Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Apr 23, 2014
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The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9969

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Senior Vice President is a member of senior executive management in a College or Unit and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.   As a high-level executive, he/she has broad responsibility for one or more major divisions. He/she incorporates innovative practices into plans and strategies and collaborates with other College and University executives, and outside organizations as needed, to develop appropriate policy and acquire resources.  He/she is a dynamic leader of an executive team responsible for personnel, budget, operations, and communications.


Senior Vice President




York College invites applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the President, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and serves as the executive officer in the President's absence. The Provost is a member of the President's Cabinet through which s/he participates in the development, evaluation, and administration of College policy and the advancement of the College's strategic priorities. 

The Provost ensures that teaching and research at the College meet the highest academic standards and that high quality academic programs are supported, strengthened, and developed to attract and retain undergraduate students. The Provost supports the vision as stated in the 2010-2020 Strategic Plan and provides the academic leadership needed to build on the strengths of the College. The Provost executes the College's vision by providing academic leadership that advocates for excellence in teaching, research and service. The Provost leads the College's effort to enhance student retention and success, engages students in intentional interactions, and assures overall institutional effectiveness. 

As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost promotes York College's academic vision across and beyond the campus and contributes to building the institution's academic reputation and regional visibility through dynamic and strategic leadership of three schools:  Arts and Sciences; Business and Information Systems; and Health and Behavioral Sciences. The portfolio of Academic Affairs also includes the Library, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Registrar, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Honors, SEEK, and Undergraduate Research Programs. 

The Provost participates in University-wide planning and academic initiatives; capitalizes on opportunities for academic collaborations across the University; supports collaborative efforts between York College and its principal feeder community colleges; collaborates with administrators and faculty on alumni and community engagement initiatives; expedites the expansion of public and private support for faculty research, scholarships, and institutional priorities; strengthens the College's connection with New York City Schools (K-12) especially the secondary and high schools affiliated with York College; and creates select Masters programs. These responsibilities are carried out within the context of a strong system of shared governance. 

This position is available as early as July 1, 2014.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.


An earned doctorate or other terminal degree, coupled with 8-10 years of successful senior level academic leadership and a distinguished teaching and scholarly record meriting appointment as a tenured full Professor in one of the College's academic departments are required. 

Preferred Qualifications include:
- Commitment to the mission of a public senior college in a large urban setting
- Strong academic leader with a successful record of curricular innovation and the development of programs and services to cultivate excellence in scholarship, innovation in teaching, a dynamic research environment, and creative activities
- Commitment to rigorous undergraduate education and the development of programs that strengthen student success
- Solid experience in organizational leadership, human relations, financial planning and management, budgeting, strategic planning/implementation, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships within and beyond the campus to support institutional priorities and fundraising
- Leadership style that is collaborative, empowering, and inclusive
- Ability to work effectively and transparently within a collective bargaining and shared governance environment
- A commitment to diversity
- Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills


Compensation for this position is commensurate with salary history, experience, and credentials.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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June 30, 2014 (Search re-opened)


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