Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Marietta College, a co-educational liberal arts college with pre-professional programs located in historic Marietta, Ohio invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Dean of the Faculty (Provost/DOF). The Provost/DOF serves as the second in command and fills in for the President in his absence. The College seeks an experienced academic leader and administrator with a strong record of progressive leadership.

Marietta College enrolls nearly 1,200 undergraduate students and offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs, including one of the best liberal arts-based Petroleum Engineering curriculums in the nation and an Education program that boasts a 100 percent job placement rate for its graduates. The College enrolls more than 90 graduate students and offers graduate programs in Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology, and Athletic Training.

The College has been recognized as “Best in the Midwest” by U.S. News & World Report, Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, Princeton Review’s “Best Midwestern College”, Barron’s “Best Buys in College Education”, and “Best in the Nation.”

Marietta, Ohio is located in southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers and is the oldest city in the state of Ohio. Marietta, with a population of over 13,000, is known as the “Riverboat Town” and is located 11 miles northeast of Parkersburg, West Virginia. The larger Mid-Ohio Valley metropolitan area has a combined population of around 133,000.

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty is the Chief Academic Officer of the College, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the College. The Provost/DOF serves as the number two executive leader of the College and conducts the duties of the Office of President of the College when the President is unable or unavailable.

The Provost/DOF oversees all academic departments, The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business/Office of Community Engagement, the Legacy Library, the Career Center, the Office of Education Abroad, the Academic Resource Center/The Writing Center, the Worthington Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Institutional Research, and the Registrar/Records Office.

The Provost/DOF is supervised by the President and supervises two Associate Provosts (Chief Retention Officer and Chief Transition Officer), other academic administrators, and professional and support staff.

The next Provost and Dean of the Faculty will have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree; academic credentials consistent with the rank of Professor, as demonstrated by a distinguished record of teaching, scholarly publications, and/or creative accomplishments that exhibit commitment to academic excellence; a history of progressively responsible, successful experience as an academic administrator at the Dean level or above involving both graduate and undergraduate programs, including responsibility for budget, personnel management, and evaluation; experience in strategic planning, assessment of program effectiveness, and development of policy to enhance academic units within the College and with national and regional accrediting bodies (especially support for upcoming HLC Accreditation in 2025-26); and a demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity.

For additional skills, qualifications, and information on Marietta, please access the full position profile at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Please send a cover letter and CV and the names and contact information for five professional references to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in Marietta, Ohio. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.

Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. The College seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Marietta College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.