Provost/Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Provost/Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Fayetteville State University (FSU) is seeking to hire its next Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. FSU is a public, comprehensive Historically Black University, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. FSU is the second oldest public university in North Carolina and is the regional university of choice for students from rural, military, and other diverse backgrounds.
What began in 1867 as a one-building school established by black community leaders to educate black children in Fayetteville, has grown into a campus of 156 acres serving over 6,700 students. Fayetteville State University offers robust and innovative degree programs rooted in the liberal arts tradition. The university advances knowledge through the integration of teaching, learning, research, and public service. FSU strives to meet the educational, career, and personal aspirations of its students and serves the region through key community partnerships and by developing graduates who can have a positive impact through their profession.
FSU has many nationally ranked academic programs, including the school of nursing and online MBA. In addition to exceptional pre-professional programs, FSU has a proud tradition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. FSU also touts phenomenal Army and Air Force ROTC programs that annually develop students into nationally ranked cadets, prepared to lead successfully in the US military. Fayetteville State University provides resources and support for its diverse student body through its LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone program, the Adult Learner Office, the support of transitioning soldiers, and the Personnel Development Center for students with need for accommodations. For more information about the university, please visit: https://www.uncfsu.edu/.
Since 1972, Fayetteville State University has been one of 17 institutions within the broader University of North Carolina System. This multi-campus university system is dedicated to serving the state of North Carolina and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. More than 239,000 students are enrolled in the UNC System’s 16 universities across the state and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics.
Fayetteville State University is the heart of a rich cultural life in the greater community and produces many of the region’s nurses, educators, artists, and business leaders. The thriving city of Fayetteville is located in the Sandhills region of southeastern North Carolina and is the seat of Cumberland County. The city is only 65 miles south of the state capital of Raleigh, and major highways provide easy access to North Carolina’s coast to the east and mountains to the west. The downtown area has been revitalized, complete with retail shops, dining establishments, historic sites, museums, local breweries, and even a new Class-A baseball stadium. With Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield,
Fayetteville is home to a large and vital military community that adds significantly to the area economy and culture. For more information about Fayetteville, please visit: https://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/.
The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs serves as chief academic officer of the Division of Academic Affairs and serves on the chancellor’s cabinet. The provost administers and provides overall leadership for academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs, university college/general education, teacher licensure, distance education and extended learning, online programs, military education, and summer school. The provost also oversees current and new academic programs, as well as academic support services including the library, enrollment management, financial aid, registrar, institutional effectiveness and assessment, institutional research, international education, Title III, sponsored programs and research, university testing, pre-college and outreach programs, and special initiatives and centers.
Other duties include:
- Lead and oversee the long-term and short-term strategic planning and annual reporting processes that involve the division and units;
- Ensure current and up-to-date academic calendars, catalogs, class schedules, and course descriptions for all academic degree programs, as well as non- degree and certificate programs;
- Work with deans, chairpersons, and faculty to identify and achieve strategic goals and to establish a common academic vision that embraces the division’s and university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
- Ensure effective faculty and staff development opportunities and programs;
- Participate in committees and leadership teams on and off campus;
- Manage budgets and allocates resources;
- Provide oversight for faculty recruitment, appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, and post-tenure review; and promote faculty, administrators, and staff;
- Develops and ensure adherence to policies and procedures;
- Produces relevant reports required by FSU, UNC System Office, government agencies, and other educational partners as required;
- Develops strategic partnerships with internal and external constituencies to advance the goals of Academic Affairs; and
- Spearheads efforts to identify new sources of funding for departments and units within Academic Affairs.
FSU seeks a collaborative, transparent, innovative, and visionary leader with a record of effective leadership in higher education administrative positions. Dedication to preserving and advancing FSU’s HBCU legacy, mission, and culture is essential. An earned doctorate in a relevant field of study from an accredited university is preferred; other terminal degrees will be considered.
Other qualifications include:
- Tenure or eligibility for a tenure-track faculty position;
- Teaching experience in an established program at the university level, including scholarship/research/artistic accomplishments and service that merit appointment as a full professor;
- A strong commitment to academic excellence and the improvement of student learning and diversity in all aspects of college life;
- Evidence of effective program development and budget management;
- Experience with grant writing and maximizing grant opportunities;
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
- High levels of integrity and commitment to the mission of FSU and the philosophical underpinnings of the programs within Academic Affairs;
- Demonstrated success in both student and faculty/staff recruitment and retention;
- The capacity to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies and be an effective spokesperson for the academic community;
- A working knowledge of regional, national, international, and departmental accreditation processes to include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS);
- Ability to enhance and increase participation in research opportunities; and
- A record of successful work with diverse populations of students and professional educators.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For priority consideration, a candidate’s materials should be received by January 4, 2021. Candidate application materials must consist of a CV/resume and a letter of interest expressing how your skills and experience align with the position requirements. Note, all candidate materials will be confidential; however, finalists invited to campus may be asked to waive confidentiality in order to present to the broader campus community. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s knowledge.
The UNC System HR Office is assisting FSU with this search. Confidential nominations and application materials should be directed via electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may be directed to Scott Murray, Assistant Vice President for Executive Search and Leadership Programs, via the email address above or via phone at 919-843-5672.
Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of
educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate
against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran
status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity
and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.
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