Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Saint Mary’s College, a Catholic women’s college of national standing in the liberal arts tradition, is seeking its next Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, who will lead the faculty as well as curricular and co-curricular support units in developing and implementing strategic initiatives involving undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. The College seeks a visionary leader who promotes excellence, innovation, and diversity while maintaining the highest academic standards. The new Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs is expected to take office on or about June 1, 2017.

Saint Mary’s is a welcoming community of approximately 1,600 students, talented professors, and dedicated staff. Intimate classes averaging fewer than 20 students each encourage close, meaningful relationships among students as well as between students and faculty. In addition to offering a number of strong professional programs, in 2015 the College introduced graduate programs, enrolling both men and women in data science, speech language pathology, and nursing practice.

Saint Mary’s sits on a beautiful 100-acre campus, along the Saint Joseph River in Notre Dame, Indiana. Located just minutes from historic downtown South Bend, Saint Mary’s is nestled within the South Bend-metropolitan area, a multi-city region of 500,000 that is the cultural, economic, and transportation hub of northern Indiana.

The Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of Saint Mary’s College. Reporting directly to President Janice Cervelli, the Provost serves on her Cabinet and as the chief executive officer and spokesperson in the President’s absence. The Provost also serves on the College budget committee, as liaison to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee and as secretary of the Academic Affairs Council, which s/he chairs in the President’s absence. Direct reports include the Dean of Faculty, Chief Information Officer, Registrar, and Directors of the Career Crossings Office, Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership, Campus and Community Events, and Cushwa-Leighton Library.

For additional information about the College, position, and qualifications sought, please visit:

The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and attributes listed in the position profile, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full 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. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to

The position is open until filled but only applications received by January 19, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Andrea Warren Hamos at or Andrea Cowsert at