Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Shippensburg University invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

With a mission of student learning and personal development through highly effective and innovative teaching, complemented by a variety of out-of-classroom experiences, Shippensburg University offers unique resources to help students make the transition to college and prepare for employment or further studies. The University credits its personalized attention as a key contributor to the success of its students and its academic programs. With a student body of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 340 faculty, Shippensburg values its student-centered culture and its ability to build engaging, immersive relationships between students and faculty.

Reporting to President Laurie A. Carter, J.D., the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer responsible for providing the academic vision for the University. The Provost oversees responsibility for the College of Arts and Sciences with its new School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Services, and the John L. Grove College of Business, as well as the Honors College, Graduate Studies, the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (Ship PCDE), Ezra Lehman Memorial Library, the Institute for Public Service and Sponsored Programs, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Testing Center. As a key member of the President’s executive management team, the Provost is responsible for ensuring University academic programs and faculty are student-centered and of the highest quality. Partnering with the President and her executive management team, the academic deans, and faculty, the Provost fosters growth in students, faculty, and academic offerings to meet the current and emerging civic and economic needs of the region. A visionary leader and a savvy academic innovator, the Provost will possess strong interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of Shippensburg University, including the institution’s four pillars of student success, telling our story, community engagement, and quality.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest electronically and in confidence to:

Jim Sirianni, Partner

Carol Fairborn, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

For more information, please visit Shippensburg University’s home page at

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.