Assistant Vice President - Academic Affairs

Minot State University, Minot
Jun 13, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

Assistant Vice President - Academic Affairs
Full-Time, Benefited
Position Number 00103554

Position Summary
Minot State University invites applications from exceptional candidates interested in serving as its next Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA). The AVPAA serves as one of the senior academic officers at the University and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The AVPAA must advocate and advance the academic interests, quality, and vision of the university in collaboration with the VPAA.
Under the direction of the VPAA, the AVPAA oversees academic success services, first-year programming, and multidisciplinary programs, including development, guidance, assessment, policies, and procedures. The AVPAA is directly responsible for the following:

  • The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning which includes peer mentoring, peer tutoring, academic advising, first-year learning communities, orientation, welcome week, Starfish early alert, and student engagement.
  • General Studies Program
  • Honors Program
  • Office of International Programs
  • Gordon B. Olson Library

The AVPAA also serves on related campus committees as chair or as a member (e.g., Retention Committee, General Education Committee, and University Cabinet).
The AVPAA assists the VPAA and department/division chairs in curricular planning and academic program reviews and accreditation. He or she reviews and resolves student complaints related to academics, and represents the University at professional meetings, at campus events, and in the community as requested. He or she also supports strategic planning initiatives, new faculty orientation, faculty development and evaluation, student and faculty travel requests, and other tasks and projects as assigned by the VPAA.
Candidates for this position must have the following qualifications:

  • Terminal degree, doctorate preferred, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Significant documented record of success as a faculty member at a four-year college or university and as an academic administrator (e.g., department or division chair, dean, and/or director).
  • Experience with multidisciplinary programs, partnerships, and/or research.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of student success initiatives and first-year programming.
  • Interest in and dedication to civic engagement methodologies, such as internships, service learning, and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff diversity, learning, and development.
  • Proven ability to work positively with staff and with faculty across a variety of disciplines.
  • Open leadership style with demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative and collegial environment, and with a successful record of consensus building.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in development and implementation of policies and programs.
  • Experience in using data and data analysis to inform decision making.

The minimum salary for this position is $105,000. Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer-paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, tuition waiver benefits, sick and annual leave. Other benefits provided by the University include long-term disability insurance, the ability to share and receive leave from other employees in certain circumstances, flexible spending plan for medical and dependent care expenses, and life insurance. Explore MSU benefits.
Application Procedures
Candidates must submit an application packet including a completed employment application, a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement describing administrative philosophy, unofficial copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, and names and contact information of four professional references. Applicants may, but are not required to, submit at most three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin July 3, 2017.  The anticipated start date is August 2017.  For more information, contact Laurie Geller at or at 701-858-3310. Click here to apply.
Additional Information
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The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request.  A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment. 

MSU is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference.