Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Carlow University, a private, Catholic, liberal arts, comprehensive University in Pittsburgh, PA, seeks an innovative and exceptional Provost with demonstrated experience in higher education to lead the University in advancing academic programs, optimizing learning, and innovating through partnerships. Applicants must have an earned doctorate, demonstrated substantial higher education leadership experience, a record of scholarly achievement sufficient to qualify for full professor at Carlow, and a student-centered perspective.

Carlow University was founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow, an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, is committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow is recognized as a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for 2016-17. Carlow has also been selected by Abound as a provider of Top Degrees for Adult Undergraduates for 2017 and is regionally ranked by US News & World Report. The University was recently named one of Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money."

Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer and provides leadership to and administrative oversight of all academic functions and personnel at Carlow, including education, research, faculty, and academic support. The purpose of the Office of Academic Affairs is to ensure that all graduate and undergraduate students experience a challenging and rewarding education consistent with the University's mission. It comprises undergraduate and graduate programs, academic services and assessment, arts and sciences, professional studies, library services, honors program, advising, admissions, international studies, research, and early childhood education through middle school.

How to Apply

The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence to:

Applications received by January 8, 2018 can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo at or Chris Butler at

Further information on the search, including a list of responsibilities and qualifications, is available in the search prospectus: 

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations. 

Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.