Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

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Job TitleAssociate Provost for Graduate Studies and ResearchLocationAlpineDepartmentOffice of Sponsored ProgramsJob No.Posting Date05/20/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment Date09/01/2019Salary$90,000 - $120,000Required

Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a research discipline taught at Sul Ross State University or in a related field. Established record of research program oversight with supervision and mentoring, graduate advising, record of effective leadership, management, and organizational skills, established record of peer-reviewed scholarship, a minimum of ten years university teaching experience and five years experience in academic administration. Excellent administrative skills including: experience with budgeting, supervision, university teaching and research, strong communication skills, computer literacy, and humanistic skills – ability to work with individuals in diverse academic areas, and a record of academic accomplishment and established reputation as an academic leader that warrants a tenured faculty appointment.

PreferredPrimary Responsibilities

Essential: General oversight of the university’s chairs of the departments in Graduate Studies for the Alpine campus, and the academic research mission and priorities at the Sul Ross State University Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses for faculty conducting research, research scientists and research technicians.

The Associate Provost works to assure the high quality of the graduate programs. Accordingly, the Associate Provost receives graduate theses from each academic college, reviews the theses for conformity to university-established standards for theses, and submits the theses for publication. The Associate Provost works with the Graduate Council to verify the credentials of the Graduate and Associate Graduate faculty and to assure that faculty members meet the standards required of Graduate and Associate Graduate Faculty. The Associate Provost is responsible for facilitating the assessment of each graduate program according to the mandates of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the accrediting agency. The Associate Provost administers the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts degree, overseeing the completion of degree plans, the formation of graduate committees, and the submission of prospectuses and projects required to complete the liberal arts degree.

The Associate Provost promotes, facilitates and supports research, education, scholarly, creative, service and outreach activities, including external funding of such activities. The Associate Provost leads the establishment and implementation of research strategic goals, policies and practices in collaboration with deans, directors, department chairs, faculty and research personnel and supervises grant directors as assigned.

Commitment to diversity in graduate students, research, leadership, and recruitment and retention from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. Promotes research excellence and integrity, and assesses research program effectiveness. The Associate Provost conducts other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Non-Essential: Attend various meetings as a representative of Sul Ross State University as they pertain to graduate studies, research and extramural funding, such as, but not limited to the Texas State University System Chief Research Officer meeting, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and governmental and non-governmental research and funding organizations.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.


Instructions to applicants

Submit letter of interest, resume, transcripts, contact information for three references

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
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  2. Transcript 3
  3. Transcript 4
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    Posted: 5/21/2019
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