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Vice Provost for Mission and Accreditation
University of Southern Maine in the Portland, Maine
 
 
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Date Posted October 18, 2019
Category
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Campus: Portland

City, State: Portland, ME

Department: Provosts Office - PPROV

Bargaining Unit: Nonrep Professional

Salary Band/Wage Band: 8

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine (USM) in Portland, Maine announces its search for a Vice Provost for Mission and Accreditation. Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and assisting the Provost in all Provost Office initiatives, the Vice Provost stands in for the Provost when the Provost is unavailable. The Vice Provost serves as university liaison to its accrediting body NECHE and oversees all other university accreditations and program reviews as well as guiding the revision of university and departmental policies and procedures. The Vice Provost assists the Provost in producing regular and special academic affairs reports and communications, attends Faculty Senate and other standing university committees, and receives direct reports from academic affairs units as needed. The Vice Provost also assists the Provost in the implementation of the university mission and USM's four pillars of academic excellence, Vision 2028: https://usm.maine.edu/provost.

The USM community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

USM's three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university - and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. 

Complete Job Description

Benefits Summary Information

Qualifications:

Required

  • Terminal degree

  • 6-10 years experience in higher education

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Expertise in project management

  • Superior organizational acumen

  • Ability to conduct independent research

Preferred

  • PhD

  • More than 10 years' experience in higher education

  • Record of successful teaching and peer-reviewed research

  • Evidence of successful tenure at an accredited institution of higher education

  • Experience in academic accreditation

  • Experience in academic administration

  • Expertise in academic assessment

  • Experience working with collective bargaining agreements

  • Expertise in data analysis

  • Experience supervising employees

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by April 12, 2019. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

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