The University of Findlay invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). This is a defining opportunity to lead the academic enterprise of an institution with impressive momentum. The University of Findlay’s profile is on an exciting upward trajectory. Under the leadership of President Katherine Rowe Fell, the institution offers its next academic leader a diverse array of strong programs, an entrepreneurial approach to curricular development, a committed and expanded faculty, a collegial senior leadership team, and strong resource stewardship.
Established in 1882, The University of Findlay is the largest and most diverse private educational institution in northwest Ohio. It enrolls more than 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students on its lovely 80-acre main campus. Through its College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and College of Pharmacy, Findlay offers nearly 60 majors leading to 79 unique degrees. Distinctive and renowned programs include equestrian studies, pre-veterinary medicine, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant, as well as environmental, safety, and occupational health management and a new program in health informatics.
A high premium is placed on experiential and service learning at Findlay, and concerted efforts have been made to formalize relationships with businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities in the region and nationally to enhance in-class learning. The University is ideally situated near the urban centers of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland, and Columbus.
Findlay’s next VPAA will embrace the University’s mission to “equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers.” Experience with successful short- and long-range planning, program review and assessment, faculty development, curricular innovation, and partnership building will be important, as will leadership and relational attributes that inspire confidence, foster trust, and draw on the potential of others.
The appointment of Findlay’s next VPAA will become effective in summer 2013. Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the search prospectus, which contains additional information about the nature of this opportunity and the application process at:
To receive fullest consideration, application materials should be received on or before April 1, 2013.
Confidential nominations, expressions of interest, and inquiries may be directed to:
Ms. Julie E. Tea, Senior Consultant
The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.