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Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana
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Date Posted May 18, 2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Appointment Status: Tenure

Department: IU Southeast Executive Management

Position Summary

The executive vice chancellor for academic affairs (EVCAA) serves as the chief academic officer of IU Southeast. The EVCAA reports directly to the chancellor and serves in his/her absence as the institution's senior administrative officer. The EVCAA is responsible for the management, quality, development, coordination, evaluation and promotion of all academic programs and courses on or off the IU Southeast campus.

The EVCAA oversees all faculty matters and has overall responsibility for periodic review of academic programs and regular assessment of academic achievement, retention, persistence, and institutional effectiveness for the purpose of program improvement. This senior level administrator recommends allocation of resources to the academic units and support departments, and provides supervisory oversight of their budgets.

Additionally, the EVCAA oversees the development and utilization of learning resources, including the library, supplemental instruction, and online learning systems; develops programs to improve the quality of teaching and learning, encourages and supports faculty research and creative work, and promotes the cultural and intellectual growth of the academic community. The executive vice chancellor chairs the Academic Council, oversees the academic advising program for students as well as the preparation of the IUS Faculty Manual and the IUS Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins.

Principal responsibilities

  • Directly supervises the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, the deans of the academic units, the dean of graduate studies and research, the dean of student success and persistence, the registrar, and the directors of the Library, Institutional Effectiveness, the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence, and the Honors Program. Works in collaboration with these administrators to plan, set goals, manage resources, and assess progress.

  • Oversees and makes recommendations to the chancellor regarding the recruitment, selection, evaluation, compensation, promotion, tenure, termination, release time, assignments and research aid of faculty members and other academic personnel.

  • Provides leadership for new and revised academic programming; ensures the periodic review of on-campus and collaborative academic programs and regular assessment of student academic achievement, retention, persistence and institutional effectiveness for the purpose of program improvement

  • Recommends allocation of resources to the academic units and support departments, and supervises their budgets. Recommends annual budget requests and supervises the expenditures for all units reporting to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

  • Ensures effective communication on academic matters within the campus and between the academic units and external constituencies.

  • Identifies opportunities for the acquisition and management of campus grants and contracts in the academic area.

  • Develops and maintains programs to improve the quality of teaching and learning, encourage faculty service, professional growth and creative work and promotes the cultural and intellectual growth of the campus community.

  • Serves as ex officio member of the Faculty Senate, and the Academic Assessment, Academic Policies, and General Education committees.

  • Oversees preparation of the IUS Faculty Manual and the IUS Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins.

  • Serves as campus accreditation liaison with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Convenes and chairs meetings of the deans, the academic affairs unit heads, and the Academic Council. Serves as co-chair of the Campus Budgetary Advisory Group.

  • Represents the campus on the University's Academic Leadership Council, Council for Regional Campus Excellence, Office of Online Education summits, and other IU committees and councils as deemed appropriate by the chancellor.

  • Represents the campus on internal, community, state, system, and national committees.

  • Serves as a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet and the Budget Committee.

  • Carries out duties of the chancellor in his or her absence.

  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the chancellor.

Basic Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree;

  • A distinguished record of teaching and scholarship, and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank of full Professor in a discipline offered at IUS;

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of public higher education and a clear understanding of the issues and challenges facing higher education.

  • A commitment to and experience with the mission, goals, and operations of a regional comprehensive public institution;

  • A record of proactive, creative, visionary, and ethical leadership;

  • Experience with the development, delivery, and evaluation of online courses required; experience with multi-campus, collaborative, academic programming preferred.

  • An understanding of and successful experience with enrollment and retention management;

  • A proven ability to work with other administrative leaders in a collegial manner;

  • A proven track record of successful development and/or management of a diverse faculty, staff and student environment on campus, including recruitment and campus climate;

  • A record of successful academic/administrative experience at the level of dean or above, including supervision and personnel actions, budget management, and planning;

  • A demonstrated commitment to academic excellence with strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to work and lead effectively in a collegial environment;

  • The ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of the institution's senior leadership team to ensure that the institution achieves its mission and goals;

  • Creativity and proven implementation skills necessary for quality curricular and other innovations, reforms, and modifications, along with experience working with student academic needs;

  • Significant and successful experience in higher education administration including budgetary and personnel responsibilities, accreditation, strategic planning, and academic program development;

  • An ability to craft creative, pragmatic solutions that will advance the institution;

  • A track record of collaborative leadership, including leading and empowering diverse teams, working across units, and bringing people together to develop a shared vision and achieve common goals;

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with senior leadership, faculty, students, staff, donors, and external constituencies;

  • A deep appreciation of and support for shared governance;

  • Knowledge of institutional and program accreditation, program review, and assessment of student learning; and

  • The capacity to sustain a sense of humor, energy and optimism while carrying out the demanding role of executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Department Contact for Questions

Dana C. Wavle, CPA
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
Chief of Staff, Chancellor's Office

Salary and Rank
Professor / Executive Vice Chancellor

Special Instructions

Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. References will not be contacted until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Competitive salary and benefits. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. It is anticipated that the new EVCAA will assume the position on or as soon as possible after July 1, 2020.

For Best Consideration Date: 03/23/2020

Expected Start Date: 07/01/2020

OAA #: SE-20-03

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