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Vice Provost

California State University, Northridge
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice Provost

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning, and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community, and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

The University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 36,000 students annually and counts more than 400,000 alumni who fuel the region's economy. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and nearly 12,000 jobs each year. CSUN is a designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic Serving Institution, ranking amongst the top twenty in the nation in graduating Latinx students. More than 70 percent of CSUN students are first-generation college students, and 60 percent come from historically underrepresented groups. Money magazine consistently ranks CSUN among the nation's “most transformative” colleges for putting diverse students on the path to higher career earnings.

About the Position of Vice Provost

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost supports and implements the strategic vision of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as the administrator-in-charge of the Division in the absence of the Provost. The Vice Provost supports deans and other administrators, faculty committees, staff, and students in the context of university and divisional priorities, as outlined by the Provost. The Vice Provost represents the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on campus, in the community, and within the region.

As directed by the Provost, the Vice Provost solves a variety of administrative challenges for the Division. This position manages the offices of Assessment and Program Review and the Reserve Officers Training Corps; coordinates university accreditation activities as the academic liaison officer to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); coordinates preparation of the University Planning and Budget Group agendas and also serves on a variety of ad hoc working groups; serves as liaison for audits related to Academic Affairs and, in conjunction with other leaders, monitors implementation of Executive Orders from the CSU Office of the Chancellor as they apply to/impact Academic Affairs units; handles international travel approvals for the Division of Academic Affairs and all travel for direct reports to the Provost; reviews and approves all hospitality and Foundation expenditures within the Division; reviews and approves time, master payroll, and other HR approvals within the Division; reviews and approves H-1B and J-1 visas; serves as the Provost's representative on a variety of university committees and advisor for shared governance matters; handles student complaints that come to the Office of the Provost, meeting and consulting with students, faculty, and associate deans as needed; solves a variety of administrative challenges for the Division while exercising discretion and communicating with diplomacy.

As a representative of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on campus, in the community, and within the region, the Vice Provost acts as a resource for the deans, associate vice presidents, and representatives from other divisions. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution
  • Credentials and experience for a faculty appointment at the rank of full professor
  • Demonstrated competency in university teaching and a record of scholarly and professional accomplishment
  • At least three (3) years of successful administrative experience providing coordination, analysis, reports, and recommendations for administrative action, and in providing high-level judgment and support to a senior executive.
  • Administrative experience in higher education that can contribute to the diversity of the university and community through their leadership

Preferred qualifications:
  • Successful experience in curriculum development, learning assessment, and program review within a collaborative and consultative decision-making environment

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership:
  • Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive, and collegial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
  • Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented, and communicative approach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

More information, including an institutional profile, can be found at

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
  • Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
  • The anticipated hiring range is $220,000 to $230,000 per year, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Application Period

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Monday, March 18, 2024, can be assured full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Effective Date of Appointment: July 1, 2024

How to Apply

The university is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at and Chris Butler at

Background check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.


The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, covered military and veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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