VICE PROVOST OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT, #00025885
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35323
Hiring Department Vice Provost of Academic Support Application DeadlineFebruary 5, 2021The projected start date for this position is April 1, 2021 Full Time/Part TimeFull Time Job DescriptionMissouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) seeks a dynamic, transformational academic leader to serve in the position of Vice Provost for Academic Support. This position offers an outstanding opportunity to become part of a motivated, progressive team of faculty and staff committed to continuously improving Missouri S&T's learning environment and enhancing the learning outcomes of Missouri S&T students. The Vice Provost provides campus-wide leadership concerning the development of student academic success, and programs that lead to demonstrable improvement in persistence, retention, and graduation rates. This position is responsible for implementing effective undergraduate advising, programs for at-risk and undecided students, college transition programs, faculty development initiatives, and other programmatic activities that improve student retention and success. The Vice Provost provides high-level accountability for management of resources with oversight of an administrative office, a number of program and center directors, and a series of student intervention programs on campus. The Vice Provost is a key collaborator in the development of learning communities and experiential learning experiences, and also serves as lead or co-lead for Missouri S&T's Higher Learning Commission accreditation/re-accreditation efforts. One of the nation's leading research universities, Missouri S&T is a public university with two academic colleges: The College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business. Together, the colleges are home to more than 440 titled faculty members, who share a strong commitment to leading-edge research and exceptional teaching. The university's 99 degree programs include a broad array of engineering, science, computing and technology disciplines, as well as business, education, social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts at the level of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and a variety of professional certificates. With a total student enrollment of approximately 7,600, Missouri S&T provides students direct access to outstanding faculty, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and a world-class, comprehensive education. Over 1,100 dedicated staff members support the university in its mission to create and convey knowledge to help solve the world's great challenges. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Missouri S&T as a higher research activity institution, with research expenditures in FY 2019 at just over $31 million. New awards for FY2020 have surpassed $48 million. The current research expenditure capacity at Missouri S&T is estimated to be about $30 million. For more information, visit http://research.mst.edu/. Missouri S&T is located in the beautiful Ozarks region of Missouri, approximately 100 miles from St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, and Lake of the Ozarks. Rolla (pop. 20,000) enjoys a superb public education system, a competitive cost of living, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Rolla offers a variety of lively intellectual and cultural activities, including performing arts series, visual arts events, musical performances, restaurants, antique shops, local wineries, walking trails, and other recreational venues. Situated int he foothills of the Ozarks, Rolla offers 33 parks and 11 miles of trails within its city limits, as well as ready access to many state and national forests and parks. The position of Vice Provost of Academic Support at Missouri S&T requires excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to interact and advocate in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, students and other on- and off-campus constituents. An earned doctorate in a discipline represented at Missouri S&T is required, as is the rank of tenured full professor (or be qualified for appointment to the rank of full professor at the time of assuming the position). Candidates must be able to show their experience improving retention and graduation rates, enhancing learning environments, and promoting student academic success. Strong leadership abilities are critical, especially the ability to work across university divisions in developing teams, building consensus, and setting and achieving goals. Experience managing personnel, budgets, and administrative functions is required. Knowledge of and experience with academic department operations and academic accreditation is required. For more information and to apply for the position of Vice Provost for Academic Support, please follow the link to the S&T Human Resources Office at https://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic-employment/. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing their interest in the position, qualifications, three to five references (name and contact information desirable), and a CV by February 5, 2021. The projected start date for this position is April 1, 2021. Missouri University of Science and Technology is fully committed to achieving the goal of an inclusive workforce that embraces diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives with an unabiding commitment to freedom of expression. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of lifelong success, creativity, integrity, sustainability, partnerships and inclusion. Minimum QualificationsA Master's degree in a relevant area and 10 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired OR a Bachelor's degree in a relevant area and 12 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Also, an earned doctorate in a discipline represented at Missouri S&T is required, as is the rank of tenured full professor (or be qualified for appointment to the rank of full professor at the time of assuming the position). Preferred Qualifications
The skills and abilities listed above. Comments
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