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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Minot State University
Minot State University, Minot
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Full-time, 12-month position

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Inspired at Minot State University! Founded in 1913, as a Normal School, we remain true to our tradition of applied teaching and learning delivered by an outstanding community of faculty and staff. Minot State is a regional comprehensive public university serving a diverse student body of about 2800 students with over 60 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position Summary

Minot State University invites applications from candidates interested in serving as its next Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA). The AVPAA serves as one of the senior academic officers at the University and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The AVPAA must advocate and advance the academic interests, quality, and vision of the university in collaboration with the VPAA.


Under the direction of the VPAA, the AVPAA’s responsibilities are as follows:

Oversee the chairs of academic units Assist with curricular planning, academic program reviews and accreditation, and academic partnerships (e.g., MOUs, articulation agreements) Review and monitor course enrollments and course schedules Assure equitable faculty loads Assist and encourage faculty in their pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service Review faculty evaluations and refer as necessary to the VPAA Encourage and reinforce collegiality and adjudicate disputes among faculty Review and resolve student complaints related to academics Support and coordinate new faculty orientation Support strategic planning initiatives Represent the University at professional meetings, at campus events, and in the community as requested Serve on campus committees Communicate concerns of the academic units to the VPAA Assist with the transition to a revised academic structure Qualifications

Candidates for this position must have the following qualifications:

Terminal degree, doctorate preferred, from a regionally accredited institution Significant documented record of success as a faculty member at a four-year college or university and as an academic administrator (e.g., department or division chair, dean, and/or director) Demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff diversity, learning, and development Proven ability to work positively with faculty, staff, and students Open leadership style with demonstrated ability to foster a collaborative and collegial environment, and with a successful record of consensus building Excellent organizational and communication skills Experience in development and implementation of policies and programs Experience in using data and data analysis to inform decision making Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer-paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA retirement plan, tuition waiver benefits, sick and annual leave. Other benefits provided by the University include long-term disability insurance, the ability to share and receive leave from other employees in certain circumstances, flexible spending plan for medical and dependent care expenses, and life insurance. Explore MSU Benefits

Application Procedures

Candidates must submit an application packet that includes a completed employment application, a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a one-page statement describing administrative philosophy, unofficial copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, and names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 25 and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date is negotiable. For more information, contact Laurie Geller at or at 701-858-3329. Please complete an application through the MSU Human Resources webpage

For more information, or for accommodations contact: For Relay Services: Relay North Dakota

Confidentiality of Application Materials: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are exempt from public record, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified finalists.

EEO/AA Statement: The ND University System is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

No Smoking Notice: As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.









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