Brandeis University

Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Waltham, MA

Brandeis University, a nationally recognized, distinguished research university, seeks an inspiring, experienced, and innovative leader to serve as its Vice Provost for Student Affairs (VPSA). Reporting to the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, and serving on the president’s senior leadership team, the VPSA will be an advocate for all students, a visible campus leader, and a builder of community. The VPSA will join Brandeis at an opportune time to set a strategy for student affairs, further enhance the connection between the curricular and co-curricular experiences, and build a more inclusive campus.

In 1948, when many top-tier colleges and universities were openly exclusionary, the American Jewish community founded Brandeis University (Brandeis) as a non-sectarian university that would welcome and support exceptional faculty and highly motivated students of all backgrounds and beliefs. Today, Brandeis is a medium-sized private research university with global reach, dedicated to first-rate undergraduate and graduate education while making groundbreaking intellectual discoveries. Their over 550 faculty members are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The University’s 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students are talented, curious, compassionate, and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for innovation and higher education, Brandeis remains animated by a core set of values: a reverence for learning, critical thinking, and tikkun olam—the using of one’s intellectual and material gifts to help heal the world.

Brandeis is at an important inflection point in its history. The progress towards becoming one of the country’s leading institutions in such a short period of time is unprecedented. Now, Brandeis is seeking a dynamic professional with a deep understanding of, and commitment to, student development and best practices in student affairs at a complex institution. Brandeis seeks a VPSA who is visionary, collaborative, and deeply committed to graduate and undergraduate student life, community engagement, and inclusive excellence. With a highly personalized approach and visible presence on campus, the VPSA will serve as a critical strategic thought partner to the trustees, president, cabinet, faculty, staff, and students.

Please send all nominations, inquiries, and resumes with cover letters electronically and in confidence to:

Natalie Leonhard or Carmen Delehanty

Isaacson, Miller

1300 19th St., NW

Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036  

Brandeis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.