Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Kokomo, Howard County
May 06, 2014
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Indiana University Kokomo is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader of academic affairs. IU Kokomo is one of eight campuses of Indiana University. The 51-acre campus is located in Kokomo, Indiana, and has approximately 2,700 FTE students, more than 250 faculty and staff, and an operating budget over $30 million. IU Kokomo serves as an essential educational resource and an important element of economic development in its 14-county region in north central Indiana. Founded in 1945, IU Kokomo now offers nearly 70 undergraduate degrees and a limited number of graduate programs, in the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Nursing, and Public Administration and Health Management. The next Vice Chancellor will have an opportunity to continue the strategic development of the institution and its commitment to academic excellence. He or she will report directly to the Chancellor. Indiana University Kokomo is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.    

IU Kokomo has experienced five years of continuous growth, has added 15 new degree programs in the past few years, 30 new faculty members, and two new facilities to the campus; Cole Family Wellness and Fitness Center and a new gym for its NAIA athletic program. Increasing retention and reducing time to graduation, increasing the number of diverse, highly-qualified students who choose IU Kokomo, and  managing growth at a high-value, low-cost, comprehensive university are some of the challenges, and the opportunities, that await the next Vice Chancellor.

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will oversee IU Kokomo’s academic programs, including the development, coordination, and promotion of all programs and courses; the recruitment, development, evaluation, and compensation of faculty members and other academic personnel; and the allocation of resources among schools, the library, and other academic units of IU Kokomo. The Vice Chancellor will also be responsible for cultivating a culture of research and creative activity among its faculty, including the production and publication of research/creative works and the support of applications for grants, sabbaticals, and other sources of support that will sustain research/creative productivity. School deans and the library dean report directly to the Vice Chancellor. An Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Advising, Student Success and Persistence will support the VC in guiding Academic Affairs.  

QUALIFICATIONS: A passionate, energetic, caring, resourceful, and accomplished individual; a team builder with a demonstrated commitment to serving diverse students; a commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity; previous successful leadership of a school, college, or other equivalent academic unit within an accredited university; earned doctorate or terminal degree from  an  accredited university; record of effective college or university level teaching, scholarly achievement, and service that meet IU Kokomo’s criteria for tenure as a full Professor; evidence of effectiveness within a highly consultative shared governance environment; evidence of success in implementation of strategic planning; experience and success in fiscal management; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; proven ability to work collaboratively with other senior university leaders across units and partner institutions.

Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Please send nominations and applications to The search committee is being assisted by Steve Leo and Matthew Bunting with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. Inquiries and questions may be conveyed via email or telephone (610/565-2910 ext. 312). 

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.