Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Monmouth College, a private, selective, residential undergraduate liberal arts college, located in Monmouth, Illinois, seeks nominations and applications for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of the Faculty. The new VPAA and Dean is to assume office no later than Summer 2019.

Established in 1853, Monmouth is home to approximately 1,000 students, drawn from 31 states and 24 countries. Some 31 percent are domestic students of color, and over 40 percent first generation. One of the most distinctive characteristics of Monmouth College is its commitment to being a place of high opportunity and high achievement. Through a very generous program of student financial aid and scholarships, Monmouth seeks to ensure that any bright and motivated student may participate in this experience regardless of family financial circumstances. At the same time, Monmouth seeks to maintain and enhance a rigorous and innovative experience in what it calls the liberating arts and sciences.

Monmouth College is located less than four hours from Chicago and St. Louis, in West Central Illinois, with approximately 9,500 residents. The communities of Galesburg, Peoria, Macomb, Burlington, and the Quad Cities, which all offer a variety of historical sites, shopping, restaurants, and arts and festivals, are all within an hour's drive. Alternatively, Chicago is easily accessible by local Amtrak service. The majority of College faculty and staff choose to reside in Monmouth, many just blocks from the campus.

The VPAA and Dean serves as a part of President Clarence Wyatt's senior leadership team and will work with the Board of Trustees, president, fellow administrators, faculty, and staff to help shepherd the College into a new era. This is an exciting time to join the Monmouth College community—the College is well under way in implementing a new strategic plan and is in the early stages of an intensive fundraising campaign aimed primarily at significantly increasing the College's endowment. It will be important for the new VPAA and Dean to inspire academic excellence amongst faculty and students by providing visionary leadership that promotes innovation, engagement, and diversity for the College community. For additional information about the College, community, and the qualifications sought in the next VPAA and Dean, please visit:

The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations listed within the profile, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to The position is open until filled but only applications received by November 5, 2018, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Jay Lemons at or Andrea Cowsert at

Monmouth College is an equal opportunity employer.

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