The University of New Haven invites applications and nominations for a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost & VPAA) who will inspire excellence and innovation in pedagogy, student learning, and academic programs. The Provost & VPAA is expected to take office in January of 2022.
The University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized nationally as one of New England’s most comprehensive small private universities and by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Founded on the Yale campus in1920 and now located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of nearly 7,000 students from across the globe.
Over the past 17 years, under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, the University has experienced significant growth — both in enrollment and in the expansion of the University’s West Haven campus. Full-time undergraduate enrollment has more than doubled, and first-year applications have nearly quadrupled. In the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching 40 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Prato, Italy and Orange, Connecticut.
The University of New Haven is a student-centered institution focused on excellence in liberal arts and professional education. It is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Pompea College of Business, the School of Health Sciences, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and the Tagliatela College of Engineering. Its mission is to prepare students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by fostering an engaged and inclusive community and providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. Nearly 30 percent of the student body identifies as a member of an underrepresented group, and 195 have military veteran status. Additional information about the institution can be found at https://www.newhaven.edu/.
For more information about the Provost & VPAA position, including desired qualifications, go to https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/ and click on University of New Haven. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to materials received by September 27, 2021. To apply, a candidate must submit 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate’s working relationship with each. (See more information in the profile.)
Academic Search is assisting the University of New Haven in this search. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to UNHVPAA@ academicsearch.org. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with one of the senior consultants leading this search: Cynthia M. Patterson at Cynthia.Patterson@academicsearch.org or Maria Thompson at Maria.Thompson@academicsearch.org.
University of New Haven is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.