Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Vacancy 2021
Molloy College seeks a strategic, collaborative, innovative, and responsive leader to serve as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost and VPAA will have the opportunity to lead and empower a community of strong faculty and staff, and to develop transformative program experiences for a talented and growing student body of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. The Provost and VPAA will find Molloy to be committed to its value-centered, multidimensional education that is grounded in the Dominican tradition of the College, ideals of truth and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual, and to full engagement of the campus with the community, which begins with its location in Rockville Centre, Long Island – under an hour from New York City – and extends outward to encompass the country and world.
Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college located in Long Island, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, Amityville. Molloy provides over 5,000 students (3,510 undergraduate, 1,465 graduate, and 140 doctoral) with a variety of competitive academic programs including liberal arts and sciences, business, education and social work, mental health counseling, nursing, allied health and communication sciences and disorders. As College enrollment has increased by 20% in the past ten years, the graduation rate has increased to 73%, the highest of any private college on Long Island, and the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate has reached 88%, among the highest in the nation. Combining the strengths of academic excellence and leadership with personal, compassionate mentoring, Molloy brings out the best in every student.
Molloy College offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, as well as continuing education, professional development, and newly approved micro-credential options. The academic division of Molloy College is overseen by the Provost and VPAA. In 2018, the College completed the process of reorganizing from a division model into four schools: The School of Business, School of Education and Human Services, School of Arts & Sciences, and the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Academic Division also includes the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, the Library, and the office of Research and Scholarship, which oversees the Faculty Professional Center and the Office of Blended and Online Learning. This larger academic restructuring supports Molloy College in its long-term goal of gaining university status.
Reporting directly to the President and serving on the President’s Cabinet as the first among equals, the Provost and VPAA’s core responsibilities include leading the institution in the President’s absence, supporting and championing the College’s faculty, leading a process of innovation and transformation for the future, working with the President and faculty to create and implement academic priorities, identification of, and allocation of resources to support these priorities, and providing high-level vision and leadership for the College’s many academic departments and programs. Given Molloy’s strong focus on undergraduate and graduate education, the Provost and VPAA is also deeply involved at an individual and systematic level in supporting the College’s students both inside and outside the classroom.
The Provost and VPAA leads and serves a full-time faculty of approximately 187 (as well as more than 500 part-time faculty) within four schools, and a staff of approximately 170 in areas such as the Library, Academic Support Services, DSS/STEEP, Faculty Professional Center, and the Office of International Education. The Provost and VPAA administers a budget of approximately $56 million.
The Provost and VPAA will serve as the chief academic officer of the College, and therefore, the ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate and a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service that would merit appointment as a full professor in one of the College’s departments. In addition, they should have significant administrative experience appropriate to the size and complexity of the Provost and VPAA’s role.
For full consideration, interested parties are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and CV as soon as possible. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be sent in confidence to:
Steve Leo, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Managing Associate
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Molloy College takes its responsibility seriously to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. In its effort to provide an optimal learning environment the College seeks the appointment of persons who are highly qualified and whose background is appropriate to fill each vacancy. It is College policy to recruit, employ, retain and promote employees without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. In selecting for employment, the College is committed to the highest standard of excellence and will select the best qualified candidate. In cases where there are equally qualified candidates for positions, selection will be made from those groups of persons who have been identified by the Federal and State Governments as having been discriminated against in the past.