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Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Lewiston, ME

Bates College, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, seeks a dynamic intellectual leader and collaborative campus partner to serve as Vice President for Equity and Inclusion (VPEI). This position reports to the President and serves on the senior staff. The successful candidate will be a highly respected leader with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the VPEI will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the ideals of equity, inclusion, and social justice are inherent in the relationships, practices, and activities of Bates’ students, staff, and faculty. A substantial portion of this position will be devoted to working with faculty across disciplines to achieve inclusive excellence from a curricular, pedagogical, and recruitment perspective. In addition, the next VPEI will work closely with senior leaders to develop institutional strategy, implement initiatives, improve institutional culture, and build organizational capacity.

Ponneh Varho is leading this search with Marc St. Hilaire.

Bates College is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and curriculum. We encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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