Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, seeks an experienced and highly qualified leader to assume the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA). The Provost/VPAA reports directly to President Margaret L. Drugovich and will manage a multi-faceted division while serving as a key member of the College’s senior leadership team and the President’s Cabinet and working closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the senior staff liaison to the Academic Program Committee.  The College seeks a leader who values experience-enhanced liberal arts education, and is prepared to promote and support pedagogical innovation, undergraduate research, international study, and career and internship development, as well as the development of graduate, certificate programs and online educational offerings.

The Provost/VPAA is the College’s Chief Academic Officer and the President’s primary advisor on academic matters, providing future-oriented, innovative and strategic leadership for the College’s academic program. The Provost/VPAA will lead and work collaboratively with the faculty to establish and execute on priorities for Hartwick’s academic programs and activities, and ensure the quality of all academic offerings.  The Provost/VPAA oversees all academic programs as well as academic support areas including: Academic Advising; Library; Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement; Center for Student Success; and several programs and other areas of operation, including the Honors Program, Yager Museum of Art & Culture and the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution; a record of teaching, scholarship and service commensurate with the rank of full professor; and significant, relevant and progressively responsible experience in academic administration.  Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to a student-centered, experience enhanced, holistic approach to liberal arts education that underscores excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service to the College and the community as well as personal enjoyment in being a visible, approachable and actively involved leader both on and off campus.

Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, experiential learning, and the immersive experience of its Pine Lake Environmental Campus. Through a range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, college-led study abroad opportunities, and a January Term that provides global learning experience, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the unpredictable challenges ahead.  The College's innovative Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree program has gained national attention.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 17, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae/resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. In addition, a statement is required addressing how past, and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement ( Each document should be sent as a separate attachments via email to the Hartwick College consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D. and Jennifer G. Bauer at the email address  The consultants can be reached through the desk of Angela Bettis at (301)654-5070. 

Hartwick College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran, or marital status. We welcome applications from the community, alumni, and the general public.