Sewanee: The University of the South — Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee (University), seeks a collaborative, strategic, and proactive leader to serve as the next Assistant Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR). This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished Human Resources professional to lead a dedicated team and serve the Sewanee community as a member of the Vice Chancellor's Cabinet.

Sewanee comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and living and serving in the community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville.

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Operations, the AVPHR is responsible for critical functions such as Human Resources strategy, university policies and procedures, employee relations, labor relations, talent acquisition and onboarding, HRIS, compensation, benefits, and payroll. In addition, the AVPHR will frequently be called upon to provide counsel and guidance to members of the Cabinet and administrative leaders. The AVPHR will be highly visible, accessible, and engaged with the campus community. They will also manage a Human Resources team that is committed to providing quality programming and services to a workforce that is the foundation of the Sewanee experience. To that end, each member of the team is committed to engaging with the University community in an equitable, inclusive, and respectful manner. The AVPHR will ensure that the team continues to partner with faculty and staff to provide proactive consultation and guidance, payroll support, and resources that help recruit, onboard, develop, support, and retain a diverse and highly skilled workforce.

Please download the position profile on the Academic Search website for more information about the University, qualifications, and application materials/process. Nominations and applications should be sent to To ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be received by Thursday, June 23, 2022. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Senior Consultant Dianne Kenney (Bookings link). When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee's full name, position, institution, and email address.

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to an approved medical or religious exemption.

Sewanee: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.