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Vice President For Academic Affairs And Dean Of The College

Roanoke College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Roanoke College seeks an accomplished and innovative leader to serve as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is an independent, residential, liberal arts college serving 1,900 undergraduate students. It is located on an attractive 80-acre campus in Salem, Virginia, only minutes away from the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the city of Roanoke, which has been named a top city in which to live and retire. With a 13:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 18, Roanoke College features small classes and excellent mentoring. It offers an innovative core curriculum and more than 96 areas of study in the full range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines, cross-disciplinary programs, as well as programs to prepare students for careers in the health professions. The College is committed to educating students to Live on Purpose and prepare for productive and meaningful careers and for leadership in an increasingly diverse and global community.

The next Vice President/Dean has an exciting opportunity to provide leadership for a faculty and staff ready for an examination of the current curriculum, while preparing to invest in new programs to address student interest and grow enrollment. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and others in the cabinet, the Vice President/Dean will ensure a high quality experience both within and outside the classroom. The appointee will aim to diversify the faculty and staff and aid their efforts to support students from all backgrounds, from college entry to graduation and beyond. The Vice President/Dean will bring successful experience in balancing a consensus-driven style with decisiveness and a sense of urgency in promoting change. Additional information about the College and the leadership agenda and qualifications for the next Vice President/Dean are available in the Search Prospectus:

Academic Search is assisting Roanoke College in the search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation by contacting Sharon Herzberger ( The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, January 30, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted in confidence to Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.

Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Roanoke College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

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