Provost and Dean of the Faculty

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Application deadline: December 9, 2019

Senior Consultant: Maya Kirkhope

Senior Consultant: Scott Flanagan

Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora

Associate Consultant: Lisa Rosenberg


Aquinas College invites applications for the position of Provost and Dean of the Faculty (Provost). The College seeks an experienced academic leader with a firm commitment to Catholic higher education, excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs, enthusiasm for innovation and diversity, and the ability to lead the faculty and other constituencies with confidence, creativity, and a spirit of collaboration. The role of the Provost will be essential in increasing enrollment, strengthening the academic portfolio, manifesting the best principles of shared governance, and advancing the College’s mission and identity in the Catholic and Dominican traditions. The new Provost is expected to take office on July 1, 2020.


The College offers 67 majors and associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in a variety of areas. Total enrollment is 1800 (this includes traditional-aged undergraduates, part-time adult undergraduate and graduate students). Full-time undergraduate enrollment for fall 2019 was 1400 students (including 170 full-time students in the College’s collaborative Nursing program with the University of Detroit Mercy). Aquinas College employs approximately 90 full and 140 part-time faculty who bring a combination of research and real-world experience to their classrooms. Among the full-time faculty, about three quarters have the highest degree in their field. The College currently employs 259 full and part-time staff.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or terminal degree, a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and significant experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will have experience in a small college setting, a deep appreciation for the four pillars of Dominican higher education (prayer, study, service, and community) and the Catholic identity of the College, a commitment to the foundation of the liberal arts, and demonstrated skill in creating inclusive work and learning environments.

The full search profile can be found at  Candidates should review the document before submitting an application. To apply, a candidate should prepare a thoughtful letter of interest addressing as appropriate the issues and desired qualifications as described in the search profile. Include also a current, long-form resume (it should show relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least five references and the candidate’s relationship to each reference. For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by December 9, 2019. Additional information about the institution can be found at Send materials as an e-mail attachment in Word to:

Assisting in the search is: Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc. or (703) 380-9195 and Scott Flanagan, Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc. or (608) 712-2770.

Aquinas College is an equal opportunity employer. Aquinas values diversity and strives to be an institution that is an inclusive community. Individuals who have experience with and commitment to inclusive communities are encouraged to apply.