Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences

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Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences


Georgia College & State University is seeking a dynamic academic leader to serve as the Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences who will report to the Provost and Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs. To succeed, the Associate Provost for Transformative Experiences must understand and demonstrate a commitment to the mission and vision of Georgia College & State University and be prepared to contribute to the values associated with a vibrant, high-performing public liberal-arts university. The Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences assists the Provost/Sr. VPAA and two other Associate Provosts in determining and implementing the University’s strategic priorities, providing leadership to the academic colleges and Academic Affairs units, fostering faculty and staff achievement, and supporting engaged student-learning. The Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences will oversee the Office of Transformative Learning Experiences and will be responsible for the institution’s GC Journeys program as well as overseeing Leadership Programs, the Honors Program, and working with faculty and academic leaders to support, expand and enhance mentored undergraduate research. Additionally, the Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences will take a leadership role in advancing the institution’s curriculum in meeting LEAP standards and advancing the liberal arts curriculum. This position will provide support to faculty and academic leaders across campus in developing robust curricular and co-curricular programs. This position will ensure appropriate tracking of all transformative experiences (i.e., high impact practices), and analyze data and share with campus community.

The Office of Academic Affairs creates, supports, and enhances a student-centered academic environment which frames the University’s mission and vision. It is the administrative center which drives the academic enterprise at GCSU. Responsible to the President of the University, it has three primary roles:

  • Leading. The Office of Academic Affairs working with Academic Leaders and Faculty, articulates an academic vision for the University, sets the overall academic direction of the University, and establishes the academic agenda for the future.
  • Facilitating. Through its role in the establishment of programs, policies, procedures, and standards; in the selection, evaluation, and development of faculty and staff; in the review of academic programs; in the allocation of funds; and in the provision of information, it facilitates the accomplishment of the University’s mission and its academic goals.
  • Coordinating. It sets a context for the University’s various academic colleges, programs, and services—maintaining a broad and coherent institutional perspective, so that the needs and character of individual programs are addressed within an institutional framework.

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For full consideration all required materials must be submitted in the system by March 21, 2019; Open until filled.

Minimum qualifications: 

• A significant record of successful, sustained academic leadership and management as a senior university administrator with university-wide responsibilities.
• Demonstrated analytical abilities, including the ability to utilize data to inform decision-making.
• Successful experience in addressing challenges and opportunities related to retention, progression and graduation of students.
• Broad understanding of role of faculty and staff with regards to student-centered success.
• Broad understanding of high-impact practices and how to successfully implement such programs.
• Broad understanding of the role of undergraduate research and how its advancement can empower students to succeed.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across units and build collaborative teams and organizational structures to advance the strategic objectives of the university.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively prepare and deliver reports to key audiences and the ability to effectively represent the university.
• Earned doctoral degree in an academic discipline offered at Georgia College and sufficient academic and scholarly achievement to be eligible for appointment as a tenured Professor associated with a current academic discipline at the University.

Required skills:

• Full-time leadership at varying levels (i.e., department chair, dean, assistant/associate provost)
• Strategic planning and implementation
• Successive/multiyear administrative and management level experience including faculty and staff supervision (hiring and annual reviews)
• Managing and supervising faculty and staff
• Managing a complex budget
• Academic credentials and excellence in teaching, scholarship and service within discipline

Preferred qualifications:

• 5+ sequential years’ experience in providing leadership, and in administering and managing student and/or faculty programs
• 10+ years of academic teaching experience





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Job No: Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Expe
Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 4/27/2019
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