AVP for Faculty and Academic Program Support
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY

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Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this senior administrative official is responsible for the direction of academic support programs for the College. Responsibilities include overseeing faculty services, faculty development, on-line learning and academic technologies, curriculum, evening and weekend programming, and other units as may be assigned. The individual will serve as liaison to the Office of Compliance and the Office of Institutional Research. The incumbent will be lead multiple initiatives, including activities related to the Faculty of the Future Project.

Duties include:
  • Supervises all matters relating to curriculum and instruction in the College;
  • Partners with faculty and staff in the faculty and academic staff recruitment and development activities;
  • Provides leadership and oversight of online academic operations, policy, curricula, and teaching;
  • Provides guidance and direction for internships and career services;
  • Establishes priorities and plans for program and faculty development;
  • Partners with the Office of Compliance on academic program assessment activities, as well as on accreditation and related issues;
  • Works with Deans and Department Chairs in the review, study, and development of curriculum and in the improvement of instruction;
  • Provides advisory recommendations to the VPAA on all academic appointments, tenure and promotion matters, and ensures that such processes comply with the terms of Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Faculty Senate guidelines;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of academic strategic planning;
  • Provides guidance and direction with respect to NY State and SUNY standards and those of accrediting bodies, such as Middle States Commission on Higher Education, NASAD (Art and Design), and CIDA (Interior Design);
  • Works in close cooperation with the Faculty Senate and its various sub-committees, as appropriate, with respect to policies and procedures impacting academic programs;
  • Works cooperatively with the office of the Chief Information Officer on issues and projects related to academic technology;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated academic leadership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and good judgment. Ability to formulate and articulate sound policies and demonstrated ability to identify, resolve, and consult on a wide range of administrative and personnel issues with a clear sense of institutional needs and priorities. Strong organizational and management skills.

Master’s degree in a related field required; earned doctorate preferred and a minimum of 10 years of teaching excellence, service, and scholarship, three to five years of which include some administrative responsibilities, preferably at the level of Dean or above including experience in the development and administration of curriculum, budget, personnel, strategic planning, and the use of technology in higher education. A commitment to affirmative action principles. Administrative experience in a collective bargaining environment and an understanding of academic technology policy formulation highly desirable.

Additional Information:
Review of resumes will begin March 19, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

35 hours/week – Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Relocation expenses are negotiable.

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