Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

Seattle, Washington State
Mar 12, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Organizational Background:
Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle is one of only three arts colleges in the nation that offers baccalaureate degrees (BFA and BM) in both the performing and visual arts. It also offers multiple public programs and extension courses. One of the oldest arts and education institutions on the West Coast, the College has been at the center of the development of artistic life in Seattle for more than a century and its alumni can be found working in almost every arts organization in the city. Cornish is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The Opportunity:
Centered in Seattle’s fast-growing technology hub, Cornish College of the Arts has the opportunity to forge new partnerships between the arts and technology sectors of the economy, and to use these partnerships to alter how people think of “a career in the arts.”

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost will join Cornish at a transformative moment in its institutional history. With a dynamic new President, Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones at the helm, this position will form a partnership to lead the institution into a period of exciting and innovative change. As a leader of dedicated, engaged and exceptional faculty, their experience and vision will enable the institution to realize untapped opportunities and expand upon existing successes. Cornish’s small size allows for flexibility in implementing new curricula models and the College can significantly raise its national profile by being original and unprecedented in arts education: within the laboratory which is Seattle, based on our authority in both visual & performing arts, and in partnership with our technology industry neighbors. These new models could also be intriguing to investors and foundations looking for investments in successful arts education models. Cornish is looking for someone who can harness this potential and lead the College into an impactful new future.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the College as the Chief Academic Officer and provide leadership and vision for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the President and working with the College’s academic leadership, the new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost will manage all aspects of the College’s learning environments and ensure that students have the best possible opportunities for intellectual, creative, and artistic growth.

This position will work with the visual, performing and liberal arts faculty to develop and champion an academic plan that supports the College’s strategic goals. In fulfilling the duties of this role, this individual will provide leadership for faculty, academic student support resources, library services, and other units that are central to the College mission. This is an exceptional opportunity to play a highly strategic and proactive role in an institution, community, and region that makes innovation its tradition and excellence its goal.

As VP for Academic Affairs, this position works with the College’s senior leadership team and serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees for Academic Affairs. The VP will support the College’s strategic vision and mission as it relates to student success and Academic Affairs and be an active, dynamic, collaborative and communicative leader.

To see the full position posting please go to the Cornish College of the Arts website at Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be submitted to [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.