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Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Arkansas
Up to $150,000 plus benefits
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of the Ozarks invites applications for the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA).  The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in administration with a commitment to faculty in a liberal arts context.  In addition, the candidate should exhibit evidence of a strong commitment to leadership and academic quality, an ability to foster and evaluate excellence in teaching, experience with program planning and assessment, strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work collegially with faculty and diverse constituencies, and a commitment to University of the Ozarks’ Christian mission. Candidates should demonstrate prior experience in planning, evidence of fiscally responsible management practices, and evidence of a commitment to international education and literacy in inclusive environments. The ideal candidate will have a record of broad and substantive administrative experience, most frequently demonstrated by successful tenure as a dean, AVP or VP. 

Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report and one of the Great Colleges to Work For 2022 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. Major gifts have enhanced academic programs and other campus initiatives including  doubling the physical space for STEM related fields in the Wilson Science Center, creating the McElree Fund for faculty rejuvenation, expanding the visual arts, endowing the expansion of student travel and study away funds and nearly one-third of the faculty positions, and adding $30M to the endowment for new student scholarships.  The University serves a diverse group of approximately 850 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas.  Located along I-40, Clarksville is midway between the state capital of Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas, home to Bentonville and Fayetteville and amenities such as the Crystal Bridges Museum, miles and miles of trails, multiple theatre and music venues and abundant and diverse food choices. Clarksville is a town of approximately 10,000 people with a sense of purpose and movement demonstrated by investment in infrastructure, 100% renewable energy, broadband as a public utility, a new high school, inclusive community parks, outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation, and a concerted effort to support economic growth and development.

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