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Dean of Students
Amherst College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, seeks a new Dean of Students to lead the College’s efforts to provide an exemplary student experience. The Dean of Students will be a compelling campus leader, a builder of community, and a talented senior administrator of broad reach and high visibility, who will report directly to the President. Above all, Amherst seeks a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the values of an inclusive, residential liberal arts education.
The new Dean of Students will play a defining role in the experience of all Amherst students and will enhance the quality of life in the Amherst community at a time of significant change and transition. The position demands both visionary leadership and a thorough understanding of the best practices in student affairs. Success will require understanding and optimizing the interdependence of the academic and co-curricular aspects of the students’ education.
Founded in 1821, Amherst College has a long tradition of academic excellence. Today, it is one of the most selective and diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation. It has a distinguished faculty of 200 teacher-scholars educating a student population of 1,795 men and women. Its exceptional students are drawn by the open curriculum, the intimacy of instruction, the diversity of the student body, and the College's reputation for excellence.
In June 2011, the Board of Trustees appointed Carolyn "Biddy" Martin as Amherst College's 19th president. To identify a new Dean of Students, President Martin has named an eight-member search committee that includes faculty, students, and administrators. The committee is assisted by the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller.
Review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. Nominations, applications, and inquiries should be sent in confidence to: Ponneh Varho, Managing Associate, Ben Tobin, Senior Associate, Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.
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