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Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of the Mainland
Texas City, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number

Position Title
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Contract Length
12 months

Class Summary

We are pleased to announce that our Vice President for Academic Affairs has been selected to serve as a College President and will be departing March 1, 2024. Due to the ensuing promotion, College of the Mainland is conducting a national search for a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Vice President provides executive-level strategic and innovative leadership, exploring and developing new models of inclusive educational programming and sustainable business practices. As chief academic officer, the Vice President leads college-wide programs, policies and initiatives to recruit, retain, and support outstanding faculty, and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and innovative approaches to student learning and success.

The Vice President leads college-wide Academic Affairs, including a team of discipline-based deans, along with other staff, collaborating closely with campus and college leaders to further the vision of the college. Manages the operational needs of Academic Affairs in accordance with policies of the Board of Trustees and with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Candidates Eligible to Apply

Position Type
Exempt Staff

Employment Status
Full Time

Position Funding Type

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

Candidate will possess a minimum of a doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years of relevant experience. Five (5) years higher education teaching experience required.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Community college teaching experience preferred.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

• capable of innovative and inclusive collaboration and strategic thinking

• ability to facilitate cooperation through discussion and consensus building; analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, project consequences and proposed actions, synthesize information and implement recommendations in support of organizational goals

• identify and respond succinctly and professionally to public, senior level administrative and Board of Trustees issues and concerns with college-wide impact

• ability to provide leadership in order to implement institutional and divisional goals and strategic priorities

• highly effective communication orally and in writing

• ability to establish cooperative working relationships in the course of performing assigned duties

• ability to exercise humor, teamwork and fidelity, and high ethical standards in all aspects of work

Preferred Knowledge & Skills


Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

• provides strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence;

• possesses the vision to guide the college’s academic and workforce programs into the future;

• understands and appreciates the mission of the College and is able to relate it to all constituencies; aids in making decisions consistent with the mission and goals;

• advocates and promotes quality instruction, student success, and integrated planning to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse community college environment;

• works effectively with community groups, educational entities, business, industry, government and legislative bodies to develop partnerships which result in improved service to students and to the community;

• provides innovative and successful academic leadership and vision in instruction and program
development in basic skills, transfer, workforce, and non-credit programs;

• provides guidance to, and receives recommendations from the Faculty Senate and other
representative organizations regarding the planning, implementation and review of academic
programs, services, activities and related matters;

• acts as the officer in the recruitment and selection of faculty, and to recommend to the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs the employment of those selected;

• participates in open sessions of the Board of Trustees and in closed sessions as needed;

• prepares, submits, and monitors the annual budget for areas of responsibilities;

• trains, supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of assigned personnel;

• completes other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Physical Requirements

No or very limited exposure to physical risk. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Must be willing to travel for college business.

Minimum Salary Range

Mid Point Salary Range

Maximum Salary Range

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Posting Will Be Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please ensure you fill out the application in its entirety.

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  3. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)

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