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Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 0400

Title: Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Department: Academic Affairs

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: President and Cabinet

Job Sub-Family: Executives

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 24

Grade Min: $196,293

Grade Mid: $245,366

UHD Succession Plan: Y

Criticality of Position: Crucial

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

Serving as the institution's Chief Academic Officer, the Provost plays a central role in enhancing academic excellence and aligning priorities with the University's strategic plan. The Provost serves as a member of the senior leadership team. The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost works closely with the President, other executive officers, and faculty in formulating the University's academic goals and policies. As Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is responsible for the articulation of the University's vision of academic distinction; the development and administration of academic programs; policies relating to instruction, curriculum, and distance learning; faculty and academic staff appointments and performance assessments; and scholarship and community service initiatives among faculty.


  • Advancing the vision, mission, and core values of the university, including being an enthusiastic spokesperson for UHD with internal and external constituencies
  • Working with the President in friend and fundraising, community relations, industry relations, etc.
  • Supporting research, scholarly and creative activities of faculty and students
  • Promoting academic excellence in degree programs and teaching, research, and service of faculty
  • Promoting inclusion and transparency, which should involve the campus community as partners in decision-making processes as they help to set and meet the highest standards
  • Fostering student success and engagement by creating an environment that cultivates student success, holistic development, and student engagement
  • Strategic planning, administration, and fiscal management
  • Growing and developing a vibrant and diverse faculty, administration, and staff
  • Nurturing relationships and entrepreneurship, including developing partnerships and fostering positive relations with foundations, granting agencies, University alumni, and legislative representatives at local, state, national, and/or international levels
  • Leading and fortifying an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization
  • Administering the tenure and promotion processes
  • Coordinating and leading student success initiatives and accreditation-based assessments designed to improve student retention and graduation rates
  • Fostering the organized and strategic development of "High-Impact Practices" across the curriculum and campus to stimulate engaged learning and support student success
  • Supporting online education opportunities
  • Expanding distance education opportunities

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full Time and Part Time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.


Required Education:

  • Required is an earned doctorate from an accredited institution

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of ten years of higher education experience
  • Experience at the Dean level or higher
  • Record of excellence in teaching and scholarship commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor in one of the academic departments at UHD


  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and student's in an environment of shared governance
  • A visible and accessible approach to leadership
  • Creates innovative approaches to provide faculty and staff with the resources and support to maintain and enhance excellence in teaching, scholarship, and student services
  • Leadership in fostering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by building an inclusive and supportive environment for teaching, learning, service, and scholarship and by recruiting a diverse faculty and staff
  • An appreciation for serving the educational needs of an economically and demographically diverse population, particularly in urban settings
  • Demonstrated success in improving retention and graduation rates, particularly with first generation, underserved students.
  • Student centered with a deep passion for student success and the student experience
  • Proven success leading the expansion of distance education, online learning, and high-impact, experiential, and problem-based learning.
  • An appreciation for the full range of academic disciplines and lifelong educational programs represented on campus
  • Ability to work with other academic and community leaders to further develop collaborative academic initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Skills:



This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.