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Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University Of Hawaii, West Oahu
Kapolei, Hawaii
Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023

Salary:  See Position Description

Location:  Kapolei, HI

Job Type:  Full-Time Permanent

Department:  University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu - Academic Affairs

Job Number:  2023-00509

Closing:  Continuous

Position Number:  0089449


Title:  Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Position Number: 0089449
Hiring Unit: University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Location: Kapolei
Date Posted:  March 1, 2023
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins March 31, 2023
Salary Information:  Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding:  General Funds

Other Conditions:  Appointment to begin approximately July 2023 or soon thereafter.

As chief academic officer of the institution, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) is responsible for the academic curriculum and works in partnership with the faculty to ensure that academic programs are mission driven, especially with regard to student access and quality. The VCAA provides leadership and support for all functions of instructional activity, including creation, development, and management of academic programs; academic policy, planning, evaluation; and support of extramural grants in instruction, research, and training.
As chief academic officer areas of responsibility include: Academic Divisions, Concentration Areas, the Library, Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, Non-Degree Programs, Distance Learning, Institutional Research, Grievance Procedures (Faculty and Academic), Academic Compliance, International Programs, and work of the Academic Affairs Office.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1.  The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs works closely with the Chancellor and with the offices of the Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs (OVCSA) and Administration (OVCA). Is responsible for the general supervision and management of the program areas of instruction (Academic Chairs and Directors) and academic support services.
  2. Works with Human Resources, Business Office, Director of Strategic Directions, Assessment, and Accreditation, and other departments as necessary and maintains regular contact with appropriate System Office personnel.
  3. Represents the institution at relevant UH Systemwide councils and committees.
  4. Serves as staff liaison to Faculty Senate working in close cooperation with the faculty senate and other faculty governance bodies;
  5. Supervise collective bargaining relations;
  6. Provide advisory recommendations to the Chancellor on all academic appointments, tenure and promotion matters and ensure that such processes comply with the terms of faculty bargaining agreements;
  7. Oversee, receive and resolve complaints of student, faculty, and staff behavior which are under the jurisdiction of the Academic Affairs, including EEO and Title IX complaints.
  8. Oversees faculty professional development activities and works with executive management team to ensure consistent, comprehensive professional development at UHWO;
  9. Provides accreditation and program assessment support to the Director of Strategic Directions, Assessment, and Accreditation;
  10. Provide academic input and faculty support to institutional enrollment management efforts;
  11. Provide academic input to long-range facilities and capital improvement plans.
  12. Responsible for all academic information management areas in collaboration with the UHWO Communications/Public Relations;
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chancellor. 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. or earned doctorate in a professional field from an accredited institution. 
  2. Attainment of the status of tenure and academic rank of full professor, or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment. 
  3. Minimum of five years experience teaching undergraduates at an institution of higher education and five years of progressively responsible experience in academic planning, program and policy development. 
  4. Demonstrated leadership, and supervisory experience; or comparable professional experience in higher education. 
  5. Record of strong scholarship, publication, professional activity, and achievement. 
  6. Demonstrated commitment to consultative and collaborative decision-making processes. 
  7. Experience in working effectively in a multicultural community and demonstrated appreciation for culturally diverse populations. 
  8. Extensive knowledge of undergraduate institutional structures, academic program development, accreditation, and program review. 
  9. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement complex activities or projects. 
  10. Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills. 
  11. Demonstrated responsible working relationships with a range of constituencies including faculty and administrators. 
  12. Knowledge of the mission and vision of the University of Hawai‘i as a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution.  

Desirable Qualifications

  1.  Administrative experience in a four year college and/or regional university or  university in the development and administration of curriculum, budget, personnel, strategic planning, faculty promotion and tenure, and the use of technology in higher education. 
  2. Experience in delivery of distance education programs, and experience in working with an ethnically and culturally diverse population including experience in Native Hawaiian culture and indigenous knowledge systems. 
  3. Knowledge of four year multi-campus public higher education policies and procedures. 
  4. Skills in professional development, curriculum development, resource development. 
  5. Ability to use computer database management and planning software programs. 

To Apply:

Click on the "APPLY" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application.  Candidates must also submit/attach:

  1. Cover Letter summarizing the candidate's interest and qualifications for the position 
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Names of five (5) professional references, including title and contact information.
  4. A copy of your academic transcript(s) in order to verify all courses completed and/or degree conferred (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).  Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.  

Inquiries and applications are being accepted for the position.  Continuous recruitment; first review of applications will begin in March 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  

References will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate.  A background check will be made prior to employment.

Inquiries:  UHWO Human Resources Office, 808.689.2525,

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request:  The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the following link:

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