Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration Location:
UM System - Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
The University of Missouri System (UM System) serves Missouri as the state's land-grant University and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement, and inclusion.
The UM System consists of system administration and four universities: the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It is important that this broad and comprehensive organization uses data-informed approaches to make strategic decisions to achieve excellence.
The Office of the President seeks applications for an Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Academic Affairs and Administration. Reporting to the President, the AVP will be responsible for coordinating and leading systemwide academic initiatives to advance the University’s academic mission as well as assuming other responsibilities associated with the administration of the UM System. The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Administration works collaboratively with the Council of Chancellors, Chief Academic Officers of the four universities, other vice presidents, academic deans, chairs, faculty, executive administrators, and other key stakeholders to achieve results.
The Office of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration will be responsible for the following activities:
- As a senior liaison for the Office of the President on academic matters, the AVP will lead and participate in strategic discussions impacting faculty, students, and academic programs.
- Support Board of Curators and President on matters involving academic affairs.
- Lead a professional staff in the Office of Academic Affairs.
- Lead and participate in strategic discussions impacting faculty, students, and academic programs.
- Support academic program actions (i.e., new program approvals, program closures, etc.)
- Represent UM at state higher education governing agency and board (i.e., review and recommend new policies, coordinate funding proposals):
- Support academic groups (Provosts and other academic officers, Inter Faculty Council, etc.) to develop academic collaborations.
- Support academic leadership development programs together with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources and campuses.
- Support eLearning collaborations across the 4 universities of the UM System.
- Coordinate the preparation of academic affairs reports, analysis, data, and other information to key stakeholders.
- Serve as liaison to Government Relations for academic-related legislative activities.
- Respond to academic-related legislation affecting the four universities.
- Inform President, Chancellors and Provosts and other leaders of significant legislative developments and help coordinate the University’s response.
- Support student advocacy groups (Associated Students of University of Missouri, Inter-Campus Student Council).
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the President.
- Convene and coordinate Council of Chancellors, UM Senior Leaders and UM Academic Affairs meetings
- Represent UM President at internal and external meetings and speaking engagements that have implications or involvement of the UM System.
- Build and maintain successful working relationships with senior leaders and coordinate with a wide range of offices, staff, and internal stakeholders
- Support efforts to anticipate, identify and address issues of concern or significance relating to the UM System
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the President.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
- Commitment to achieve excellence to meet the university’s mission in student success, research transformations and meaningful engagement.
- A terminal degree from an accredited university and five (5) years of experience within higher education in academic or executive-level positions.
- Academic experience that includes teaching and research background as a faculty at one of the UM System universities.
- Effective communication skills in both written and oral formats.
- Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and collegiality.
- Ability to make key decisions in a timely manner
- Can effectively multi-task without sacrificing quality of decisions.
- Demontrates composed and thoughtful approaches for problem-solving.
- Possesses unquestioned integrity and advocates effectively for faculty, staff, and students.
- Possesses leadership skills to implement accountability measures to achieve excellence.
- Can promote and implement transparent and data-informed decision-making.
In addition to completing the online application, please include an updated CV and cover letter.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The search committee will begin meeting on or after August 1, 2021.
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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