Mount Saint Mary College is a private liberal arts college located in New York’s scenic and historic Hudson Valley, 60 miles north of New York City. With 2,700 students attending both day and evening programs, and a student-faculty ratio of 15-1, the atmosphere at the Mount is close and personal. The college offers over 50 undergraduate programs, including business, communication arts, education, health professions and social sciences, and graduate degree programs in business, nursing and education.
Committed to integrating a strong liberal arts tradition with excellent professional preparation, Mount Saint Mary College seeks a visionary Vice President of Academic Affairs to lead a faculty and college community committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Mount Saint Mary College mission is consistent with Judeo-Christian values and the Dominican tradition of education. We strive to create an environment which fosters close student-faculty interaction and that reflects our college motto, Doce me Veritatem (Teach me the Truth).
As the academic leader, the VPAA will, in close consultation and with the support of the faculty, proactively lead the development of a 21st century academic vision and program, and provide the resources and support needed to implement the mission and vision.
The educational horizon for Mount Saint Mary College is filled with opportunity. We expect the new academic leader to support the development of faculty as both teachers and scholars; encourage and oversee the development of innovative curricular and pedagogical advancements, including the exploration of new platforms for delivery of instruction; support the development of an international program; facilitate the expansion and development of our graduate education programs; and, oversee the academic and committee structure of the college.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following required qualifications:
• Possess a vision for building on a rich institutional history to create a vibrant and viable trajectory of academic programs for the future
• Evidence of understanding the value of institutional mission in developing and leading the academic program
• Experience supporting and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning
• Ability to proactively lead collaboration across campus constituencies to support teaching and learning
• Successfully recruiting and retaining a strong, innovative and diverse faculty
• Exerpience working with the local and regional community to develop experiential learning opportunities for students
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate; (2) a record of achievements in teaching, scholarship and service that would qualify the candidate for appointment at the level of full professor; and, (3) significant experience and leadership in academic administration in a college environment similar to MSMC, minimally at the department chair level.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically before January 2, 2013 to ensure full consideration. Candidates must submit the following materials: a detailed letter of application addressing the required qualifications; a curriculum vita; and a list of at least five references (including contact information). Application materials should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org .