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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Shippensburg University

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Provosts, Vice Presidents
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Shippensburg University
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Shippensburg University (SU), a premier public university located in south-central Pennsylvania, seeks its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA). SU offers more than 250 undergraduate programs, graduate and doctoral programs, international and nationally accredited programs, NCAA Division II athletics and a vibrant and inclusive campus community to over 5,000 students.

Founded in 1871, SU boasts a picturesque 210-acre campus, located approximately two-hours from Baltimore and Washington, DC. SU has a long and proud history centered on serving the educational, social and cultural needs of Pennsylvania students in a technologically evolving world. The University's 340 faculty members are leaders in their respective fields, providing small class sizes and a meaningful, personalized education experience.

Reporting directly to President Charles E. Patterson, the Provost/VPAA provides executive-level leadership and strategic vision for the academic mission of Shippensburg University. The Provost/VPAA should be a forward-thinking leader with the ability to motivate and support innovative teaching technologies and methodologies. They should have broad administrative and academic experience that supports the diverse mission of a comprehensive regional public university, and be a skilled communicator and collaborative relationship builder. A full description of the position can be found in the position profile, including the leadership agenda and application process. The successful candidate is expected to take office by July 2024.

The search committee will begin reviewing materials in March, and applications received by March 3, 2024 are assured full consideration. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Further information about Shippensburg University is available at

Academic Search is assisting Shippensburg University in this national search and the consultants are eager to speak with prospective candidates. Confidential conversations are encouraged before application and may be arranged directly with senior consultant Dr. Pamela Balch (304- 678-7797) or consultant Disa Mason.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a bachelor and master’s degree granting institution with a rich history of teaching excellence.  Established in 1871, Shippensburg has grown into a comprehensive regional public university, serving a population of 6000 undergraduate and 1000 graduate students.  As a result of our commitment to the academic preparation of students, including undergraduate research and internship opportunities, the University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top universities in the North in its publication America’s Best Colleges 2011.  The University also continues to be recognized through the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey identifying “Great Colleges to Work For.”

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