Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) invites applications and nominations for the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) position. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive and visionary leadership for implementation of the College’s mission and strategic priorities, particularly with regard to academic programming, quality, and excellence, along with innovative teaching and learning at a comprehensive and technical community college. This position serves as the Chief Academic Officer, and to ensure programs remain relevant and responsive, the VPAA plays a key role in securing and fostering partnerships with four-year institutions, local schools, government agencies, and employers. This executive level position is a member of the President’s Cabinet and a direct report to the President, Dr. John B. Cook, who has served since 2016.
Springfield Technical Community College was founded in September 1967 with the mission of providing comprehensive higher education access to the Greater Springfield, Massachusetts, region using a career and technical focus. STCC is one of 15 public community colleges in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the only one with a distinctly technical focus, which today carries a particular focus on healthcare. Springfield, Massachusetts, is located in Hampden County, and is the fourth largest city in New England.
Academic Search is partnering with Springfield Technical Community College in this search. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with Senior Consultant, Dr. Nancy Crimmin, at email@example.com.
To apply, a candidate should submit these three separate documents electronically in .pdf format:
- A detailed letter of interest addressing the VPAA leadership agenda and qualifications as outlined in this profile;
- A full curriculum vitae with relevant administrative and scholarly accomplishments and responsibilities; and
- A list of five professional references, including names, titles, organizations, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting the candidate’s relationship for each reference.
References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate’s permission. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position.
Please send materials in three attachments to STCCVPAA@academicsearch.org. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit materials by February 20, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that may include a public presentation.
Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.