Vice President for Academic Affairs

Colchester, Vermont
Sep 18, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, while the U.S. News and World Report mentioned that "St. Michael's infuses its campus culture with a spirit of serving others," and "creates a feeling of camaraderie." The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

Job Description:

Saint Michael's College (Colchester, VT) seeks an innovative and collaborative academic leader for the post of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The VPAA position is an opportunity for a creative and dynamic advocate of liberal arts education to lead the academic life of the College forward, reinforcing its existing strengths and establishing new programs to serve its current and future students.

The VPAA is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and is responsible to the President for the administration, coordination, and development of all academic and faculty policies. The VPAA is responsible for ensuring that academic programs and related administrative operations are conducted in accordance with College goals and policies, that they are consistent with College financial requirements, and that they are coordinated with other areas of the College.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), generous paid time off, employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.

A complete job description may be found here .


The successful candidate must possess a terminal degree, faculty rank, and extensive teaching, research, and administrative experience. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to inclusiveness and equity, primarily through a record of collaborative leadership of colleagues and students from diverse academic, personal, and cultural backgrounds. The VPAA must be a resourceful administrator who can partner with the President on matters of academic policy and strategic planning and collaborate with members of the Cabinet, the College's faculty, staff and students to support the Catholic liberal arts mission of the College.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon qualifications and the successful completion of a background and driving record check and a post offer pre-employment screening.

Additional Information:

Saint Michael's College, inspired by our Edmundite Catholic mission, is committed to diversity and inclusion across our campus community. We are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter and other documents information about how they may contribute to our goal through their research, teaching and/or service.

The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social, and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in her ability to perform the functions of her job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 14th, 2019. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.

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