Vice President for Academic Affairs

Position Overview

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Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution, seeks an experienced academic administrator to serve as its next Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  The next Vice President for Academic Affairs will join the College community to build on the College’s history of success while positioning it solidly for the next decade.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs will be a visible leader on campus, with an impressive record of scholarship and teaching. The VPAA must be a seasoned administrator with experience in higher education who can build upon Saint Anselm’s legacy while providing vision and leadership to foster academic excellence and innovation and fulfill the College’s Catholic, Benedictine mission.

The VPAA oversees all academic deans, departments, and programs as well as a variety of academic support functions. The VPAA will work alongside a highly talented and passionate faculty to ensure that academic affairs plays a central role in recruiting, retaining and serving students at the College. The scope of the role includes almost 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; over 90 academic programs; nearly 221 faculty (full- and part-time); and 85 administrators/staff.

Ideal candidates will have experience in thinking creatively and implementing new academic programs, strengthening existing programs for todays’ students, while building consensus across the College community and staying true to the academic mission of promoting a transformative living/learning environment to develop engaged citizen-leaders who think critically, demonstrate empathy, and are committed to social justice and the common good. 

What makes an Anselmian education distinctive and exceptional are students’ deep involvement and integrative growth guided by a Benedictine-inspired educational philosophy.

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For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile above.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 10, 2021. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities, key priorities, and attributes outlined in this leadership profile; 
  2. A current CV or résumé;
  3. A statement articulating the candidate’s personal philosophy on education and society and how it fits with the College’s Benedictine mission, and
  4. The names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Application materials (PDF) and nominations should be sent electronically to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Dr. Concetta Stewart, Principal, / (908) 341-2178

Ms. Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search / (215) 934-1386

Mr. Andrew Bowen, Executive Search / (802) 345-1279 

Consistent with the Benedictine, Catholic principles that sustain the mission and heritage of Saint Anselm College, no one acting on behalf of the College or in administering the affairs of the College, shall discriminate against any student, faculty, staff, vendor, or contractor on the basis of the individual's race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.