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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi
 
 
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Date Posted 01/30/2020
Category
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Description Summary

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the President and is responsible for the development and management of the academic divisions and the academic support services. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University's second-ranking administrator. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs assists in the implementation of the mission of the University by ensuring that the curricula and continuing education offerings are of the highest quality for all students while emphasizing academic and leadership preparation for women.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree (Ph. D.); experience as a senior-level administrator in higher education, preference of five years or more as a VPAA, Collegiate Dean, or Associate VPAA; distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership. Experience as faculty member and administrator in higher education is required.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate and oversee the offices and programs of the three colleges, the Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Outreach and Innovation, the Study Abroad Program, the Mississippi Governor's School, the Student Success Center, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Center for Women's Research and Public Policy, the Honors College, the Graduate Studies Office, the QEP Office, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

  • Oversee the hiring of faculty, staff and administrators in the above areas and make recommendations to the President on personnel.

  • Coordinate systematic program of planning and evaluation of academic affairs area.

  • Maintain files with credentials on faculty members.

  • Prepare budget requests for the President in each area of responsibility and oversee the budget in each area.

  • Serve as chair of the Academic Council.

  • Serve as the representative of Academic Affairs on the Administrative Council and President's Cabinet.

  • Serve as chair of the Administrative Policy Review Committee.

  • Serve as ex-officio member of Graduate Council, Undergraduate Curriculum Council, General Education Curriculum Committee and Teacher Education Council.

  • Evaluate the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, all deans and department chairs, all directors and coordinators in the unit.

  • Ensure that the evaluation system for faculty/staff is carried out in each unit.

  • Prepare and revise the Faculty Handbook.

  • Prepare and submit to the President the agenda for university wide faculty meetings.

  • Prepare reports for the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees and other agencies as requested.

  • Serve on the Council of Chief Academic Officers of the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees.

  • Prepare an annual report and Institutional Effectiveness Report for the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

  • Oversee the promotion and tenure process and make recommendations to the President.

  • Oversee and make recommendations on all curricular proposals.

  • Review all policy statements in Academic Affairs and coordinate development of new or revised policies.

  • Direct orientation of new faculty (full-time and adjunct).

  • Coordinate the preparation of the academic course schedules and plan for academic advising.

  • Recommend assignment of faculty to university councils and committees.

  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of new academic programs to the IHL Board of Trustees.

  • Review all academic programs on a regular basis.

  • Administer special budgets for faculty development, research, permanent equipment and teaching overloads.

  • Coordinate the academic assessment process.

  • Oversee preparation of the academic components in the University Bulletin.

  • Oversee student evaluations of faculty.

  • Oversee probation, suspension, late administrative withdrawal, and grievance procedures.

  • Coordinate nominations and selection of emeritus faculty and make recommendations to the President.

  • Assist with planning and carrying out plans for commencement.

  • Serve as the Affirmative Action Officer for academic personnel.

  • Serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the University in the absence of the President.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

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