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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Carleton College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
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Full Time
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Carleton College invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (“Provost”).

Consistently ranked among the top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges, top 10 Most Innovative Schools, and a leading college for Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News and World Report, Carleton College is committed to providing an exemplary learning experience to students from around the world. Located in historic Northfield, Minnesota – just 40 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul – Carleton boasts an outstanding faculty, engaged students, and a passionate alumni body.

Characterized by its close-knit and intellectually curious community, Carleton enrolls just under 2,000 undergraduate students who forge their own definitions of success, would prefer to collaborate than compete, and are encouraged to explore bold paths. Across 45 academic departments and programs, Carleton’s approximately 250-member faculty consists of accomplished teacher-scholars actively engaged with a bright, highly motivated, and increasingly diverse body of students. Faculty and students alike have garnered national attention for scholarship; Carleton has produced two Rhodes Scholars, seven Marshall Scholars, and six Churchill Scholars, and students regularly win Fulbright, Watson, National Science Foundation, and other fellowships. In recent years, the College has made significant strides toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 30 percent of students identifying as students of color.

Reporting to President Alison Byerly, the Provost serves as a pivotal member of the College’s senior team and is the point person overseeing the College’s academic mission and programs. The Provost’s areas of oversight include Academic Advising; Academic Departments and Programs; Athletics and Recreation; the Animal Colony; Arboretum; the Centers for Community and Civic Engagement, Language, Learning and Teaching, and the Quantitative Resource and Science Education Resource Center; the College Writing Program; the Arts; Educational Research; IT; the Library and Archives; Off-campus Studies; the Registrar; Student Fellowships; and the Teaching Museum and Collections. The Provost chairs the Budget Committee, manages a $73 million budget, and the Office of the Provost partners with and supports Carleton’s faculty, staff, and students both within and outside the classroom.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a collaborative leadership style and deep commitment to shared governance, along with significant experience in the classroom working directly with and teaching undergraduate students. Furthermore, the next Provost will be a skilled administrator passionately committed to liberal arts education and possessing experience in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism on campus. They will hold a Ph.D. in a department or program housed at Carleton College, and preferably will qualify for appointment as full professor.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck,
Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate

For more information, please visit Carleton College’s home page at

Carleton College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Chronicle of Higher Education Size: 1/3 page 5 x 9

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