Vice President for Academic Affairs
Application deadline: April 28, 2023
Senior Consultant: Scott Flanagan
Associate Consultant: Carolyn Kelly
Anna Maria College invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Anna Maria is a four-year, private, co-ed, Catholic institution, located in the heart of New England on a 260-acre campus where students are educated within a mission-centric focus to become ethical leaders and community-oriented professionals. The College seeks a collaborative academic leader enthusiastic about the College’s unique mission, which blends a commitment to learning, ethics, and community. The VPAA will work to advance the quality of the academic experience through ensuring a healthy and vibrant mix of academic programs and delivery modes, providing leadership within academic affairs, and partnering with others across campus to pursue student success.
The VPAA has foremost responsibility for the evaluation and development of academic programs and for faculty recruitment, evaluation, and development. The VPAA supervises two Associate Vice Presidents, Academic Deans and Directors, Institutional Research and Assessment, the Student Academic Success Center, and oversees the operations of the College’s academic partnerships. In conducting this work, the VPAA will interact on a daily basis with students, faculty, staff and other administrators and will represent the College to outside constituencies.
The College is inspired by the ideals of the Sisters of St. Anne, who founded the institution in 1946 and held responsibility for it until 1980 when an independent corporation and board of trustees were constituted. While a commitment to core values inspired by the Sisters remains, many changes have occurred since its original founding. In 1951, the College moved to its current location in Paxton, MA, a campus that has continued to be developed to meet the needs of the day. In 1973, Anna Maria became coeducational and added graduate programs. The 2000s saw substantial growth and expansion of enrollment and facilities, followed by the introduction of online programs in 2010. Recent years have seen continued structural and programmatic growth as the College continues to respond to the needs of students and its community. Anna Maria offers a dynamic, close-knit community of active learning, bold thinking, and one-on-one mentorship.
Today’s Anna Maria integrates a liberal arts education with real-life career preparation. The College offers a variety of undergraduate majors, as well as many graduate and certificate programs, both on-ground and online. The small student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience, while the modest class and campus size foster optimal student involvement, collaboration and friendships.
Academic Search is assisting Anna Maria College with this search. For more information about the opportunity, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to AMCVPAA@academicsearch.org. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be directly arranged with senior consultant Scott Flanagan using this bookings link or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin around April 17, 2023. The position is open until filled and applications received by Friday, April 28, 2023, are assured full consideration. The successful applicant will be expected to begin their service on July 1, 2023.
In fulfilling its role as an institution of higher education, Anna Maria College does not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability, ethnic background, genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity as defined by law, age, as defined by law, or military status, in the administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs and other College administered programs.