PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
California State University, Northridge is seeking a Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs.
At CSUN, we aspire to grow continually as an inclusive, cooperative
community and strive to be a work place community that advances
student success and provides exemplary service to all stakeholders.
We foster an environment of success, for our students, our
employees, and the broader San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles
communities that we serve. We have a foundational commitment to
promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the
University. As a campus leader, the Provost will have the
opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share
common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles https://www.csun.edu/leadership-principles
The successful candidate for this position will also have the
opportunity to realize their own personal goals, be recognized for
the work they do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can
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
nearly 40,000 students annually and counts nearly 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 more than
12,000 jobs each year. CSUN is a designated Minority-Serving and
Hispanic-Serving Institution and nationally recognized for its
success in serving its diverse student body. The Association of
Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and
Economic Prosperity University, the Wall Street Journal
ranked CSUN third in the nation for the university's diverse
learning environment, and CSUN is the nation's seventh-ranked
school on CollegeNet's 2021 Social Mobility Index.
The Position of Provost and Vice President for Academic
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost)
reports to the President and works collaboratively with the
President's Cabinet in advancing the strategic vision, mission, and
values of the institution, including the University's Road Map to
the Future. Serving as the chief academic officer, the Provost
provides dynamic academic and data-informed strategic leadership
for the university, with broad vision, and balanced judgment and
creativity. The Provost leads more than 3,000 faculty and staff in
undergraduate, graduate, extended education, research, and public
partnerships programs and coordinates regional, national, and
international activities to support the mission and priorities of
the university. The Provost oversees, coordinates, and promotes the
excellence and integrity of academic programming, scholarly work,
and creative activity where educational equity and student success
involving high quality student learning, persistence, and degree
completion are top priorities. The Provost serves as leader of the
institution in the absence of the President. Additional areas of
oversight include the financial and capital planning of the
division, regulatory compliance, accreditation, and institutional
equity. The Provost guides the division through bold leadership of
an engaged and collaborative team; positive working relationships
across university divisions; and the recruitment, development and
retention of a diverse and forward-thinking faculty and staff. The
Provost is a champion and leader of an inclusive and equitable
educational community, recognizing the strength this brings to the
university community and learning environment; as a leader,
demonstrates a commitment to student and faculty success that is
mission aligned with the university's vision, values, and
priorities; establishes an ethical and collegial work environment,
promoting a collaborative, accountable, and inclusive team;
encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment
by participating in new opportunities with a service-oriented and
catalytic mind set to further the mission of the university;
empowers employees by being communicative and a talent builder who
develops team attributes, furthering divisional goals.
• A doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
• Academic credentials consistent with the rank of full professor
at CSUN, as demonstrated by a distinguished record in teaching and
scholarship that exhibit commitment to academic excellence.
• Substantial experience and demonstrated leadership in higher
education and academic administration, including advocation and
support of educational equity.
• Ability to work effectively within a collaborative and
consultative management setting within a framework of traditional
shared governance and collective bargaining.
• A strong record of commitment to equity, inclusion, and student
and faculty success, as well as a deep appreciation for the richly
diverse student population that CSUN serves.
• Demonstration—through previous professional achievements—of the
ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate innovative
instructional and research programs at a university.
• Proficiency in and proponent of data-based decision making.
• Skill in fiscal planning and resource management.
• Track record of successfully integrating strategic activities
across the division, institution, and community around a shared
vision for success.
• Successful experience in university advancement and
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the
ability to communicate in a clear, consistent, and transparent
manner to create shared goals and understanding.
• Ability to represent the campus effectively before organizations
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with leadership to build
bridges and relationships within an institution or
• A high level of energy, focus, and the capacity to effectively
partner with the president, cabinet, deans, faculty, staff,
students, alumni, and community members of diverse
• Demonstrated success in leading a team and the willingness to
serve as a motivator and mentor to staff while achieving
university, division, and unit goals.
• Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through
courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership and lead varying
initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented, and
• Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and
accountability to further operational goals.
Effective Date of Appointment:
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: CSUNProvostVPAA@academicsearch.org
The position is open until filled, but only applications received
by Thursday, September 1, can be assured full consideration.
Additional information can be found in the position profile
Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by
contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at Ann.Hasselmo@academicsearch.org
and Chris Butler at Chris.Butler@academicsearch.org
Further information about California State University Northridge is
available at http://csun.edu/
CSU requires faculty, staff, and
students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized
against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from
doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search
process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To
learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:
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
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, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender
identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information,
medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability.
Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order
1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants
with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment
Services at 818-677-2101.