Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College


Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Washington & Jefferson College

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) seeks an experienced academic leader to join the leadership team of President John Knapp as the College's Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College (VPAA). The VPAA will be an integral member of President Knapp's senior-level team and will take on responsibility for leadership in his absence. The College seeks candidates with outstanding communication skills, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a clear understanding of higher education and the liberal arts as the learning necessary to realize meaningful lives and professional success.The College's sound institutional foundation, coupled with its impressive momentum, offers outstanding leadership opportunity for the next VPAA who is expected to assume office on or before July 1, 2019.

Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College was founded in 1781 and is the nation's eleventh oldest college. Committed to providing undergraduates with a top-ranked, four-year, co-educational education, W&J aspires to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. Ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges, the College is above all focused on student success and embraces a holistic approach to the student experience.

W&J combines outstanding classroom experiences with opportunities to test knowledge in the world beyond campus.The College offers 34 majors and 27 minors in a variety of rewarding fields. The curriculum allows for flexibility and creativity, enabling students to pursue pre-professional and special programs and concentrations that are interdisciplinary in nature. W&J attracts students from all backgrounds and all walks of life and encourages them to engage with ideas and projects that will challenge their boundaries. These students are attracted to the rigor of the institution, the strong connections they establish with a talented faculty and staff, and the solid and proven outcomes of their W&J education.

For more than 200 years, the College's distinguished alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions. W&J graduates have gone on to become leaders in every industry for more than two centuries. The College's distinct combination of renowned faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, individual attention, and abundant opportunities for research, internships, and study abroad in a liberal arts setting provides students with the ultimate preparation to achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about Washington and Jefferson College, thisopportunity and the process of candidacy, please visit: Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultants Andrea Warren Hamos at or Sharon Herzberger at

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