Vice President for Academic Affairs

Alfred, Allegany County
Feb 28, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the western Southern Tier of New York State, Alfred State College has a long tradition of attracting the finest faculty and staff and offers outstanding educational opportunities in more than 70 programs. Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think.

Situated in the beautiful rolling hills of upstate New York, Alfred State is part of a caring and diversified community. Located near the Finger Lakes region in New York's Southern Tier, Alfred is 90 minutes from Rochester and two hours from Buffalo. Metropolitan areas are easily accessible. Recreation includes hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, boating, and antique shopping. Unique and varied cultural and educational opportunities are available in the region. Safe, friendly communities and high caliber schools make the Alfred area ideal for a high quality of life.

Job Description:

A  unique  opportunity currently exists  to  be  the  Vice  President  for Academic Affairs  for SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (AS). This one of a kind institution seeks new leadership in creating and sustaining outstanding academic programs and a campus environment conducive to the students’ total development as the College moves toward being a predominantly four-year versus two-year institution. In pursuit of these goals, this officer is responsible for three academic schools: Arts & Sciences, Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology, and Applied Technology) offering 70+ programs of study. Also reporting to the position are the  libraries, Technology  Services,  Assessment, the Student Success Center and Research Services.  The Vice President is responsible for a staff of about 250, of whom 150 are academic faculty, and for a budget exceeding $14 million. As chief academic officer  and a member of the President’s Council, the Vice President must be a person of broad vision and high integrity with a well- developed understanding of and commitment to the Alfred State mission as a college of technology.

Alfred  State is a public, coeducational,  two and four-year,  nonsectarian  college  of approximately 3,500 undergraduates.  Founded in 1908, ASC joined the newly organized State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1948.  Formerly the Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred, the College now grants baccalaureate degrees in 19 areas, associate degrees in nearly 60 areas, as well as a number of certificate programs. The College includes two campuses, one located in the village of Alfred, and the second located approximately 15 miles away in the village of Wellsville, as well as an 800-acre college farm in Alfred, NY and a 300 acre farm in Groveland, NY, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture and a motorsports facility. The Wellsville campus, known as The School of Applied Technology, consists of more than 20 buildings on a 21-acre campus and emphasizes the development of skills pertinent to a specific field offering the associate degree in occupational studies as well as certificate programs with a focus on sustainable methods. For more information, visit





Qualified candidates will hold an earned doctorate and have a record of increasing responsibility for academic leadership. A distinguished record of leadership and program development in areas related  to the evolution  of Alfred  State  College  from primarily  a two-year  to primarily  a four-year  degree  granting  institution  is  helpful. Candidates should demonstrate achievement in fostering diversity and sustaining  a progressive  campus environment.  The successful  candidate  will have experience in cooperative team building, conflict resolution, and a history of implementing organizational  improvement.  The  College  seeks  someone  who  can  build consensus, successfully guide change, and who is committed to promoting educational excellence.  The Vice President will also have superior skills in written and spoken communication, knowledge and understanding of modern technology, and the ability to develop good working relationships on and beyond the campus.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should include a CV, cover letter and 3 professional references at the time of application.