Vice President of Academic Affairs
Midway University seeks an innovative and accomplished leader for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). Founded in 1847, Midway University provides a career-focused education grounded in the liberal arts to 1700 students in traditional programs as well as undergraduate and graduate programs for working adults offered in-seat and online. The campus is in Midway, Kentucky and is 15 miles outside Lexington. Midway University has experienced significant enrollment growth over the last three years and is managing several construction and renovation projects through fundraising to sustain that growth. The next VPAA will be expected to lead the expansion of academic programming to drive additional enrollment growth.
Reporting directly to the President, the VPAA is the chief academic officer and will work collaboratively with the faculty and administration to provide leadership in curricular innovation, teaching, learning outcomes assessment, continuous quality improvement, faculty development, advising, retention, and completion. The VPAA oversees the deans and faculty of three schools, the student success center, the registrar, information technology and the library, and institutional research and effectiveness. The VPAA also serves as Accreditation Liaison to SACSCOC and ensures that the university is in compliance with all institutional and programmatic accreditations as well as federal and state regulations pertaining to academic operations.
Midway University seeks an individual who has a passion for the mission and values of the institution; is a strategic thinker who can build on a rich institutional history and initiate change through collaboration; is conversant with higher education trends; understands the financial aspects of an institution; demonstrates an understanding of the role of technology in education; is collaborative with athletics; exhibits a commitment to diversity; has experience with advising and student retention; has excellent interpersonal and communication skills; is collegial; and can quickly complete initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, (2) a record of achievement in teaching and scholarship, (3) experience with face-to-face and online learning as well as experience with traditional, dual credit, adult, and graduate students, (4) experience with regional and discipline specific accreditations, and (5) a record of significant administrative experience and leadership in higher education.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit the following materials: a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references (including contact information).
Midway University is an equal opportunity employer.