The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio invites nominations and expressions of interest as the University begins its search for a new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University.


A private institution founded in 1846, Mount Union offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s nearly 2,300 students can select from 53 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs in physician assistant studies (M.S.), educational leadership (M.A.), and physical therapy (D.P.T.). Known for its academic excellence and personal approach, the institution boasts a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, an average class size of 19, and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, 87% of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields.


The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic, and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and in graduate study.


The VPAA and Dean serves as the chief academic officer of the University and is responsible for Mount Union’s educational mission and academic program. In fulfilling this role, the VPAA and Dean serves as the leader and advocate for the academic program and faculty, as a key member of the President’s Council, and as chief liaison officer to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. In addition to oversight of all academic departments and programs, the VPAA and Dean oversees key administrative areas, including athletics; the library; institutional effectiveness; the reg­istrar; the Digital, Written, and Oral Communication Center; the Spectrum Education Center; the Center for Global Education; the Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement; and the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center.


Details about the leadership opportunities offered by this position and the nomination/application process may be found at:  To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received on or before January 31, 2017.


Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent electronically to:

Scott Mason, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Program


Michelle Sundstrom, Vice President for Enrollment Management


VPAA and Dean of the University Search Committee

University of Mount Union at:


This search is being assisted by:


Loren Anderson, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

AGB Search

Cell: (253) 223-3566


The University of Mount Union prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orien­tation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information, in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now, or may hereafter be, re­quired by university policy and federal or state law. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Office of Human Resources, Beeghly Hall, (330) 829-6560,