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Dartmouth College - Provost

Hanover, NH

Job Description

Dartmouth College seeks a distinguished academic and administrative leader to serve as its next provost. This is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled and dynamic individual to join the college as it approaches the 250th anniversary of its founding and reaffirms its commitment to scholarship and teaching at the highest levels.  
Founded in 1769 and located in bucolic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth remains committed to offering a comprehensive liberal arts education and graduate programs in medicine, business, the sciences, and engineering. A founding member of the Ivy League with a rich scholarly tradition, Dartmouth is consistently counted among the country’s finest research institutions. It educates 4,200 undergraduates and 1,950 graduate students in the School of Graduate and Advanced Studies that includes Arts and Sciences, and three outstanding professional schools: the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
Reporting to President Philip Hanlon, the provost serves as the president’s chief deputy and Dartmouth’s chief academic officer, responsible for the academic integrity of the institution; for all programs and administrative offices related to student life; and, in consultation with faculty, officers, and the board of trustees, for long-range and strategic planning and new initiatives. To ensure the academic mission is supported, the provost also operates as the chief budget officer. The provost serves in a leadership role, in consultation with the deans of the major academic units, as well as the leaders of numerous centers, programs, and institutes, to facilitate cross-disciplinary activity and foster innovation in teaching and research.

In addition to an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, the successful candidate will bring a deep interest in shaping the future of higher education through innovative, collaborative, and wise leadership and responsible and strategic budget oversight.
Dartmouth has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters can be sent in confidence to Robin Mamlet, Philip Tang, and Robert Luke at A comprehensive leadership profile is available below.

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