Albany State University
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Albany State University in its search for Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Provost.
For full consideration, please apply by October 18th.
Albany State University seeks an accomplished leader with a demonstrated track record of visionary leadership and academic acumen to become the next Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. Albany State, a thriving institution, is enjoying steady enrollment growth, boasts committed and engaged faculty, and offers a student centered, collegial campus community. The next VPAA and Provost will come into a growing, shifting culture, and help build and leave a legacy in this newly defined institutional organization. The VPAA and Provost will be laser focused on further developing the institution’s dual mission, increasing graduate programming, supporting student success initiatives like University College and transformational student programming.
In addition to being a highly collaborative, results-focused, outward facing academic leader, the ideal candidate for this role will be a strong advocate for both faculty and students alike, balancing the needs across campus in an equitable and effective manner. The successful candidate brings a solid record of inventive program development and academic success along with the skill to lead faculty and staff in establishing and achieving common goals. The position requires familiarity in implementing online education programs. The VPAA and Provost will be externally focused and thoroughly engaged with the surrounding community.
The VPAA and Provost directs the academic programs of the institution, and assumes responsibility for academic planning, teaching, research, extensions, and coordination of interdepartmental affairs (e.g., Admissions, Registrar, and Library). Offering executive level leadership, the VPAA and Provost supervises the work of other directors, including planning and reviewing work.
This position reports to the President and leads the Graduate School, the Darton College of Health Professions, the College of Business, Education and Professional Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Library Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plans, develops, and evaluates academic programs.
- Oversees accreditation of the institution and its academic programs.
- Coordinates internal administrative review and external regulatory consideration of academic policies, plans, and programs.
- Leads the formulating and implementing of an Academic Affairs strategic plan that is consistent with the University strategic plans and student success initiatives.
- Fosters development of new teaching methods and provides opportunities for faculty development, including research, scholarship, and leadership development.
- Recommends faculty for appointment, promotion, tenure, retention, non-retention, or dismissal for cause.
- Prepares and approves academic budgets.
- Develops mutually beneficial partnerships, collaborations, MOUs, and transfer agreements between the college and business/industry, military bases, not-for-profit organizations, and other educational institutions.
- Serves on the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
- Earned doctoral or terminal degree.
- Academic credentials consistent with the rank of full or associate professor, or eligibility to be appointed at the rank of full professor at date of hire. Tenure based on experience and previous rank.
- 5-8 years progressive responsibility within higher education.
- Ability to effectively lead and motivate others.
- Skilled in strategic thinking, critical thinking, and problem solving.
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to shared governance.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and hiring.
- Experience developing online programs and curriculum.
About the Institution
Albany State University (ASU), a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and proud member institution of the University System of Georgia, elevates its community and region by offering a broad array of graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate programs at its main campuses in Albany as well as at strategically placed branch sites and online. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success. ASU respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives all students the foundation they need to succeed. Through creative scholarship, research, and public service, the University’s faculty, staff, students, and administrators form strategic alliances internally and externally to promote community and economic development, resulting in an improved quality of life for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond.
As part of its commitment to teaching and learning, ASU promotes economic development in Albany and throughout southwest Georgia by engaging in applied research, aligning resources in support of identified needs, developing, and enhancing academic programs to meet evolving needs, forming broad strategic partnerships, supplying a trained workforce, and fostering a sense of entrepreneurship.
- Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 5,700 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries.
- Albany State offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are health and human performance, nursing, biology, management, criminal justice, early childhood education, and psychology.
- ASU offers graduate programs in multiple academic areas including Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Nursing, and an Educational Specialist degree.
- ASU is one of only two USG schools to offer the Nexus program. ASU has two options: blockchain with machine learning and blockchain with data analytics.
- ASU is the largest HBCU in Georgia.
Living in the Area
With a population of 70,748, Albany, Georgia is a vibrant city and home to attractions such as the Flint RiverQuarium and Chehaw Park, where residents can enjoy outdoor activities and nature. There are also several museums, galleries, and performance venues such as the Thronateeska Heritage Center. For entertainment, residents can explore downtown shopping districts and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Albany has something for everyone. Within driving distance to Tallahassee, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico, Albany's cost of living is 26.1% lower than the U.S. average.
For full consideration, please apply by October 18th.
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Please apply through the application link and do not email applications.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Ideally cover letters should not exceed two pages. All applications are treated confidentially.
Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are also treated confidentially.
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Institution’s EEO Statement
Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.