Position Details


St. John’s University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As the chief academic officer of the University, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) provides academic vision and leadership to foster academic excellence and to fulfill St. John’s University’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. The Provost and VPAA reports directly to the President and oversees all academic schools, colleges, and programs; faculty affairs; and a variety of academic support functions for the University.

Established in 1870, St. John’s University has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings.

St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools (St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The School of Education, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Professional Studies, and School of Law), with a growing number of programs offered online.

Additional information about St. John’s University is available at

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. For best consideration, application materials should be received by November 5, 2018 and include a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position profile, a curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Application materials should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D., Associate Managing Principal, AGB Search

(202) 776-0866 (Office) / (202) 380-8927 (Mobile) /

Roderick J. McDavis, Ph.D., Managing Principal, AGB Search

(202) 776-0854 (Office) / (804) 514-1982 (Mobile) /


Consistent with its mission as a Catholic, Vincentian, Metropolitan, and Global institution of higher education, St. John’s University abides by all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, marital status, alienage, citizenship status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), or any other characteristic protected by law. The University also abides by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to employment opportunities, admission of students to its programs, and to the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletics, and other institutionally administered programs or activities generally made available to students at the University.