Open executive Job in Academic & University Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College


Washington & Jefferson College seeks an experienced academic leader to join the leadership team of President John Knapp as the College’s
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (VPAA). The College seeks candidates with outstanding communication skills,
integrity, a strong work ethic, and a clear understanding of higher education and the liberal arts as the learning necessary to realize
meaningful lives and professional success. The College’s sound institutional foundation, coupled with its impressive momentum, offers
outstanding leadership opportunity for the next VPAA.

Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh,
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) was founded in 1781 and is the nation’s eleventh oldest college. Now in its third century, the
College, a Phi Beta Kappa institution, adheres to the belief that a liberal arts education is not only the best vehicle for personal
intellectual growth, but that it also provides the ideal preparation for professional success. Committed to providing undergraduates with a
top-ranked, four-year, co-educational education, W&J aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, compassion for
others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the
world. Ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges, W&J is above all focused on student success and embraces a holistic approach to
the student experience.

W&J combines outstanding classroom experiences with opportunities to test knowledge in the world
beyond campus. The College offers 33 majors and 27 minors in a variety of rewarding fields. The curriculum allows for flexibility and
creativity, enabling students to pursue pre-professional and special programs and concentrations that are interdisciplinary in nature. Many
students pursue double majors during their time at the College, and interdisciplinary work by students and faculty alike is highly regarded.
Many W&J students study abroad and the College’s recent gift of $4 million to support semester-length study abroad scholarships will
further W&J’s commitment to preparing students for a global world.

W&J attracts students from all backgrounds and all
walks of life and encourages them to engage with ideas and projects that will challenge their boundaries. The W&J student is an
individual who understands the power of education and earnestly and honestly wants to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. These
students are attracted to the rigor of the institution, the strong connections they establish with a talented faculty and staff, and the
solid and proven outcomes of their W&J education.

The College continues to expand educational opportunities while adhering
to the belief that a liberal arts education develops the intellect and the soul, preparing people for work as well as for life. Building on
areas of curricular strength to broaden its curricular reach, Washington & Jefferson reintroduced graduate programs to the curricular
offerings of the College in 2015.

W&J aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, compassion for
others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the
world. W&J graduates have gone on to become leaders in every industry for more than two centuries. The College’s distinct combination of
renowned faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, individual attention, and abundant opportunities for research, internships, and study abroad
in a liberal arts setting provides students with the ultimate preparation to achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

The
new VPAA is expected to assume office on or before July 1, 2018.

For additional information about Washington and Jefferson
College, this opportunity and the process of candidacy, please visit: http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/WJVPAAProfile.pdf.

The College is being assisted by Academic
Search, Inc. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Jerry Israel at jmi@academic-search.com or Andrea Warren Hamos at awh@academic-search.com.


Washington & Jefferson College is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all quali?ed individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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