Vice President for Academic Affairs


Medaille College
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Medaille College invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). With locations in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, Medaille ( is an independent, liberal arts-based four-year college that serves the higher education needs of Western and Central New York, USA and Southern Ontario, Canada. It is considered one of the most innovative and competitive small colleges in the region.

Founded in 1875, Medaille embraces the mission to serve diverse learners: first-generation students, working students, and adults returning to the classroom. There is a deep commitment to the community and a belief that student achievement is higher when classroom learning is supported by external experiential learning. Well known for flexible delivery systems, the College offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through day, evening, weekend, hybrid, and online programs to more than 1,000 traditional undergraduate and 1,000 adult and graduate students.

Medaille has a variety of niche academic programs that set it apart, including the Veterinary Technology program, offering both associates and bachelor's degrees; and a robust suite of mental health degree programs including Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Counseling Doctoral Program, and other certificates; and the highly sought-after MBA with a concentration in Project Management.

Reporting to President Kenneth Macur, the (VPAA) is the Chief Academic Officer and serves as the second officer of the College. The VPAA is responsible for strategic leadership, effective management and community building in academic affairs. The successful leader will be both visionary and pragmatic, a forward-looking creative thinker and change agent who builds a vision and a plan that pursues the aspirations of the College and is grounded in the reality of these times.

At its core, Medaille College is about the success of the student it serves. The College seeks a VPAA with a unique blend of leadership skills and experiences including a passion for serving students across multiple dimensions of diversity, a focus on student achievement through high quality learning experiences, and a collaborative leadership style that brings people together in pursuit of Medaille's mission.

A full description of the position, including a leadership agenda, desired qualifications and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile:

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Scott Flanagan, a Senior Consultant with Academic Search, at

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Applications should consist of a detailed letter of interest that describes the candidate's interest and alignment with the agenda for leadership, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with current contact information. References will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate. Review of applications will begin on April 5th, 2021, and those received by April 19 are assured full consideration.

Medaille College invites applications from all qualified applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and we support faculty development within a collegial team atmosphere.

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