Associate Vice President for Graduate Education, Grants and Sponsored Research

Springfield College, a private, comprehensive institution, invites applications and nominations for its new Associate Vice President for Graduate Education, Grants and Sponsored Research. Established in 1885, the College is ranked one of the top 12 in the North Region in U.S. News Best Values report and in the 2017 edition of “Best Colleges”, Springfield ranks in the top tier of the “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S. News & World Report. With more than 5,000 students, the College offers 57 undergraduate majors and 21 graduate programs, including three doctoral programs on its main campus through its five schools - Arts, Sciences & Professional Studies, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Health Sciences & Rehabilitation Studies, Professional & Continuing Studies, and Social Work. To learn more about the graduate programs offered at Springfield, please visit Known for its distinctive Humanics Philosophy – the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity, the College is the recipient of the 2016 Presidential Award in Education of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, civic engagement, and service-learning. For more information, please visit the College’s homepage at


As a member of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ leadership team reporting to the Provost, the newly created position of Associate Vice President for Graduate Education, Grants and Sponsored Research will serve as principal leader, administrator and planner for graduate affairs and externally funded scholarship for the College. In collaboration with campus leadership and in alignment with the College’s mission, the incumbent is expected to develop the expectations, infrastructure, policies, procedures and programs to elevate the status of graduate education, increase the capacity and compliance for external grant and sponsored program funding (including the IRB process), and provide advocacy for campus-wide scholarly activities.


Qualifications:  The new Associate Vice President will be a dynamic and collaborative leader and an accomplished scholar with a strong vision for the creation of a service-oriented unit that serves both faculty and graduate students while maintaining the compliance standards of funding agencies and the institution. The College seeks an accomplished scholar with expertise in both research development and administration and experience leading complex teams and/or organizations. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned higher education administrator with a strong record of teaching excellence and grant funded scholarship, who has experience in supervising staff and graduate students, assessing student learning outcomes, budget management, and working with shared governance, curriculum and graduate instruction. The new Associate Vice President must be a strategic thinker, an effective communicator, and be familiar with higher education trends in grants and sponsored research and graduate education. An earned doctorate from an accredited institution and experience commensurate with the ranking of Professor are required.

Application: Interested candidates should submit only a letter of application and resumé/CV to We ask that you not provide references at this time, as they will not be retained. For a confidential discussion, contact Amanda O’Donnell, Search Manager, at 800-992-9277. For guaranteed, full consideration, please submit materials by September 5, 2017.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment. Candidate confidentiality is a priority.