Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Athens, Alabama
Nov 19, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Athens State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA). Reporting to the President, the Provost/VPAA is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. As a Cabinet member and strategic partner in long-range university planning, the Provost/VPAA will lead discussions on relevant, viable, innovative, and high-quality programs for lifelong learning, quality teaching, and engaged learning in student-centered modalities. The Provost/VPAA then ensures the vision, mission, and university strategic plan cascade down to all academic areas so they are operating in unison. The incumbent ensures that academic programs meet quality standards set by accreditation bodies and align with the needs of students and employers while overseeing the academic integrity of the university.

The Provost/VPAA partners with other Vice Presidents to promote student access and success, alumni relations and fundraising, efficiency and effectiveness, and connections between academic programs and student experiences and external stakeholders. The Provost/VPAA also oversees or performs several managerial and operational functions concerning academic budgets, human resources, scheduling, determining faculty workload, and the catalog.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or terminal degree; record of professional achievement in teaching and scholarship, sufficient to merit appointment at the rank of full professor; 10 years of successful administrative experience in higher education with demonstrated achievement in the management of curriculum, academic personnel, budget administration, and strategic planning; proven record of success as an academic administrator with record of successful and progressively responsible administrative experience including the leadership of academic divisions, departments, or major programs; and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service; a successful track record, which demonstrates an ability to work effectively in an environment that relies on collegiality, consultative decision-making and shared responsibilities; successful university-community engagement and external grants and fundraising experience; ability to provide leadership in the use of technology and information systems to support teaching, learning/e-learning, research, and administration; and an understanding of regional, national, and international program accreditation.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Athens State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.


Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Marion Frenche, Practice Leader, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,

Search Manager, Senior Executive Search Consultant

E-mail: [email protected]

Ashley Hice, Senior Executive Search Consultant 

E-mail: [email protected]



Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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