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Provost Search

Franklin & Marshall College is pursuing a national search for its next Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the College’s chief academic officer. A highly selective, national liberal arts college, Franklin & Marshall seeks a dynamic, energetic leader who can serve as an articulate spokesperson for the liberal arts in a setting that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The new Provost and Dean of the Faculty will be identified during spring 2014 and is expected to assume her or his new role at or around July 1, 2014.

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Serving as a member of the College’s senior leadership team, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty works closely with faculty, professional staff, the President and the Board of Trustees to bring academic leadership to questions of institutional strategy. The Provost and Dean of the Faculty is responsible for the institution’s academic program and for recruiting and supporting a talented and diverse faculty. The Provost’s Office also oversees a series of co-curricular and curriculum-supporting enterprises, including the College libraries, the Phillips Museum of Art, the Writing Center, the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment, the Joseph International Center, the Office of International Programs and a newly launched Faculty Center. In addition, the Provost and Dean of the Faculty will provide strategic academic leadership in a comprehensive philanthropic campaign beginning in July 2014.

Founded in 1787, Franklin & Marshall prizes its strong faculty-student community centered on small classes and faculty-student research. F&M is proud of its faculty-led College House system, which blends residential community, intellectual exploration, and student self-governance. With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, the College enrolls approximately 2,300 students of diverse backgrounds from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. Its faculty members are exceptional teachers and active scholars with a nationally recognized reputation for rigor and accessibility.

Franklin & Marshall’s 247-acre campus is located in Lancaster, PA, a diverse and progressive city of 60,000 at the center of a metropolitan area of over 500,000, with a lively arts culture, historic downtown, and easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C. The College’s President, Daniel R. Porterfield, leads a community with great momentum, a clear sense of vision and strategic direction, strong financial resources, and a well-maintained historic campus.

This position is anticipated to begin July, 2014. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence and electronically no later than November 25, 2013 to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP F&

For more information, please visit Franklin & Marshall’s home page at Franklin & Marshall College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

The Provost Search Committee:

A Provost Search Committee of faculty and professional staff was formed in spring 2013 and began work in earnest in the fall. Its members are:

Lisa Gasbarrone (Chair of the Provost Search Committee)
Professor of French, Chair International Studies Program

Daniel R. Ardia
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair Biological Foundations of Behavior

J. Samuel Houser
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff

Mary Ann Levine
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Interim Director of the Faculty Center

Andrea N. Lommen
Associate Professor of Astronomy, Director of Grundy Observatory and Chair of Physics & Astronomy

David L. McMahan
Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies

David R. Proulx
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

Bryan T. Stinchfield
Assistant Professor of Organization Studies

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