New England College — Vice President for Academic Affairs

New England College (NEC) seeks nominations for and expressions of interest for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs.

New England College is a private, liberal arts-based comprehensive college located in the quintessential New England town of Henniker, New Hampshire. The institution is dedicated to providing exceptional education for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from the region, across the country, and around the world.

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report in Tier 2 of baccalaureate colleges in the north, New England College offers students a robust, thorough, and engaging educational experience focused on experiential learning. One of 10 founding members of Project Pericles, this national initiative promotes learning through civic engagement and social responsibility. New England College was also named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service. Time Magazine recognizes NEC as one of the top 25 colleges in the nation for building diversity in the student body.

Founded in 1946, New England College was established to serve the needs of veterans attending college on the G.I. Bill after World War II. New England College offers a dynamic and transformational educational experience in a picturesque campus setting. The Contoocook River runs through the center of town and alongside the campus; a covered bridge joins the main campus with roughly 20 acres of athletic fields. Due to New Hampshire’s unique first-in-the-nation primary status, virtually every presidential candidate appears on or near campus during the campaign season.

New England College’s next Vice President for Academic Affairs will join a collaborative, innovative, and nimble senior team led by President Michele Perkins. An important member of that team, the VPAA will focus on academic quality, sustainable growth, and programmatic creativity to meet the needs of the students of the future. Further integrating the student experience inside and outside the curriculum, as well as student success, will be important priorities for the new VPAA.

New England College seeks an innovative, pragmatic, collaborative, and student-focused academic leader, who will forward the College’s broad institutional strategy to grow in size, strength, and reputation. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is preferred. The successful candidate should have administrative experience in higher education, excellent skills in communicating with faculty, students, alumni, and staff, and a familiarity with emerging pedagogies and academic technologies. Non-traditional candidates with exceptional qualifications will also be considered. Review of nominations and applications will begin in October of 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins July 1, 2017. Please address all inquiries and materials to Katherine Haley, Ph.D. (603.748.4399) or Thomas Horgan, Ed.D. (603.568.8237) or

New England College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, veteran’s status or disability in regard to treatment, access to or employment in its programs and activities, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities needing accommodation should contact the ADA Compliance Officer.

New England College is committed to providing equal opportunity in all conditions of employment and creating a welcoming and supportive environment that celebrates diversity. If an imbalance is found to exist, the college will make good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote persons underrepresented in the workplace.