Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Savannah, Georgia (US)
May 16, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall have direct reporting responsibility for all College/School Deans and ultimate responsibility for all matters pertaining to academic affairs. Through the offices of University Administration, the Vice Chancellor will directly report to the Chancellor and will provide guidance to the Campus Presidents, Directors, and Deans of Academic Affairs and Operations. The Vice Chancellor has responsibility for the entire system of South University for the development and implementation of the strategic plan, academic policy, regional and programmatic accreditation, and curriculum. In that capacity, the Vice Chancellor will chair the strategic planning committee, serve on the University Leadership Team, and supervise curriculum development. The Vice Chancellor will also keep the Chancellor and the South University Board of Trustees informed on academic matters. The Vice Chancellor shall have final approval on the credentialing and hiring of all faculty at all South University.


• Implementing faculty employment criteria, faculty ranking and compensation plan.
• Approving/monitoring academic schools’ budgets and operations.
• Planning/implementing faculty performance review process.
• Planning/implementing faculty professional development and faculty recognition opportunities.
• Ensuring implementation of all academic policies as stated in the university catalog.
• Ensuring timely development of new programs and implementation of approved curricula changes.
• Creating and seeking approval for new academic policies, and resolving questions related to appropriate implementation or existing academic policies.
• Coordinating, editing and if necessary, writing all academic publications, including the university catalog, faculty handbook and academic job descriptions.
• Supervising/coordinating overall academic operations of all campuses, including online.
• Maintaining an effective assessment plan for all academic programs.
• Supervision of all College Deans, Institutional Effectiveness and Research, Libraries, , Curriculum, Academic Policy, QEP, and Regional and Programmatic Accreditation.
• Performing additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

• PhD
• Successful record of prior academic/administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit private college or university
• Proficiency in and experience with administrative systems such as Xitracs and SharePoint.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regional and programmatic accreditation standards..
• Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
• Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.

Reports to: University Chancellor
Supervises: Assistant/Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, departmental staff, College/School Deans
Interfaces with: All levels of staff, faculty, and university leadership.

The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include ability to adjust focus and close vision.

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