Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Danville, Kentucky
Oct 12, 2018
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Four-Year Institution

Centre College invites nominations and applications for individuals interested in an exciting leadership opportunity as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked in the top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the top 15 Colleges/Universities in the South by Forbes, and included in Colleges That Change Lives. U.S. News also ranks Centre 16th in Best Undergraduate Teaching and 31st in Best Value Schools. Centre is a national leader in study abroad, and the campus is home to the Norton Center for the Arts, which brings world-renowned performers to central Kentucky and has hosted two vice presidential debates. Centre has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, with 60.9% of its classes comprised of 20 students or fewer. First-year retention rates hover at 91%. Total undergraduate enrollment is 1,450, with 51% female students. Highly residential, 98% of the students live in campus-owned or affiliated housing. For more information about Centre College, please visit:

Centre College is accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. This position is the chief academic officer for the College and shall direct the academic program and advise the President on all matters pertaining to the development and implementation of academic policies and programs and scholarly activities, including budgetary support and personnel recommendations. In addition, this position provides leadership in and is responsible for the Library, Information Technology Services, Advising, Academic Affairs, Office of Diversity, Convocations, Center for Global Citizenship, Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Career and Professional Development and Registrar. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College reports to the President and is a member of the Senior Administrative Staff. This position is the primary liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

First adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1999 and reaffirmed in 2015, the College’s mission stems from the broader Statement of Purpose. Centre College’s mission is to prepare students for lives of learning, leadership, and service. Candidates should have a distinguished record in teaching and scholarship and a strong commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts setting. In addition, the candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and be effective in both oral and written communications. This position requires a doctorate or the equivalent.

An applicant should submit a current resume, a letter of interest that includes a statement of philosophy, and three references with personal knowledge of current and past performance working in a college/university environment. Review of applications will begin immediately and run through December 9, 2018 or until a candidate is selected. Materials should be submitted directly to Joe Stanley at [email protected]

The College respects the right of all members of the community to express their individuality in a manner that is consistent with the dignity and welfare of others. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community for more details. For information concerning the College, visit our website at

Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minority groups to apply.

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