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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Provost

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Montgomery College (MC) in Maryland invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Provost (SVPAA/CP), for an expected appointment to begin on January 1, 2024. Reporting to the president, Dr. Jermaine F. Williams, the SVPAA/CP leads the academic operations of Montgomery College to support the fulfillment of the mission, implementation of the strategic plan, and realization of the College’s transformational aspirations. Reporting directly to the SVPAA/CP are two associate senior vice presidents; four vice president/provost positions, each of which oversees an academic unit and a campus or off-campus locations; the vice president for E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence; the office operations director; and an executive associate.

About the College
Our Mission
Montgomery College is where students discover their passions and unlock their potential to transform lives, enrich the community, and change the world.

Chartered in 1946, Montgomery College has served the community with distinction and achieved a position of national prominence. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland—a vibrant, diverse, and economically robust community of more than one million people—adjacent to Washington, D.C., and 30 miles south of Baltimore, the College pursues a student-centered approach, with a heightened intentional focus on equitably enhancing student access, completion, and post-completion success. Montgomery College is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor of Maryland. The College is deeply committed to equity and inclusion as a grounding for all its work and serves over 40,000 credit and noncredit students on three campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, and a collegewide Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit with centers in Gaithersburg and Wheaton, an East County Education Center slated to open in FY24, a central administrative services center, community engagement sites, and other off-campus locations.

Racially and culturally diverse, the College enrolls students from Montgomery County, the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and more than 160 countries. MC has more than 480 full-time instructional and counseling faculty members, 850 part-time instructional faculty members, and 330 Workforce Development and Continuing Education faculty members. In total, more than 1,600 full-time and part-time well-qualified and talented faculty members, and 1,400 staff members and administrators are dedicated to student success.

The Position

The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Provost is the chief academic officer of the institution. In this role, the SVPAA/CP will engage with all faculty—those who are full-time and part-time, those who teach credit and noncredit courses—to inspire and motivate them to excel in every classroom and student engagement, to innovate teaching methods and curricula, and to support student success, especially in alignment with the Student Success Policy. To accomplish this, the SVPAA/CP must be well informed about current trends in higher education and be prepared to lead the College into the future and must be a data-informed decision maker with a high degree of emotional intelligence, who is committed to the principles of servant leadership, the community college mission, equity and inclusion, teamwork, participatory governance, and collective bargaining. The SVPAA/CP must be student centered and possess the characteristics of sound judgment, creativity, openness, flexibility, integrity, introspection, resourcefulness, and humility. The successful candidate will be expected to be driven by a passion for the College’s mission and to work in and foster team environments where positive conflict is welcomed, and psychological safety is ensured.

The SVPAA/CP is a senior advisor to the President, especially on matters regarding curricula, the College’s academic program array, and strategies to navigate the changing landscape of higher education. The SVPAA/CP serves as a member of the Cabinet and other administrative groups.

The SVPAA/CP should have a terminal degree in a discipline offered at the College along with five years full-time teaching experience and five years of progressive administrative experience.

SVPAA/CP Prospectus



July 17, 2023
Position announcement posted

September 11, 2023
Best date by which to submit application materials

October–November 2023
Candidate Interviews

By January 1, 2024
New Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Provost assumes position*
*An earlier or later start date may be considered