The Beacon College community enthusiastically invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs at Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. The College seeks a visionary, strategic, and experienced academic leader to join a liberal arts and sciences institution committed to the belief that given the right environment, support, and tools, all students can succeed.
In its search for a new Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Beacon community is intent upon attracting an educational leader and colleague who is visionary, collaborative, and strategic in assessing academic needs as well as engaging the faculty and community in setting new curricular paths and academic structures.
About Beacon College
Beacon College is a uniquely positioned accredited national institution of higher education with a global reach, currently serving over 500 (mostly residential) students. Over the past decade, the institution has earned significant acclaim for its distinctive mission: providing a competitive liberal arts-based undergraduate education exclusively to collegians with neurodiverse learning profiles. In recent years, Beacon has broadened its span of influence, innovating with leading edge pre-college transitional programming and carefully engaging in targeted domestic and international partnerships. Beacon College is located in the quintessential and comfortable Southern city of Leesburg, Florida (population 27,000), forty-five miles northwest of Orlando and an hour’s drive to both Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
The VPAA will assume leadership at a time of institutional growth and financial stability. Beacon College seeks a dynamic chief academic officer with the broad-based knowledge, experience, and a record of sustained achievement in postsecondary instruction and administration. The competitive candidate for this position should have a significant background in undergraduate teaching, solid administrative and supervisory credentials, and experience with and advocacy on behalf of students with learning and attention issues (LAI) in either higher education or secondary schools.
Among the requirements for the VPAA position is a doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) in an academic discipline from a regionally accredited (or similarly recognized) institution of higher education; a tangible professional record of achievement as a teacher/scholar and as a strategic and inclusive leader devoted to the highest standards of integrity, problem solving, and excellence in written and verbal communication; leadership skills in negotiating complex collegiate environments; an established track record of creating a culture of teamwork, trust, open and regular communication, mutual respect, and a commitment to best practices in instructional design, program delivery, the supervision/professional development of a diverse workforce; and demonstrated use of data-driven decisions to advance institutional priorities related to academic and operational affairs.
The search process is one of strictest confidentiality. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download and review the full position profile at Vice President of Academic Affairs Profile
Although the position is open until filled, only applications received by Monday, October 30, 2023, can be assured full consideration. The expected start date for the position is July 1, 2024.
Beacon College is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, and employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Beacon College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of college-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of institutional facilities.