Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

University Of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College
Ohio, United States
$120,000.00 - $140,000.00
Jun 11, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  We are seeking an individual who has a deep portfolio, current and measurable knowledge of academic affairs and trends, high energy and strong communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate he/she is prolific in the national and state trends influencing higher education and ways to assure Rio can compete well in the current environment. The candidate must demonstrate a range of understanding and experience related to the value of postsecondary education ranging from the associate degree through the graduate level. Above all else, the incumbent must be committed to both the mission of the public community college and the private university – the only such partnership in the country.   Job Summary:   Working collaboratively with senior leadership, the Provost reports directly to the President, serves as the Chief Academic Officer, and provides leadership in the development, assessment, budgeting and oversight of all academic initiatives, and coordination, accountability, and advocacy for the academic division in support of Rio’s mission. The Provost provides vital, creative, and adaptable vision and leadership for all academic divisions, departments, and programs and the services that support them. A high level of collaboration, a commitment to teamwork, and exceptional listening and communication skills are critical. The ideal candidate must demonstrate evidence of progressive leadership, strong financial acumen, and ability to implement and manage change with positive results.   Position Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate or equivalent
  • Demonstrated record of teaching, research, and scholarship that merits appointment as a senior faculty member
  • Demonstrated history of successful administrative leadership at the level of dean, vice president, or an equivalent level of responsibility
  • Evidence of excellent financial and human resource management skills
  • Demonstrated skill in team building with the ability to recruit and hire key personnel
  • Evidence of commitment to teaching, research, workforce development, economic development, and community service
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and maintain collegial relationships
Applications Instructions:   Candidates must include a letter of application outlining the candidate’s interest, experience and qualifications, comprehensive curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial accepted for application purposes) and complete contact information for at least five (5) professional references.   Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. Background check and official transcripts required prior to hire.    The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College is a unique partnership between a public community college and a four-year comprehensive university. It is the only such model nationally, with a private university and a public community college working as one institution. Deeply rooted in Appalachian history, both institutions are committed to encouraging lifelong learning, personal and professional growth, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and effective written and oral communication skills to students from the southeastern Ohio area, the state, the nation and the world. The institution is nestled in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, and is adjacent to the original Bob Evans Farms and Homestead in Rio Grande. It is a full residential campus with students from across the country and internationally.  For additional information, visit