Hamburg, New York




Hilbert College is launching a national search for its next Provost/VPAA.  The provost is Hilbert's chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic, student life, and related programs. While serving as the “first among equals” on Hilbert's senior leadership team, the provost will serve at a time of renewed institutional planning and in an ethos where challenging the status quo will be welcomed.

Hilbert is an independent college that embraces its Catholic Franciscan heritage and values. Located just south of Buffalo, the college's ability to incorporate and build on resources available in the surrounding urban area is unusually attractive. Engaging in the next iteration of a strategic plan and supporting the change that will result from the plan, the provost will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of this fine small college.

Hilbert serves a diverse student body of nearly 1,000, including traditional undergraduates, full and part-time graduate students, and students enrolled in the college's adult and evening programs. Students select from 17 undergraduate majors including highly regarded programs in criminal justice and forensic science, both of which have attracted attention regionally and nationally. The current student to faculty ratio is 13:1, allowing Hilbert to sustain its commitment to individual student achievement and transformation.

The provost's leadership will set the overall tone in which Hilbert's academic program is administered and embraced by all members of the college community. The college's mission and the intensity of faculty/student relationships create a meaningful platform of expectations for the provost which will include enriching the sense of community on campus, encouraging creativity and innovation, strengthening Hilbert's shared governance model, and raising the frequency of high-impact learning.

Prior to making application, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the specific attributes desired in Hilbert's next provost and the details of the application process by reviewing the Provost Search Profile at  Candidates are requested to submit materials by Saturday, January 14, 2017, for most favorable consideration. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by:


Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.

Search Consultant


Hilbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply