Mount Holyoke College — Provost and Dean of Faculty

Mount Holyoke invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Dean of Faculty.   

Mount Holyoke College is a world-renowned women’s college that is gender diverse, enrolling women, transgender, and non-binary students. Since 1837, it has offered an engaged and intellectually adventurous education, taught by an innovative faculty dedicated to their students and passionate about their disciplines. The first and oldest of the prestigious Seven Sisters, Mount Holyoke prepares students with the skills necessary to become confident leaders in a rapidly changing world. Mount Holyoke is ranked consistently as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and the College’s students go on to make a difference across a wide variety of professional and civic endeavors.

As the chief academic officer, the Provost and Dean of Faculty (hereafter the Dean of Faculty) is responsible for advancing the academic mission of the College, including curricular vision and support, faculty research, faculty governance, and academic budgeting and infrastructure. The Dean of Faculty will oversee an operating budget of $52 million spanning 35 academic departments and programs and work closely with divisions and staff across the College. The College’s three academic centers, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, the Weissman Center for Leadership and the College Art Museum, are also a part of Mount Holyoke’s Academic Affairs division. Additional areas of responsibility include the Office of the Registrar, the Teaching and Learning Initiative and the of the Nexus programs; as well as shared responsibility for the leadership of Library, Information, and Technology Services, particularly in relation to support for teaching and scholarship. Beyond Mount Holyoke’s academic programs, the Dean of Faculty will collaborate with the Five College Consortium on shared initiatives, departments, programs, and faculty hiring. 

The Dean of Faculty will enhance the reputation of the College and provide support for faculty development and scholarship as well as curricular innovation. With approximately 50 direct reports including 35 department chairs, two associate deans who also serve as the Director of the Science Center and the Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative, an academic budget manager, an academic policy and communication specialist, a faculty recruitment manager, and two administrative support professionals, the Dean of Faculty will inspire and champion Mount Holyoke’s faculty and academic staff in providing transformative opportunities for learning, growth, and the creation of new knowledge that make Mount Holyoke a distinctive and nationally renowned liberal arts college.

For best consideration, please send all nominations, expressions of interest, and applications to:

Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Sara Swisher-Anderson, Senior Search Associate

For more information, please visit Mount Holyoke’s home page at

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.