college mcp-logo-header-white mcpherson

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Full time
Posted 9 months ago

As the leader of the comprehensive instructional program, the Vice President for Academic Affairs will work closely with the faculty and the Provost to achieve strategic goals related to academic growth and innovation.

Please review the Vice President for Academic Affairs Prospectus.

 

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

  • Doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited college or university
  • Commitment to teaching, learning, and academic growth that leads to student success
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or leadership/administrative experience in a post-secondary institution
  • Collaborative approach to working with other areas on campus such as student affairs, enrollment, admissions, and athletics
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proven record of ethical, trustworthy, and credible conduct
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Ability to delegate while maintaining accountability
  • Understanding of shared governance and how to balance the faculty needs with administrative expectations for the good of the students

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the college’s comprehensive instructional program, serving as a leader in the development and administration of academic policy and procedure
  • Coordinates the work of the division chairpersons, department chairs, and all teaching faculty including the coordination of academic committee meetings.
  • Leads faculty recruitment, professional development, and evaluation, making recommendations to the Provost
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of related program budgets; including forecasting funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors division expenditures
  • Works in close coordination with the Provost and others on campus to align academic priorities to the college’s strategic plan
  • Performs other duties as may be requested from time to time by the Provost or President

Expectations:

  • Remain apprised, informed, and educated about administrative policies as well as faculty and staff policies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, learning, and academic excellence to promote student success
  • Seek out innovative solutions to challenges
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of all departmental functions and activities
  • Encourage faculty morale through clear planning, listening, and communication
  • Communicate regularly and effectively
  • Model integrity, trust, and confidentiality
  • Serve as an informative resource regarding all aspects of the Academic department
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of members of the College community, including those with disabilities

 

Application Process

Applications are invited at the online application below. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and letter of application that address the responsibilities and requirements described in job posting. The names and contact information of three references should be included with the application materials. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

 

Confidential inquiries may be sent to hr@mcpherson.edu

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Job Features

Job CategoryStaff

Apply Online

A valid email address is required.
A valid phone number is required.

Employers are required to provide equal employment opportunity and may ask your race and gender for planning and reporting purposes only. This information is optional and failure to provide it will have no effect on your application for employment.