senior Consultant Jacqueline Woods at Application materials should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications, and a list of five references, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to


Human Resources
Dixie State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Job Title Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Department College of A&S

(Dept) Posting Number STA00325P

Job Summary  The Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of the College of Arts and Sciences and reports to the Provost. The Dean shall work effectively with the administration, faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders to achieve the mission, goals, and objectives of the university and A&S. The Dean has overall responsibility for compliance with University policies and procedures and state or federal mandates for responsibility areas, and shall provide leadership in the areas of teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service. The Dean shall promote the SWOSU environment of celebrating diversity in all forms. These tasks are to be performed in a manner that professionally, cordially and efficiently assist the students, faculty, staff and visitors who come in contact with this Office

Description of Job Duties • Direct the operations of the College, working with SWOSU Administration and Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences to ensure that the mission, goals, and objectives of the college are realized. • Responsible for the effective and efficient development and utilization of the College’s budgetary funds, including oversight and accountability for budgetary record keeping and usage of monies. • With faculty, set the vision and course of the College to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and staff to ensure quality educational outcomes. • Seek out and engage alumni of the College to build mutually beneficial relationships, and enhance the visibility of the College. • Work with the faculty, administration, and accrediting bodies to maintain good accreditation standing. • Cultivate positive relationships with donors and raise private funds for the College in conjunction with the SWOSU Foundation. • Serve as an advocate for the A&S in relations with SWOSU administration and professional organizations. • Promote a positive image of SWOSU through participation in community and professional organizations, representing SWOSU at professional meetings and on community committees, and establishing and maintaining credible relations with various news media. Education and Experience • Successful completion of a terminal degree in a discipline represented in the College or equivalent professional experience is required. • A proven record of academic leadership, teaching, research, scholarship, and service is required. • Previous experience and demonstrated evidence of successful supervisory and administrative experience is required. University experience in a managerial role is preferred. • Excellent written, verbal, grammatical, and interpersonal skills are required. • Must be willing and able to perform job related travel. Must maintain a current and valid Oklahoma Driver’s License. • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the President of SWOSU or his/her designee may find appropriate

Anticipated Start Date 06/01/2019

Open Until Filled Yes


Ashley Hancock, Employment Specialist
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford OK
Phone: 580-774-6012 Fax: 580-774-7110

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences  
  Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The University of Nebraska at Kearney seeks an individual with a proven record of innovation, academic achievement, and sustained success in graduate education to serve as the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Graduate Dean serves in a central role in the academic leadership of the institution. Full information about this opportunity can be found under Current Searches at Nominations and applications should be sent electronically to Contact Nancy Suttenfield at or Bethany Sutton for confidential discussions. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


Human Resources
University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of St. Francis
Provost and Academic Vice President  
  Posted Friday, October 12, 2018

The University of St. Francis (USF) is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, learning and inclusion. We are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in the pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice. Our faculty, students, and staff are mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. USF strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect.

About USF

Founded in 1920, University of St. Francis is a Catholic Franciscan institution enrolling 4,166 traditional and adult undergraduate and graduate students in on-campus and online classes. The University offers over 100 undergraduate majors and minors, 20 masters programs and 2 doctoral programs.

The University’s main campus is a beautiful, wooded 24 acres in a residential area of Joliet, Illinois just 35 miles from downtown Chicago. USF opened a new state-of-the-art Science building this year as part of a multi-year, multimillion dollar campus improvement plan that includes a renovated and expanded College of Nursing facility on the nearby 10 acre St. Clare campus and a 2-building downtown Joliet campus that is home to the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center which supports programs from the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Business & Health Administration. Also in downtown Joliet is the USF Art & Design department and the USF Art Gallery. The University also has a campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico which is home to a thriving Physician Assistant program.

The University’s commitment to quality has been recognized by students, alumni, accreditation agencies, and evaluation firms. US News & World Report, the Princeton Review, College Consensus and other publications consistently rank University of St. Francis among the best universities on both regional and national levels, as well as for the best graduate, online, and veterans’ programs.

The University of St. Francis offers an abundance of scholarship opportunities -- a total of 88 -- for its students. A wide range of undergraduate degree programs include a number of professional tracks like dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and several others, allowing students to prepare for more advanced study in their chosen medical field. Students earn high value degrees in several education fields as part of the College of Education while students pursuing business-related programs find a ready job market after graduating from College of Business and Health Administration programs. USF students have access to many diverse and interesting programs within the College of Arts & Sciences including digital arts, music industry entrepreneurship, substance abuse counseling, recreation & sports management, and radiography, to name just a few.

USF has 24 men’s and women’s athletic teams as a highly competitive member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. USF’s proximity to Chicago (less than an hour’s drive) offers numerous cultural and educational opportunities to students and staff.

Position Description

As the University of St. Francis’ chief academic officer, the provost has a broad responsibility for ensuring that University programs and faculty are of the highest quality. The provost directs the development and implementation of its academic plans and policies, and supervises the work of its faculties, departments, and programs.

In cooperation with other senior administrative officers, the provost develops the University annual budget and long-term financial plans and oversees the creation of strong administrative services to support University academic activities. The provost oversees, coordinates and promotes the excellence and integrity of academic programming, scholarly work and creative activity where student success involving high quality student learning, persistence and degree completion are top priorities. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the provost develops and implements strategic goals and initiatives and coordinates regional, national and international activities to support the mission and priorities of the university. The provost guides and supports teaching and learning at USF through bold leadership of an engaged and collaborative faculty and staff, positive working relationships across university divisions and the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse and forward-thinking faculty and staff.

One of the most important responsibilities of the provost is to decide, with the assistance of the Tenure Review Committee, who should be recommended to the president and trustees for tenure. The provost also authorizes, directly or through a representative, all academic appointments, salaries, and leaves, and reviews faculty grievances.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:

  • Supports the university’s Catholic, Franciscan values and mission.
  • Serves as the chief advisor to the President on all academic matters.
  • Leads the university’s culture for continuous quality improvement and plays a key role in strategic planning for the institution.
  • Leads the university’s tenure and promotion process working with deans and department heads to guide faculty mentorship programs.
  • Leads the college’s accreditation process on Higher Education (HLC) coordinating and planning for accreditation self-study processes and reporting on university-wide accreditation relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ensures university-wide compliance with all international, federal and state rules and regulations regarding accreditation and program registration.
  • Assist the university in identifying and understanding emerging internal and external issues and significant environmental changes, both opportunities and challenges to the University.
  • Collaborates with the college deans, the director of institutional research and teaching and learning dean to ensure educational quality and rigor in each degree program.

For a complete position description, please click this link.


Carol Sheetz
University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet IL 60435
United States

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