Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Job ID: 8721

Contract Title: Senior Vice President

Location: Queensborough CC

Department: Academic Affairs

Category: Executive

Issue Date: July 31 2013

Closing Date: September 15 2013

Job Type: Full TimeRegular

FLSA: Exempt

General Duties:

The Senior Vice President is a member of senior executive management in a College or Unit and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.   As a high-level executive, he/she has broad responsibility for one or more major divisions. He/she incorporates innovative practices into plans and strategies and collaborates with other College and University executives, and outside organizations as needed, to develop appropriate policy and acquire resources.  He/she is a dynamic leader of an executive team responsible for personnel, budget, operations, and communications.  

Campus Specific Information:

 Queensborough Community College is one of 24 institutions, including seven community colleges, within The City University of New York, the nation's largest urban public university. The College, established in 1958, confers the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees, and offers Certificate Programs in various career areas. It offers over 30 programs in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technologies, Arts & Humanities, Health Related Sciences, and Education.


Serving as Chief Academic Officer of the College and reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs provides academic leadership, assuring the currency, integrity, and quality of academic programs and services, and overseeing their direction and administration, consistent with the College's mission, values, and goals.


Working in close partnership with the President, Vice Presidents, and other executives, the Provost provides leadership in the development and implementation of the College's mission. The Provost acts on behalf of the President in her absence. The Provost also works collaboratively with Deans, 16 academic departments and their faculty, the Library, CETL, and academic support centers. Partnering with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Provost provides collaborative leadership for the continuing implementation of the College's Academy model of education for our students. S/he will be actively engaged in resource development and academic and budget planning; cross campus integration of technological and curricular innovation; recruitment, retention, and professional development of a distinguished faculty and academic staff; and student learning, assessment, and retention strategies.

 Some specific responsibilities of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs include:

- Leading and directing the development of the curriculum and academic programs and services.

- Initiating development and overseeing implementation of strategic plans for reaching College goals.

- Directing recruitment, retention, and professional development of a distinguished faculty and academic staff.

- Promoting student learning and assessment.

- Leading the development of student retention strategies.

- Promoting educational technologies and innovative pedagogy in all academic areas.  

Minimum Qualifications:

This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan.  All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.  Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.  

Other Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated academic experiences and leadership skills needed to foster the academic progress and vitality of the College:  10 to 15 years of academic administrative experience; a doctoral degree with academic and scholarly achievement sufficient to earn the respect of the academic community and qualification for appointment as a full professor with tenure in an academic department; accomplishments in academic administration, including leadership in academic program development, strategic planning, budget management, and initiation and carry-through of reforms; ability to work with faculty, representatives elected by the faculty, and all members of the academic community within a shared governance environment; and a strong commitment to the mission of the College and the role of public higher education in a dynamic urban environment.  


 Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  


 CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.  

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.  

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