Vice President for Academic Affairs

San Antonio
Oct 13, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The President, Board of Trustees, and Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs at Trinity University. As the chief academic officer, the Vice President leads the faculty; ensures the excellence of academic programs; collaborates with fellow vice presidents to promote student success; and advises and assists the President in elevating the national reputation of the institution. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Trinity University, located in the culturally rich city of San Antonio, Texas, is a private, highly selective, residential liberal arts institution. Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students from 48 states and 57 foreign countries pursue degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, and healthcare administration. The University is committed to the mission of preparing students for lives of meaning and purpose. The student body includes a growing representation (currently 44 percent) from historically underrepresented groups. Approximately 300 full and part time faculty – 97 percent of whom hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree – provide a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Trinity has a model NCAA Division III athletics program that balances academics and athletics.

Trinity's many assets include: an endowment of $1.4 billion, 51st largest among private universities; a "Pathways" curriculum launched in 2015; a strategic plan that builds upon the University's strengths; a newly released report to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion; and extraordinary resources for teaching and scholarship.

Trinity University seeks an accomplished and energetic academic leader who has gained distinction as a teacher, scholar, and administrator, with a demonstrated ability to lead a residential university and commitment to fostering campus community, collegial collaboration, and inclusive excellence. The new vice president is expected to take office in early summer 2021.

A full search profile is available at the Academic Search website, Academic Search Open Searches. Additional information about the University is available at

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. Applications received by January 4, 2021, will be assured of full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Calls to references will occur only later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (PDF format preferred) to:
[email protected]
The search committee is assisted by:
Dr. R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
[email protected]  707-693-3106

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

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