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. It also offers an undergraduate degree completion in both a place‐based and online model.
Antioch University’s mission is to “provide learner‐centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.”
Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.
Our Core Values
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The University offers quality academic programs relevant to the needs of today’s learners and embraces experiential learning by bridging academic outcomes with the real-world experience of all members of its learning community.
Nurturing Student Achievement
The University educates the whole person by cultivating personal growth, pragmatic idealism, and the achievement of professional goals.
Supporting Scholarship and Service
The University supports the active engagement of students and faculty in both scholarship and service. Antioch values the creative and deliberative application of teaching and learning to ‘further social, economic and environmental justice.’
A Commitment to Social Engagement
The University maintains a historic commitment to promoting social justice and the common good. Students graduate from Antioch University with a heightened sense of their power and purpose as scholars, practitioners, and global citizens.
Building and Serving Inclusive Communities
The University nurtures inclusive communities of learners, inspiring diversity of thought and action. Antioch University engages and supports the educational, cultural, and environmental vitality of the diverse regional, national, and international communities that it serves.
Provost Commencement Address Highlights Institutional Mission, Democracy, and Free Speech in These Trying Times
The Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) recently recognized 16 new graduates at their 2018 commencement ceremony last month. As part of the ceremony, GSLC Provost Dr. Laurien Alexandre shared powerful remarks calling upon all to reflect on Antioch University’s historic mission, the fragile state of our country’s current democracy, and freedom of speech and expression in these times.
Antioch University Faculty, Staff & Students share what Antioch means to them
Antioch University seeks a visionary and seasoned academic leader inspired by our institution’s historic, progressive mission to provide students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance economic, social and environmental justice. Antioch’s first President, Horace Mann, implored graduates to “win victories for humanity,” and that has been our guiding light for over 166 years. We are looking for a leader who is excited by the challenges of leading change and sees great opportunities in working collaboratively to empower Antioch as a site of engaged teaching and learning for adult learners across the country.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost is the chief academic officer for this distinctive, mission-driven national University. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for academic vision, planning, and leadership in strengthening Antioch University as a vibrant, innovative, sustainable and thriving institution.
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.
The VCAA oversees all operations of the university related to curriculum, assessment, student success, academic personnel management, budget planning, and fiscal management for the Academic Affairs. The Vice Chancellor has direct supervision responsibilities for campus 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. The VCAA represents Antioch University in professional associations, accreditation meetings and relevant academic conferences and gatherings aligned with the mission and directions of Antioch University.
The position reports directly to the University Chancellor and advises the Chancellor on academic matters. The VCAA works collaboratively with other members of the Chancellor’s Executive Team and the University Leadership Council, (ULC). Faculty voice and shared governance are integral aspects of our academic governance and are accomplished primarily through the University Academic Council, (UAC), comprised of both faculty representatives and the provosts of the campuses and other operating units. The Vice Chancellor co-chairs the University Academic Council with an elected faculty representative and chairs the Council of Chief Academic Officers, which includes the provosts. In addition, the Vice Chancellor provides direct administrative support and guidance to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Governors.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- In an ongoing effort to achieve the vision of “One Antioch,” leads the university-wide academic transformation process to achieve the integrated and effectively networked university; Inspires faculty and academic staff with the vision of our mission to position the university as the national university for the 21st
- Leads strategic academic planning and development including the expansion of the University’s academic program portfolio through scaling existing programs across the University as well as in new locations and launching innovative programming in fields and disciplines not currently offered by the University, assuring that program design and instructional delivery systems will be attractive and meet the needs of current and future learners.
- Oversees the implementation of a University collaborative and integrated model for online courses and virtual and hybrid programs as part of the effort to provide opportunities for learners to engage with a high-quality Antioch education wherever they are
- 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
- Through co-leadership of the University Academic Council, ensures effective academic governance and emboldens academic voice in decision-making.
- 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
- 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.
With the assistance of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Success:
- Oversees the coordination of the highest quality, 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
- Oversees the development and monitoring of student success metrics and associated institutional
- Oversees the promotion of a culture of inquiry and evidence-based teaching, learning, and outcome assessment practices in academic programs and manages institutional research and effectiveness
- Oversees all academic administrative operations and processes assuring institutional compliance with university, state, accreditation, and federal academic policies and regulations.
Education and Experience:
- Earned doctorate in one’s field from an accredited institution of higher education
- A minimum of at least 10 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 or higher level required.
- Leadership experience in strategic planning, program development, curriculum and instruction, student learning outcomes and assessment, and student retention.
- Successful full-time faculty experience in an accredited institution, preferably at the graduate level, with a record of teaching, research and publications equivalent to Associate Professor.
- Experience overseeing, protecting, expanding, and leveraging an institution’s fiscal Demonstrated experience in budget development and management.
- Experience with academic innovation and
- Experience with serving adult and nontraditional
- A thorough understanding and commitment to both liberal arts, graduate, and professional education.
- Experience with leading the use of academic technology to enhance teaching and learning preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Effective leadership skills, innovative thinking, and creative
- Ability to inspire and lead new program development and innovative academic strategies that extend beyond the institution’s existing
- Commitment to students, especially adults and non-traditional students, including a respect for their potential as learners and leaders.
- Commitment to academic excellence and the enhancement of the faculty role in higher educational
- Ability to work in a participatory academic
- Commitment to achieving institutional and programmatic diversity, inclusion, and equity; cultural competency as demonstrated by sensitivity to, and appreciation of, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic and social
- 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
- Ability to plan and administer multiple budgets consistent with achieving organizational
- Ability as a consensus builder with a management style that is inclusive and collaborative and who values, supports, motivates, and develops
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
- Proficiency with a wide range technological tools such as Microsoft Office Apps, Google Apps, Zoom, and
Hours and Location of Employment:
This is a full-time position serving a geographically dispersed faculty, staff and student body in a networked and integrated national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the Chancellor.
This position is situated in the Office of the Chancellor, located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. That said, as a national University with campuses in four states, the Vice Chancellor’s office may be located on any of the University’s campus locations. Significant travel is required as well as managing and collaborating with supervisors, peers and direct reports in multiple time zones.
- Full-time position
- Start date is Summer 2019
- Extensive domestic travel required
- Email cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline is October 5, 2018, or until the position is filled
For more information:
- Contact the Search Committee Chair, Laurien Alexandre, at email@example.com
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 legally protected classification.