Associate Provost, Undergraduate Studies

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Associate Provost, Undergraduate Studies

Division: Academic Affairs

Evaluation Group: Academic Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Provost

Positions Supervised: Director, Study Abroad; Director, Career Services; Director, Veterans Affairs

Job Summary

The associate provost for undergraduate studies assists the provost in providing oversight for undergraduate academic programs and initiatives for the university. This position works with faculty and deans to develop new academic programs, improve current programs and expand experiential learning programs, including system-wide internship, military and veteran and study abroad initiatives for undergraduate students.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Academic Leadership

Teaching and Learning

  • Oversees undergraduate faculty development in curricular and experiential learning agendas
  • Collaborates with other administrative offices to ensure effective implementation of new undergraduate recruiting, admission and retention processes and ongoing improvement of established procedures
  • Promotes strategic collaboration and innovation of academic support units for undergraduate education and experiential learning
  • Manages and promotes the academic honesty program for undergraduate students and collaborates with appropriate offices to address student grade disputes
  • Coordinates transfer agreement efforts with identified community colleges

Leadership and Strategic Thinking

  • Proposes and implements policy changes that promote the university mission, with emphasis on academic excellence and matters of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Works with the provost and Institutional Effectiveness to administer academic program review process for undergraduate programs
  • Collaborates on strategic plans for increasing student participation in experiential learning; fostering transfers to Lindenwood University; enhancing veterans’ services; promoting internationalization of campus; and endorsing enrollment management efforts
  • Promotes interdisciplinary initiatives and innovative curriculum to prepare students for 21st century citizenship and leadership
  • Serves on university committees, including the Executive Academic Strategies Team and the Deans’ Council (non-voting member); acts as an administrative liaison to university committees as applicable


Human Resources Management

  • Monitors and promotes faculty engagement
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Recruits, interviews, recommends, welcomes, observes and monitors performance of new employees
  • Sets clear performance expectations and holds employees accountable for actions
  • Conducts thorough and timely performance evaluations based on evidence, observation and feedback

Administrative Duties

  • Assists in evaluating data on academic program performance and identifying potential avenues for collaboration and program innovation
  • Ensures consistent and accurate implementation and enforcement of undergraduate academic policies, including academic integrity policy; investigates academic policy-related issues as requested by the president, provost, academic deans or other administrators
  • Approves policy exemptions and other possible exceptions to established academic rules as appropriate

Communication and Collaboration

  • Analyzes and summarizes relevant data and makes recommendations
  • Communicates undergraduate academic policy changes to all stakeholders
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence

Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship

Lifelong Learning

  • Demonstrates command of area of specialization, as well as desire for continued growth
  • Maintains professional relationships with colleagues and engages in professional development activities to augment existing skills or develop new ones

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Terminal degree
  • Previous experience both as a faculty member and in academic administration
  • Prior work experience with academic policies and procedures in a university setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Strong administrative skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively with faculty, students and staff
  • Leadership, creativity and initiative
  • Highly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for extended periods

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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