Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Keystone College, a private college in the liberal arts tradition located in La Plume, Pennsylvania, fifteen miles west of Scranton, invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1868, Keystone was the first institution of higher education in the region. Keystone provides a high quality and welcoming educational experience by embracing its core values of integrity, curiosity, civility, and learning. The College is a fully accredited institution, offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. Serving more than 1,400 students, Keystone offers over 40 degree options, as well as accelerated certification programs available to students throughout the day and evening, over the weekend and online, with summer programming options, and a veterans- friendly atmosphere. Fifty-four full-time and numerous part-time faculty members provide academically rigorous curricula and help foster a global perspective on cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, and life-long learning. The liberal arts traditions at Keystone, along with the many services offered to students, allow graduates to become career-ready and engaged citizens. For more information about the College, please explore

The Opportunity: Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ensures that the academic curriculum sustains the academic standards of the College’s accrediting and licensing agencies and appropriately reflects the mission of the Campus. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides vision and leadership to the academic department heads, the faculty, and all academic support personnel. S/he will manage the budget of the Academic Affairs Office; establish the priorities and plans for program development as well as faculty recruitment and development; supervise all matters relating to curriculum and instruction in the College, including outreach, evening and summer courses, scheduling and overloads; create the annual Operational Plan for the division of Academic Affairs and evaluate the progress toward goals and objectives; serve on the Vice President’s Council; coordinate and chair meetings of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees; and serve as chief administrative officer in the absence of the President.

Qualifications: The next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will exhibit dedication to the liberal arts mission of the College and possess a thorough understanding of College operations and all aspects of academic function. With a collaborative, inclusive, and collegial leadership style, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to shared governance and a proven ability to communicate and work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Along with a strong background of administrative and teaching experience, an earned doctorate and evidence of scholarly activities are required.

Location: Keystone’s campus rests on 276 scenic acres in the historic Lackawanna Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania. The region boasts beautiful landscapes highlighted by the Endless Mountains. Surrounded by hills and waterways, the region features historic sites from the age of the industrial revolution, outdoor recreation and winter sports, and cultural entertainment. La Plume offers comfortable living and is located within a two-hour drive from New York City, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.

Application: Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and résumé/CV to RPA Inc. at Please do not submit references at this stage, as they will not be retained. For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please call Amanda O’Donnell, Search Manager, at 800-992-9277. The first review of candidates will begin on March 16, 2017, and interviews will commence thereafter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position will be available starting July 1, 2017. 

Keystone College is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identification or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.