Savannah State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, invites letter of application and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Application deadline is January 28, 2013.
Savannah State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, seeks an experienced academic administrator to serve as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVP) reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The AVP advises the VPAA on matters of educational policy and development of the University’s teaching, research, and community service programs. Additionally, the Associate Vice President assists the VPAA in supervision of all aspects of the University’s academic programs, budgeting, institutional research reports, including oversight of enrollment management and of the registrar.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs represents the VPAA as needed. As a member of the academic leadership, the AVP works closely with the academic deans on academic program development, academic policies, faculty and staff development, strategic planning, accreditation, institutional effectiveness, academic assessments, enrollment and other duties assigned by the VPAA.
An earned doctorate from an accredited university is required. Other requirements include:
--A minimum of eight years in higher education
--Significant administrative experience at the level of department chair or equivalent
--A proven record of teaching and scholarship sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of associate professor in one of the departments of the University
--Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines and with personnel at every level of the organization
--Ability to work with diverse student populations and stakeholders
--Experience with online degree programs
--Proven success in preparing and implementing grant proposals
--Experience with international programs and curriculum development with a global focus
Candidates must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to details, deadlines, and making decisions. Additionally, exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the principles of higher education are required.
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About Savannah State University
Founded in 1890, Savannah State University holds the distinction as the oldest public historically black university in Georgia. While meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population today, Savannah State serves the community and region with distinction. The University provides a comprehensive higher education experience that adds value to the academic, personal, social, and cultural growth of its students.
The University’s mission and educational goals are realized through comprehensive program offerings in the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the College of Sciences and Technology that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University will begin offering programs through its new School of Teacher Education in Fall 2013. Additional new programs being developed and offered by the University are in the high-need professional fields, such as the STEM disciplines (sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
The University aggressively seeks funds from federal sources, including NIH and NSF research and program development grants. In the last few years, the institution has received more than $45 million for research and sponsored programs.
Savannah State’s 4,500 students are provided a supportive yet challenging learning environment with opportunities to establish close student-faculty relationships and relevant social/professional networks. In addition to its academic support programs and extracurricular activities, the University has exhibits, performances, sport teams, concerts, and community volunteer service projects geared to improving relationships with neighborhoods in the greater Savannah area.
The University is located on a beautiful 200-acre tract adjacent to a salt-marsh estuary. The campus is approximately five miles from the Historic District of Savannah, which is one of the largest registered urban National Historic Landmark districts in the United States, and 20 minutes from the beaches of Tybee Island.
Resplendent with moss-laden oak trees, expansive marsh, and historic architecture, Savannah State has been deemed the most picturesque campus in the state of Georgia. Yet, it is a vibrant, nurturing environment that celebrates its African-American heritage and legacy while embracing a diverse community of faculty and student scholars and learners.
About Savannah, Georgia
Savannah State University is located in Savannah, Georgia, a historic city with a revered past, a vibrant present, and an exciting future. With nearly 300,000 area residents, the city has maintained steady growth, with the economy based mainly on ports, manufacturing, tourism, and the military. The city offers a high quality of life and a family-friendly lifestyle.
About the University System of Georgia
The University System of Georgia is governed by an 18-member Board of Regents. The Board oversees the 35 colleges and universities that comprise the University System of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and The Georgia Public Library System. For more information, visit www.usg.edu .
Savannah State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Applications & Nominations
Send nominations and letters of application (cover letter, curriculum vitae and references) to:
Applications must be sent to the above address to receive acknowledgement of materials.
Deadline for applications is January 28, 2013.
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Savannah State University with this search. The consultant team leaders are:
Emily Parker Myers, President and CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President and COO.
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