Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The College of Saint Rose - Albany, NY

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Reporting to the President, the Provost/VPAA serves as the President’s chief advisor on all academic matters and drives institutional planning and decision making central to achieving the core academic mission. At the direction and discretion of the President, the incumbent performs the duties of the President in his/her absence. As “first among equals”, the Provost/VPAA acts collaboratively with other Cabinet-level members of the executive team to advance the institutional agenda. As the chief academic officer, he/she has the ultimate responsibility for all academic matters and provides management oversight to the academic deans and other academic personnel.

  • Provide leadership for the implementation and achievement of the mission and vision of the College in accordance with the College’s Shared Governance Document, Faculty Manual and Statement of Integrity.
  • Lead institutional strategic planning and management, promote current priorities such as retention, globalization, program development and market diversification.
  • Provide leadership, expert analysis and direction in preparing, reviewing and responding to various forms of accreditation and assessment.
  • Support and direct faculty and academic affairs staff development, scholarly and/or creative achievement, external grant activity, and service learning activities.
  • Chair standing committees (e.g. Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Committees, Strategic Planning and Priorities Committees) as well as ad hoc committees and working groups as appropriate. Co-chair the Colleges Grant Review Committee.
  • Develop recommendations and oversee the implementation of the College’s academic budget, including the allocation of faculty positions, recommendations on faculty compensation, instructional supplies and equipment, and academic support resources (including the library and academic computing).
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to the President on personnel matters for the entire institution.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the President.

  • A terminal degree in an academic field and the qualifications commensurate with a tenured full professor.
  • At least 10 years progressively responsible experience within an institution(s) of higher education in positions such as Department Chair, Dean, or positions of similar scope and accountability.
  • A management style that is collaborative, collegial and based on the principles of shared governance, combined with a tolerance for ambiguity and the unexpected.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strengthening diversity and promoting inclusion for historically underrepresented faculty, staff and students.
  • Knowledge and experience in academic strategic planning, academic facilities master planning, operating budget development, and budget management.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with regional/specialized accreditation organizations as well as state education departments.
  • Proven experience in advancing institutional globalization.
  • A record of accomplishment in serving/leading committees associated with curriculum development, enrollment planning, academic planning, and faculty development.
  • Exceptional communications skills, written and oral.
  • Leadership in the area of technology and its appropriate role in instruction and administration.

Additional Information:
Review of applications begins December 1st for an anticipated hire date of July 1, 2013.

A comprehensive profile of the College and this opportunity is available at .

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and qualified dependents, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at

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