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Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

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Florida Polytechnic University
Location
JD Alexander Florida Polytechnic Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment where students form connections with their faculty and peers as they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes, affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it earn recognitions such as being named a top value school, in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the nation.

JOB TITLE

Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for a Vice Provost of Academic Affairs (VPAA). This is a staff position with a standard, fully benefited, twelve-month work expectation.
The Vice Provost of Academic Affairs is part of the academic leadership team comprised of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Vice Provost of Enrollment Management, the Department Chairs, the Associate Vice Provost of Student Success, the University Registrar, the Director of Sponsored Programs, the Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Director of Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost is responsible for accreditation activity, ongoing assessment across the institution in support of continuous improvement, supporting faculty development programs, and manages the Institutional Research Department which provides all reporting to the state as well as delivering critical strategic information to the Provost and the AA management team. The VPAA manages the support of the learning management system (Canvas) and must play a proactive and critical role in ongoing support of faculty development at the university as defined by academic leadership.

In addition, the individual will have significant experience with accreditation submissions/processes. Institution level leadership experience is highly recommended.

Applicants should provide evidence of their experience with accreditation (Regional and/or ABET).

JOB DESCRIPTION

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:

  • Ph.D. and five years of work experience related to accreditation or institutional research or ten years work experience related to accreditation or institutional research.
  • Direct experience preparing an ABET or Regional accreditation submission.

DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated involvement in department level or institution level policy creation, management, or curriculum development.
  • Teaching experience at all collegiate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities and independently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring and/or advising.
  • Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Active participation in professional activities and organizations.

ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:

Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The University was created as an exclusively STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.

Florida Polytechnic University began its 10th year with students on campus in August and in its first decade has gone from being nothing but a cow pasture at the time of our founding in 2012 to a thriving campus ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the top 20 public engineering programs in the country that don’t offer a doctorate as well as the number 1 public college in the southeast US. As a regionally and ABET-accredited university, we will continue to grow in student body size, number of buildings, and very importantly, faculty.

Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, Lakeland and Central Florida continue to be listed as among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:

  • Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format during the application process

  • Cover letter that directly addresses the individual’s experience that makes them qualified to be the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS INFORMATION

Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of health benefits (through the State of Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and worker's compensation.

Health benefits are administered through People First, on behalf of the State of Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility. Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.

RETIREMENT

Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans, our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their future. Click here for more information.

FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS

EXPLORE LAKELAND FLORIDA

Conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is home to Florida Polytechnic University and many other businesses and attractions. Click here to explore Lakeland, Florida.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

Organization

Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment where students form connections with their faculty and peers as they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied sciences.

The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes, affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it earn recognitions such as being named a top value school, in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the nation.

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Location
4700 Research Way
Lakeland
FL
33805
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