Newman University — Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Newman University invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Based in the vibrant city of Wichita, Kansas, Newman is home to a diverse group of approximately 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students in a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. The legacy of its founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), informs every facet of this private, Catholic university.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer of the University, a member of the President's Cabinet, and represents the President during his or her absence from Newman's main campus. The VPAA administers all academic programs involving instruction, research/scholarly/creative work, and extension. The VPAA is responsible for advising the President on matters relating to overall planning, allocation of resources, and the development and evaluation of academic programs. It is anticipated that the next VPAA will understand the role of higher education academic administration in a rapidly changing environment. It is expected that the next VPAA appreciate and support the values, mission, religious affiliation, and history of Newman University. The appointee is expected to take office by January 3, 2022.

Academic Search is assisting Newman with this search. For more information about the position, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. To submit a nomination, please send the nominee's full name, title, institution, and email address to For more information about Newman University, please visit

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.