Suffolk County Community College Vice President For Academic Affairs

Selden, New York
Jun 16, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College



Suffolk County Community College invites nominations and applications for its next Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). As a member of the senior staff, the VPAA will report directly to President Shaun L. McKay, Ed.D. The College is seeking an experienced and accomplished academic leader with the ability to assist the existing leadership to advance the College’s mission of education that transforms lives.


The Vice President for Academic Affairs will be an accomplished and experienced academic leader with the following minimum qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate;

2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies;

3. A record of successful, progressively significant administrative responsibilities in a complex higher education organization at the level of dean or above;

4. Demonstrated ability to provide academic administrative leadership in a consistent, creative, and accountable manner;

5. Extensive proven experience with institutional or academic unit-level accreditation processes and program reviews;

6. A record of scholarly, artistic, or other significant professional achievement.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they possess the following:

1. Proven commitment to a student-centered model;

2. Strong skills in academic program planning, including the development of distance education programs and similar alternatives for non-traditional students;

3. Demonstrated commitment to collegial, consultative processes of shared governance;

4. Commitment to community outreach and workforce program development;

5. Established background in entrepreneurial partnerships;

6. Proven understanding of and commitment to supporting institutional diversity goals for faculty, staff, students and academic programs;

7. Experience with learning communities and interdisciplinary collaborative teaching;

8. Achieved tenure status at the level of Associate Professor or above.

9. Successful career track record in securing funding for new ideas and other projects through grants development efforts;

10. Respect for and experience with the collective bargaining process;

11. Experience in a multi-campus setting;

12. An understanding of the academic issues and challenges faced by today’s community colleges;

13. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of teaching and learning at a community college, with a focus on rigor and intellectual stimulation; and

14. Excellent communication and technology skills.

Complete details regarding this opportunity can be found at:

For more information visit the College web site at


In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are brought to campus.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Candidates for the position should submit three separate documents: A cover letter that specifically addresses the leadership agenda and required and desired characteristics listed above; a current CV with email address and cellular telephone number; a reference list with the names, home and business telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references.

Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the appropriate candidate has been appointed. All materials should be submitted to

Inquires can be made with Senior Consultant Shirley Pippins (, or by telephone at 202-332-4049.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy: Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual

orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, military and veteran’s status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the college community.

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