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Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2024
Posting Details

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Position Title

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Class Title

Regular or Contingent II

Regular (PIN)

Desired Start Date




Salary Range

$175,000 - $200,000

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

Bowie State University, nestled between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and a member institution of the University System of Maryland, currently seeks an Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. This position will report directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The finalist candidate for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs is expected to be a dynamic, experienced, forward-thinking academic leader, who possesses strong personal and professional integrity to qualify him/her to join the energetic team in the Division of Academic Affairs to help us advance the institutional mission and strategic plan of Bowie State University. The incumbent will provide comprehensive and confidential advice and assistance to the Provost on a broad range of academic and administrative issues, both internal and external, to the campus.

The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs has oversight for academic planning and initiatives and experiential learning, including new degree and certificate programs; academic policies and procedures; curricular reviews, approvals of new programs and modifications to existing programs; submissions of new and revised programs to the University System of Maryland ( USM ) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission ( MHEC );college catalogs and calendars; and memoranda of understanding (MOUs), articulations, and other academic agreements. The incumbent will play a critical role in both the development and execution of strategic initiatives within the division of Academic Affairs and across the university. The ideal candidate shall be competent to help the Office of the Provost facilitate and support existing and emerging cross-divisional partnerships.

Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will:
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators from across the institution to fulfill the institutional mission and strategic plan.
  • Supports planning and project management in the Division of Academic Affairs.
  • Work with Academic areas as assigned to develop strategic plans, create policies, and collaborates with other divisions to analyze and develop recommendations in response to evolving issues.
  • Assist the Provost in planning, directing, evaluating, and developing academic programs, certificates, stable credentials, and badges.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of any academic MOUs and ensures collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management and the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Oversee articulation agreements with community colleges and assist in the development of 2+2 program pathways.
  • Provide oversight for the scheduling of academic courses.
  • Facilitate resolution on issues related to student academic performance and grievances, ensures compliance with established BSU and USM policy, and provides ongoing review and revision.
  • Facilitate academic reviews and annual reports.
  • Co-organize and leads the development of new hire orientation/onboarding exercises (e.g. Deans, AVPs, and Directors).
  • Oversee annual updates to Academic Catalogs and Academic Calendars in consultation with the University’s Registrar, along with working collaboratively with the Associate Provost for Faculty on Academic Affairs Operations, University planned Convocations, Honors and Awards Day, and Commencement.
  • Assist in the development of funding strategies for academic programs.
  • Facilitate academic policy development and implementation.
  • Serve on University-wide Committees or represents the Provost as assigned.
  • Assume supervision of select non-academic administrative units (ex. Experiential Learning, Career Services, and Continuing Education).
  • Collaborate with the Office of Planning, Analysis and Accountability ( OPAA ) and the Center for Academic Program Assessment ( CAPA ), and works closely with the Assistant Vice President ( AVP ) for Online Learning and Regional Centers.
Minimum Qualifications


Earned doctorate degree with academic credentials consistent with appointment as a tenured faculty as demonstrated by a distinguished record of teaching, scholarly publications, and/or creative accomplishments that exhibit commitment to academic excellence.

  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative experience working in academic leadership at an institution of higher education, including a minimum of three (3) years of administrative leadership in academic affairs.
  • Experience with higher education regional accreditation organizations, standards and articulation processes and program reviews.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • The ideal candidate will possess a commitment to the mission and core values of Bowie State University; a record of progressively advanced administrative experience in higher education; demonstrated responsibility for a broad range of organizational areas; experience developing, implementing, and overseeing academic curricula, programs, and policies; experience with assessment of learning outcomes, online learning, general education, program review and accreditation; understanding of MSCHE, USM, and MHEC guidelines, processes, and requirements.
  • The successful candidate will also have superior leadership, organizational, planning, and management skills, along with outstanding written and oral communication skills; professional and ethical standards of the highest caliber; sound judgment, maturity, and composure; commitment to providing superior service by example and through administrative practices; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with diverse groups and to engage stakeholders in decision-making; and commitment to promoting success of all students and reducing barriers to success related to differences in dimensions such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, culture, and disability.
  • Knowledge of public policy related to higher education.
  • Knowledge of planning processes in higher education.
  • Knowledge of assessment of student learning and performance measurement.
  • Knowledge of online learning administration and pedagogy.
  • Ability to plan, organize, document, and follow through on initiatives.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and work-related information.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and other common software applications; Strong analytic, writing, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of faculty development and assessment.
  • Knowledge of curricular and program development.
  • Knowledge of USM, MHEC, MSCHE policies and processes.
  • Knowledge of LMS, Blackboard, and Starfish.
Conditions of Employment

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are not required but encouraged for all eligible students, faculty and staff returning to USM institutions. This protocol is subject to change.

Bowie State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae

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