Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Application deadline: March 20, 2024
Senior Consultant: Ann Die Hasselmo
Senior Consultant: Steve Schutt
Consultant: Chris Butler
Associate Consultant: Kate Cusimano
Earlham College invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Earlham College boasts a diverse student enrollment of 677 students hailing from 47 states and 54 countries, and is distinguished in the quality of its students, staff, and faculty. It is a Phi Beta Kappa institution, a Peace Corps Prep college, and one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives. Since 1847, Earlham College has fostered a collaborative learning community that inspires and motivates students with transformative opportunities and experiences—so they can become catalysts for good in a changing world.
Earlham provides its undergraduate students with more than 40 areas of study, a 3+1 education program that results in a Master of Arts in Teaching, and several graduate degrees at the Earlham School of Religion. In addition to these programs, Earlham also offers applied minors for students seeking to integrate their academics with other experiences, and pre-professional programs in pre-engineering, pre-law and pre-health. Applied minors are distinctive programs based around a theme and allow students to make direct connections between academic interests and co-curricular activities. Each applied minor creates a space for students to integrate 4-6 academic courses, co-curricular work such as service or athletics, and a final project appropriate to the content. Through these programs, students become active, involved learners. In the last 10 years, Earlhamites have won 26 Fulbright awards, 13 Watson Fellowships, and two Rhodes Scholarships—some of the most prestigious awards available for international study and travel. More than 60 percent of Earlham students spend a semester or more studying abroad before graduation.
As the Chief Academic Officer, the College’s Provost serves as the key architect, advocate, and representative of the College’s academic program and faculty interests to both internal and external constituents. The Provost will build on Earlham’s excellence in the classroom and strengths in international and experiential education while bridging traditional academic boundaries on campus and beyond. The Provost reports directly to President Anne Houtman and consults with the Board of Trustees on matters of educational policy, faculty recruitment, professional development, and retention.
More information, including a position profile with a full description of preferred qualifications and key qualities, is available at the link above.
How to Apply
Materials should include a substantial letter of interest; a CV; a statement describing interest in and experience with matters of DEI, specifically as they relate to the position; and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to: EarlhamProvostVPAA@academicsearch.org
The position is open until filled but only applications received by Wednesday, March 20, 2024, can be assured full consideration. The college is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org, Steve Schutt at Steve.Schutt@academicsearch.org and Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org. Further information about Earlham College is available at https://earlham.edu/.
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).