Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is accepting applications for Vice Chancellor's position for Academic Affairs (VCAA). SUNO is a public, four-year, Master's institution and is one of the five campuses constituting the Historically Black Southern University System. Today, SUNO serves over 2,400 traditional and non-traditional students who are primarily minority. Boasting over 24 academic programs and certificates, with 85 full-time faculty members, the University expects growth to continue under new executive leadership. The campus infrastructure has been modernized to include the latest technology resources in classrooms and advanced laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to these enhancements in the learning environment, planning for academic programming enhancements is also underway. As the chief academic officer, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will serve on the Chancellor's Cabinet and assume primary leadership for all university academic units.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the VCAA is responsible for providing visionary leadership and administrative oversight for all aspects of academic affairs for the educational mission's success. The VCAA provides executive oversight and strategic guidance in the planning, development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation of all aspects of academic programming for all academic divisions as well as instructional support services (i.e., Office of the Registrar, library services, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of Online Learning, Office of Retention and the Office of Graduate Studies). The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for developing innovative, entrepreneurial, and strategic initiatives designed to respond proactively to the academic and service needs of those served. Specific duties are:
  • Provide leadership and increase academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • Oversee new academic degree program development process;
  • Oversee accreditation and program reviews;
  • Assure the development of academic schedules across the University that meet the needs of students and academic programs, assign faculty members effectively, enhance facility use, and integrate instructional technology in all modes of delivery;
  • Supervise the timely development and publication of the University schedule and catalog;
  • Develop and facilitates high school/college programming, transfer articulations, and other collaborative partnerships;
  • Identify potential local, state, and/or federal funding sources, assessing impact and requirements, and facilitating system efforts to secure these resources;
  • Develop and update the Academic Affairs strategic plan and assure integration with other major planning efforts within the University;
  • Develop the budget for Academic Affairs;
  • Supervise and manage the academic grievance and appeals process;
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; coordinate the work assignments of assigned personnel; review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements, and procedures;
  • Develop and implement measures and methodology for determining the effectiveness and efficiency of the Academic Affairs;
  • Ensure Academic Affairs functions are relevant, current, and adhere to the highest quality standards;
  • In coordination with the Chancellor and the Executive Team, participate in the development of rules, regulations, procedures, and policies applicable to Academic Affairs;
  • Maintain knowledge of Academic Affairs trends, practices, laws, and regulations;
  • Monitor Academic Affairs website pages to remain current and ensure accuracy;
  • Supervise deans and directors and provide annual performance evaluations in accordance with the strategic priorities of the institution;
  • Oversee academic retention efforts;
  • Provide professional development and research opportunities for faculty;
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college or University
  • Seven or more years of increasingly responsible administrative experience at or above the Dean's or Director's level (or equivalent) in Academic Affairs
  • Meet the University's eligibility requirements for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or higher
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance
  • Organizational and managerial skills with respect to complex and sensitive issues
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), organizational and interpersonal skills, and a collaborative approach to working with faculty, students, colleagues, and partners
  • Experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and human resource management
  • Demonstrated skills in data-informed decision-making

Salary range: Negotiable This is a full-time position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. Criminal background checks and reference verification are required.

Southern University at New Orleans, a unit of the Southern University and A & M College System, a historically Black comprehensive university, is committed to teaching, research, and service in preparing traditional and non-traditional students for degree attainment, transfer, workforce, graduate study, and self-improvement. This preparation is available through multiple delivery methods for students seeking certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply by March 29, 2021, to

The cover letter should be no more than 7 pages (12 point font) and address the following: 1) Candidate's experience and success with academic program development, review and revision; 2) Candidate's experience and success leading institutional (especially relative to academic affairs) and/or program accreditation efforts; 3) Candidate's experience and success collaborating with divisions and/or departments across the institution/organization to achieve institutional/organizational goals; 4) Candidate's experience and success leading and collaborating with faculty on professional development opportunities and student success initiatives; 5) Candidate's experience and success engaging with business, civic, industry, educational, and community leaders to develop mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, and programs; and 6) Candidate's experience and success collaborating with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management to increase student enrollment, retention, graduation and job placement rates.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins Monday, March 29, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required if selected as a finalist. Please send official transcripts to

Should you have any questions or need assistance with your application contact:

Dana Douglas, Director of Human Resources
Southern University at New Orleans
6400 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126

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