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Vice President of Academic Affairs

T.J. Arant
Dr. T.J. Arant

T.J. Arant, Ph.D.,
Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs

Phone: (570)674-6403

Quality education, career preparation and service leadership are the hallmarks of a Misericordia University education. We challenge you to engage in one of our rigorous academic programs which will provide you with the opportunity to build a strong knowledge base in your chosen field while also engaging you in career-related and service leadership experiences in one of our specialized programs. We offer day, evening and weekend formats for undergraduate and graduate students or certificate programs for those interested in advancing their skills. I feel certain that you will find Misericordia University to be the right place for you to live and learn.

Attention: Misericordia University (MU) announces a search for its next Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), an uncommon opportunity for academic leadership at a special moment in the life of the institution.

The Misericordia University Search Committee will be accepting nominations and evaluating application materials on a rolling basis through the rest of 2014, and will begin to narrow the candidate pool early in January 2015. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new vice president is selected, candidates should submit materials by Monday, January 5, for the most favorable consideration. Final selection will be made by early March and the new VPAA will be invited to begin work on or about July 1, 2015.

Dr. Thomas B. Courtice of AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may contact him at or at (614) 395-3229. Application materials should be submitted to:

Dr. Marnie Hiester Chair,
VPAA Search Committee

Materials should include a letter of candidacy that responds to The Agenda for the New VPAA, a complete CV or resume, and the names and contact information (phone and email) for three references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence.

Click here to download the complete VPAA search brochure for additional information.


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