Vice President of Academic Affairs

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Position #: 100040

Anticipated Closing Date: November 1, 2020

Department: Academic Affairs

Location of Position: Hardin Valley Campus, Knoxville, TN

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college is the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

About Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for the development, management and administration of all academic matters at Pellissippi State Community College, including faculty, curriculum, course schedules, academic support services, evaluation, budgets and instructional improvement projects.

Academic Affairs is committed to ensuring outstanding teaching and learning through the promotion of academic excellence. Student success in transfer preparation classes and in career-technical training depends on faculty support, community engagement and instructional technology.

The Knoxville/Blount County Community

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along the Tennessee River, Knoxville is a thriving Southern city known for its great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries. It is nationally known for its Urban Wilderness, located less than three miles from downtown, with more than 50 miles of natural trails. A vibrant downtown, located less than a mile from the heart of the UT campus, offers live entertainment, unique shopping and outstanding local dining and brews.

With a population at nearly 185,000, it is both the oldest and the third-largest city in the state of Tennessee; only Memphis and Nashville are larger. Knoxville is a one-hour drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the U.S. National Park Service’s most-visited site. Knoxville also is within a day’s drive or less to many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic coast. UT’s Neyland Stadium is one of the country’s largest sports venues.

Knoxville #8 in "America's Favorite Places" by Travel & Leisure, #2 in “Most Affordable Cities” by Forbes, #5 for “Best Cities for Small Business” by CNN Money, and a Top 10 “Destination on the Rise” by Trip Advisor.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center , the Knoxville Urban League , Knoxville City , Knox County , My Knox Village , Knox Pride , Centro Hispano de East TN , and Knoxville chamber .

Position Description:

Community is one of our top values here at Pellissippi State. The Vice President of Academic Affairs embodies community in the broadest sense. In this role the Vice President of Academic Affairs will be a key institutional partner in helping the college provide an inclusive and transformative environment for all students, faculty and staff.

The overall purpose of this position is to develop, oversee, direct, and manage the academic programs and academic support services of the College. This includes oversight of new program development; articulation; curriculum and instruction; distance learning; program review and accreditation; recommendations on academic personnel decisions, including promotion and tenure of faculty. Managing academic budgets, working with project directors on academic grants, and participating in regional economic development efforts are also involved.

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: Cover letter, resume and Unofficial Transcripts

Reference check requirements:

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

Essential Job Functions:

50% Oversees and manages the academic departments of the College, both for 2-year career and transfer programs, including supervision of academic deans, assistant vice president of Universal Parallel Programs and assistant vice president of Career Technology Programs, the dean of Library Services, the executive director of the Pellissippi Center for Excellence, the executive assistant for Academic Affairs, and, when relevant, program directors of academic grants.

10% With the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, coordinates and supervises articulation, curriculum development and modifications, instructional support, distance learning, academic support programs, and academic testing services

5% Assists the President in developing and implementing the College’s goals and policies; makes recommendations on employment of academic personnel and on promotion and tenure of faculty

5% Coordinates and manages the academic budgets

5% Consults with the President of the Faculty on matters of concern to the College faculty

5% Ensures academic initiatives of the Tennessee Board of Regents and/or the Tennessee Higher Education Commission are carried out at the institutional level by attending system meetings, responding to correspondence, and sharing relevant information with academic department deans and faculty

5% Resolves student complaints, including convening and chairing the Academic Misconduct Appeals and Academic Grade Appeal committees

5% Interacts with a wide variety of people outside the College (e.g,, parents, prospective donors, personnel from other higher education institutions or non-profits, and others) who have business with or interest in the College.

10% Participate in strategic planning, facility planning, policy formulation, budgetary decisions, and Memorandums of Understanding.

Key Results Areas:

The academic integrity of the College is maintained through its quality academic courses and programs. Those programs will be effectively organized, and the courses scheduled and taught to enable student progress toward certificates and associate degrees.

The job presents a variety of complex problems to solve from a wide range of different areas, from new program development, to personnel issues, to student complaints.

Job Requirements:

· An earned doctorate from an accredited institution

· Eight or more years college teaching experience to include five or more years supervisory experience in a higher education setting

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Pay Rate: $111,180 - $142,950.00/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. This is an exempt level position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the upper or bottom left to apply.