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Assistant Provost, Curriculum & Learning

The New School
New York City, New York
$100,000 - $110,000
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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The New School was founded by forward-thinking educators in 1919 to defy the intellectual constraints of a traditional college education. We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated, socially engaged university administrator to serve as Assistant Provost, Curriculum and Learning.


The Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Learning is responsible for leading and managing key areas related to program and curriculum development/revision, program and learning assessment, and curriculum registration and compliance with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). The AP Curriculum and Learning serves as the Provost’s Office’s primary liaison to the college deans’ offices for work related to these areas and provides expertise and guidance to faculty and staff across the university. This position will contribute to university-wide curricular and assessment strategy,  knowledge and experience with curriculum design best practices which support equity and access is preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate at a high level: the ability to design and lead collaborative recommendation and decision-making processes, the ability for complex problem solving, and a commitment to information sharing and transparency in communication. The position reports to the Vice Provost for Curriculum and Learning and works closely with other members of the Provost’s Office Senior Staff.


The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. 



  • Leads the curriculum development/revision processes for curricular initiatives (degree programs, minors, concentrations, etc.); co-chairs the University Curriculum Committee; oversees the implementation planning and handoff to ensure a successful launch for new/revised curricular initiatives.

  • Serves as the university’s liaison to the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) Office of Higher Education (OHE); oversees program/initiative registration with NYSED OHE and works closely with the Director of Compliance to interpret and implement NYSED OHE guidance.

  • Oversees curriculum management and ensures all academic programs are developed in compliance with NYSED OHE and Middle States Commission on Higher Education regulations; oversees other curriculum and program registration and reporting processes (CIP codes, academic/curriculum catalog). 

  • Provides oversight and contributes to assessment initiatives (academic program review/evaluation, assessment of student learning outcomes, etc.) in collaboration with the Institutional Research and Decision Support team; ensures that assessment and evaluation findings are incorporated into the ongoing curriculum and revision and development cycle.

  • Collaborates closely with colleagues in Faculty Affairs, Academic Planning and Administration, Institutional Research and Decision Support, Marketing and Communications, Strategic Enrollment Management, Student Success & Advising, and Continuing and Professional Education on issues related to curriculum and assessment. 

  • Supervises the following positions: Director of Assessment, Assistant Director of Curricular Affairs.

  • Leads other curricular or assessment-related initiatives as required.



  • Master’s degree required.

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive responsibility and leadership in higher education or related field.

  • Demonstrated successful experience with the development and assessment of academic degree programs and related areas of work within a complex academic institution.

  • Experience with NYSED OHE registration and compliance practices.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with the ability to effectively convey complex data to a wide array of audiences.

  • A commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice, and evidence of engagement in this space.

  • Experienced user of academic systems, analytical tools and databases.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability with a proven record of success in working with all levels of leadership and staff in a rapidly changing and complex organization.

  • Excellent judgment, ability to collaborate, and creative problem-solving abilities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • * Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy 



  • Terminal degree in a related field.

  • Experience with curriculum and/or catalog management systems.

  • Facility with interpreting market research data.



  • Hybrid/Split - Employees hired for this position have regularly scheduled, consistent percentage of time on campus (ex 1-4x/week) and also work some of the time remotely. 


Proposed salary:  $100,000 - $110,000

We look forward to receiving your application!

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