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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Job no: 492922
Work type: Administrative Full-Time
Location: Davidson
Categories: Staff, Faculty
Department:Academic Affairs

Davidson College seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

Davidson College is a private liberal arts college situated on a beautiful campus just north of Charlotte, NC. With roots in the Reformed Tradition, the College is set apart by its historic Honor Code, the free, rigorous pursuit of knowledge, and a shared commitment to building a genuinely inclusive culture of inquiry characterized by empathy, curiosity, substantive dialogue and a desire to learn.

The College brings together a community of smart, driven people, founded on trust and committed to learning, leading and serving the world. Small classes enable the renowned faculty to work closely with the approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage. Nearly one-quarter of students compete in Division I athletics, and 80 percent study or work internationally during their Davidson careers. These rich and distinguished offerings enable Davidson graduates to thrive in a global society and exert disproportionate impact for good.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty (“VPAA”), is the chief academic officer and a key partner for the faculty, president and community in defining the strategic academic vision for the College and fostering Davidson’s intellectual community. Responsibilities include recruitment, support, and evaluation of faculty and key staff; ongoing curricular conversations, innovations and efforts; and budgetary management for all academic programs. Candidates must be outstanding scholars and teachers who demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated creative, courageous leadership and openness to new ideas. The VPAA will exhibit the highest integrity and will possess an unwavering belief in the value of a liberal arts education in and for today’s world.   

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Davidson College will be assisted by the national executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller.  Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be directed in confidence to Ponneh Varho or Katie Stellato at http://www.imsearch.com/6922.




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