Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost
The review process for applications will begin July 2, 2018.
Applicants will continue to be received until the position is filled.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost is the chief academic officer for the University, reporting to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor has leadership and oversight responsibility for academic strategic planning and the implementation of academic programs of the University. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for academic and student-related policy development, as well as providing significant input in fiscal planning as it relates to all academic matters.
As a member of the Chancellor’s staff, the Vice Chancellor advises the Chancellor on academic matters and works collaboratively with other members of the Chancellor’s Executive Team and the University Leadership Council. The Vice Chancellor co-chairs the University Academic Council with an elected faculty representative and chairs the Council of Chief Academic Officers. In addition, the Vice Chancellor provide staff support to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Governors.
The Vice Chancellor is responsible for all operations of the university related to academic leadership, curriculum, assessment, student success, academic personnel management, budget planning, and fiscal management for the Academic Affairs. The Vice Chancellor has direct supervision responsibilities for all Provosts, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success, and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Vice Chancellor builds and sustains academic partnerships with other higher education institutions and with employers, community organizations, and industries to meet their workforce, corporate, and continuing education needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Leads and communicates the university-wide academic transformation process to achieve the networked and integrated One Antioch vision.
• Leads strategic academic planning and the development of both bi-annual tactical plans and longer-range strategic plans.
• Leads the expansion of the University’s academic program portfolio through scaling existing programs across the University as well as in new locations.
• Oversees the development and launch of innovative programming in fields and disciplines not offered by the University, assuring that program design and instructional delivery systems will be attractive and meet the needs of future learners.
• Oversees the implementation of a University collaborative and integrated model for online courses and programs.
• Develops and implements University strategic academic initiatives and projects.
• In collaboration with the VC for Finance, develops and implements a program contribution evaluation system with financial and non-financial criteria for the purpose of academic portfolio planning and resource allocation.
• Through co-leadership of the University Academic Council, promotes academic governance and protects academic voice primarily.
• Supports the continued development of a faculty of distinction, establishing the highest standards in faculty recruitment, appointment, professional development, and retention to enhance consistent excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.
• Oversees the coordination of university-wide student success support services, including but not limited to library services, writing support, disability support services, prior learning assessment, career planning, international studies, registration and student records, and academic technology services.
• Oversees the development and monitoring of student success metrics and associated institutional strategies.
• Oversees the promotion of a culture of inquiry and evidence-based teaching, learning, and outcome assessment practices in academic programs.
• Oversees all academic administrative operations and processes. Assures institutional compliance with university, state, accreditation, and federal academic policies and regulations.
• Oversees the policies and processes associated with regional accreditation of the University.
• Oversees the institutional research and effectiveness activities.
• Collaborates with Provosts and the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement on the pursuit of foundation and grant support for academic innovation aligned with the University’s priorities.
• Develops and implements the operating budget for the office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and budgets for academic projects and initiatives.
• Represents the university and its academic mission to external stakeholders and potential partners.
Education and Experience:
1. Earned doctorate or terminal degree in one’s field from an accredited institution of higher education required.
2. Eight years of progressively responsible academic leadership experience at more than one accredited institution of higher learning and within a multi-campus environment, with at least 5 years of experience at the dean level or higher level required.
3. Experience with serving adult and nontraditional students required.
4. Five years of successful teaching experience or equivalent in an accredited institution of higher learning.
5. Scholarly and professional competence as demonstrated by a record of publication and/or equivalent activity within the academic profession required.
6. Experience with leading the use of academic technology to enhance teaching and learning preferred.
7. Demonstrated successful leadership experience in planning, curriculum and instruction, student learning outcomes and assessment, program development, and student retention.
8. Demonstrated experience overseeing, protecting, expanding, and leveraging an institution’s fiscal resources. Demonstrated experience in budget development and management required.
9. A thorough understanding and commitment to both liberal arts, graduate, and professional education required.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated commitment to students, especially adults and non-traditional students, including a respect for their potential in the educational enterprise.
2. Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and the enhancement of the faculty role in higher educational institutions; ability to work in a participatory academic environment.
3. Demonstrated commitment to achieving program diversity; cultural competency as demonstrated by sensitivity to, and appreciation of, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic and social diversity.
4. Demonstrated ability to inspire and lead new program development and innovative academic strategies that extend beyond the institution’s existing operations.
5. Deep knowledge of the higher education landscape; trends in higher education business models, academic models, teaching modalities, and emerging academic technology; trends in demographics affecting enrollment, markets and the competitive landscape; trends in job markets, and opportunities for innovation and creativity which can advance the university and its vision. Strong leadership skills, innovative thinking, and creative energy
6. Demonstrated ability to plan and administer multiple budgets consistent with achieving organizational goals.
7. Demonstrated ability as a consensus builder with a management style that is inclusive and collaborative and that values, supports, motivates, and develops employees.
8. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally required. Effective presentation skills preferred.
9. Ability to interact with, and respond to, the requests and needs of community leaders.
Hours of Employment:
This is a full-time position serving a national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the Chancellor. The position is situated in the Office of the Chancellor, currently in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Among the more important requirements of this job are the ability to hear, see, speak, ambulate, think, concentrate, verbally communicate, learn and to recall information; the ability to engage in prolonged sitting and standing; light lifting of up to 25 lbs.; transcontinental travel by commercial airlines; ability to drive an automobile; efficient daily use of computers and keyboards for review and response to a large volume of daily emails, document preparation and internet searches; ability to communicate by telephone; and the ability to handle stress and to interact well with others.
Reasonable accommodations from these physical and mental requirements may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in writing to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time. A background check is required for this position.
Antioch University is a national university with strong progressive values and a long history of engagement in social justice since its founding in 1852. It is focused on adult learners with graduate level programs in multiple disciplines including psychology, counseling, family therapy, environmental studies, management, leadership and change, education, and fine arts. Antioch also offers bachelor degree completion programs in liberal studies.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
Qualified applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three references to Randy Davis, Human Resources at the email address listed.
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