Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Position Overview

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Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. MMA is a co-educational career-oriented college of engineering, management, science and transportation with 950 undergraduate and graduate students and 300 faculty and staff that is located in the picturesque coastal town of Castine, Maine. It was established by the 90th Maine Legislature in 1941 and is one of six non-federal maritime training colleges in the United States. MMA ranks among the top 10 in the nation for student return on investment and is a highly rated leader in education for maritime and other marine-related fields. MMA is uniquely positioned to prepare students to enter a wide range of sea- and land-based careers in systems engineering, international logistics, navigation, power engineering, and ocean studies. Depending upon the degree program chosen, students can complete the requirements for four U.S. Coast Guard licenses and two State of Maine licenses. Experiential learning is emphasized and students benefit from sophisticated laboratories and facilities. The fleet of 60 power, sail and work vessels offer real-world application of the techniques and problem-solving skills learned in the classroom. MMA enjoys strong partnerships with industry and other institutions of higher learning.

Responsibilities. The VPAA/Provost will provide strategic and operational leadership for all aspects of the academic programs. In collaboration with the president, faculty and staff, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to imagine the future of maritime education and to help steer the institution through anticipated academic and industry paradigm shifts with the goal of ensuring that an MMA education continues to be relevant to the emerging needs of the global maritime industry. S/he will also be responsible for facilitating faculty, staff, and student success and fostering a work environment that promotes service and teamwork across the institution and a sense of pride and purpose for the MMA mission.

Qualifications. Candidates must have a terminal academic degree in a discipline offered by MMA or related area with distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service. S/he must also have a significant record of success as a well-respected, collaborative administrator within a complex organization, including experience with shared governance and collective bargaining.

Compensation/Expected Start Date. Compensation is competitive and based upon qualifications and experience. Preferred starting date is in Fall 2020, but no later than January 1, 2021.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee for Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost will begin reviewing applications in early June and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by June 5, 2020. 

Please review the position profile available above for additional information.

Candidates should provide:

1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile;

2) a curriculum vitae; and

3) five professional references with e-mails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

The search is being assisted by:

Dr. Nancy M. Targett, Executive Search Consultant, (303) 233-5202 /

Dr. Concetta M. Stewart, Principal, Executive Search Consultant, (908) 341-2178 /

Maine Maritime Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with federal and/or state law that prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.