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Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support

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Application deadline: May 15, 2020

Senior Consultant: Scott Flanagan

Consultant: Bethany Zecher Sutton

Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support

Excelsior College seeks to fill the position of Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support. Reporting directly to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost will join a leadership team dedicated to delivering on the mission, vision, and values of the institution.

Founded in 1971, Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit distance learning institution focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners. Nationally recognized as one of the pioneers in distance learning and the assessment of learning, Excelsior offers affordable higher education opportunities for individuals looking to complete their degree. With a diverse student body and a long history of educating first-generation college students, active-duty military personnel, and veterans, the Excelsior College community is strongly committed to its mission of supporting the academic success and personal growth of their students.

The Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Support provides overall leadership support to the Provost and oversees the Middle States accreditation process, faculty engagement and professional development, curriculum development, academic policies, learning services (library/bookstore), the Writing Center, the Center for Educational Measurement & Prior Learning Assessment, and special projects as assigned. The Vice Provost works closely with the Schools providing guidance and strategic support to the deans and associate deans. This position is driven by adult student-centered principles and teaching excellence embedded in the Excelsior College mission, strategic plan, and student experience credo.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate. A minimum of eight years of experience working in Higher Education or related field (preferably with adult learners and distance education) and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative leadership experience including both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities.

How to Apply

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A full profile for the position is available under “Open Searches” at

To arrange a confidential conversation about this position, please contact the consultants conducting the search, Dr. Scott Flanagan and Ms. Bethany Zecher Sutton, by email ( and  or by phone (202-332-4049).

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by May 15, 2020 are assured full consideration. To apply, a candidate should submit a thoughtful letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda, the required qualifications and desired characteristics; a current, long-form resume or curriculum vitae (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments); and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search and only with the candidate’s foreknowledge.

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Excelsior College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer committed to excellence and diversity that strives to enhance our ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff to increase our potential to serve a diverse student population.