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Provost/Vice President, Academic Affairs

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Department: Academic Affairs
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).  

       

      This recruitment is being handled by an outside agency.  For full position profile, please visit: https://rhperry.com/profile/stanstateprovostprofile.pdf.


      Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer and senior administrator in the Division of Academic Affairs. The Provost serves as the University’s executive officer in the President’s absence. The Provost is responsible for providing academic and strategic leadership for all undergraduate, graduate, and research programs of the University, with oversight of the four Academic Colleges (the College of Business Administration; the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work; and the College of Science), as well as the University Library, University Extended and International Education, the Stockton Campus, the future division of Graduate Studies and Research, grants and contracts, academic resource management, Service Learning, and Faculty Affairs.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Working closely with academic deans, department chairs, the Academic Senate, Associated Students, Inc. Student Government, Labor Council and Staff Council, and the President’s cabinet members to support and enhance student retention, graduation, and success;
      • Advancing effective pedagogy, faculty and student research, and interdisciplinary program development that effectively integrates academic technologies;
      • Overseeing the development, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of academic programs and student learning outcomes;
      • Identifying and allocating resources to achieve strategic academic goals and priorities;
      • Connecting the Stockton campus with the division of Academic Affairs and Provost’s Advisory Council, department chairs, and faculty to continue to develop a strategic plan to enhance the Stockton campus. It will be important for the Provost to work with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Vice President for Business and Finance, and the Vice President for University Advancement, respectively, to expand student services, and improve facilities and classrooms, and fundraise for the Stockton campus;
      • Engaging and working with Stockton stakeholders, including K-12 and higher education leaders, elected officials, local and state government leaders, and community-based organizations, with the expectation of becoming more active with the President to work closely with these important constituents;
      • Recruiting, supporting, and retaining an outstanding, diverse, innovative faculty and academic administrative and support staff committed to the mission of the University and the success of its students;
      • Promoting and advancing a stimulating and collegial academic environment, shared governance, scholarly work, and service;
      • Engaging with the community and external organizations, and integrating the Provost Advisory Council, comprised of deans and other leaders, with relevant community stakeholders;
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

      Experience:  A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible senior leadership in Academic Affairs administration and experience managing professional staff at the Director, Associate Vice President, or Dean level and above;

    • Preferred Qualification

      • Experience with fostering partnerships between the University and K-16 leaders and educators; 
      • Familiarity with the application of instructional technology;  
      • Experience with workforce development and training. 
    • Required Qualifications

      • Scholarly activity, including publications and/or leadership in appropriate professional organizations;
      • An entrepreneurial focus with experience in developing, implementing, sustaining and reinvesting in programs as well as in discontinuing/sun setting programs. The Provost must have the ability to adapt to circumstances quickly in order to keep programs on the cutting edge;
      • A strong commitment and record of achievement in DEISJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice), with experience working with diverse communities and students;
      • Skilled at managing a multi-million-dollar budget within a complex campus, system and state budgetary environment;
      • Experience with creating a vision and a strategic plan to accomplish the vision for Academic Affairs;
      • Demonstrated expertise in program and regional accreditation, from preparation to successful reaccreditation;
      • Successful experience and effective skills at working with unions and faculty and staff union representatives;
      • Experience collaborating closely with the President in support of a comprehensive fundraising campaign for the University;
      • Demonstrated ability to support a highly collaborative, solution-oriented climate while building trust and maintaining transparency;
      • A commitment to maintain an environment that supports research and creative activities for both faculty and students;
      • Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in linking education to career and workforce development for firstgeneration students;
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to build consensus across faculty, staff and student governance structures to effectively meet current and future needs;
      • Must possess extraordinary communication and listening skills, and the ability to manage crisis communications (pandemic issues, emergencies, etc.) that result in a climate of mutual respect across faculty, staff, administrators, and students;
      • Evidence of the ability to meaningfully engage stakeholders and deal effectively with crisis. Demonstrated willingness to engage in ex-post discussion of actions, and to acknowledge both successes and failures in pursuit of developing even more effective responses to future challenges;
      • Demonstrated experience working with and developing a collaborative partnership with Student Affairs;
      • Demonstrated proficiency with and understanding of highimpact practices (HIPs) in supporting student success, and the ability to use data and analytics to identify leading indicators of student retention and success;
      • Competence in using data-driven strategies at the institutional, division and unit levels to evaluate and assess learning programs and services, with a focus on improvement;
      • Commitment to building infrastructure and providing leadership that supports graduate studies, research, and grants and contracts;
      • Clear understanding of current CSU and national higher education issues and policies;
      • Knowledge of campus and CSU policies, procedures and practices in the area of Academic Affairs;
      • Ability to develop institutional policies and practices that are consistent with trends in federal, state, and higher education law;
      • Ability to mentor staff and advance a culture of service and collaboration with all campus and system constituencies;
      • Ability to lead by example in promoting a healthy work/life balance for faculty, staff and administrators;
      • Knowledge of, sensitivity to, and demonstrated experience working in a higher education setting with students, faculty, staff and administrators whose identities and backgrounds are ethnically, culturally, racially, sexually, gender, class, and physically diverse;
      • Demonstrated experience working effectively in an academic shared governance environment;
      • Successful experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • This recruitment is being handled by an outside agency.  To be considered, qualified candidates should submit a 1) a cover letter that addresses the position’s responsibilities and qualifications; 2) a current résumé or CV; and 3) the contact information for three professional references.  To apply, please visit:  http://rhperry.com/StanStateProvost/
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN APRIL 15, 2021.  (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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