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Title: Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
Location: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Washington, DC
Supervisor: President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed as submitted
Start Date: January 1, 2019
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is seeking nominations and applicants for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. This position reports to the President of APLU.
Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Academic Officer (CAO): APLU seeks a senior university administrator with experience in academic affairs and knowledge of activities and the scope of duties of a provost at an APLU research university. The CAO will contribute thought leadership in how federal policies affect public universities, the evolving role of a national higher education association in assisting member institutions to respond to changing societal needs, and the development of APLU program strategy and agenda. The incumbent will also serve as the principal organizer and coordinator of the activities of the Council on Academic Affairs, the APLU group that brings together provosts from member institutions. S/he will serve as an APLU liaison with other higher education associations and national organizations that influence federal policies and laws affecting academic pursuits and purposes. The incumbent will provide expertise concerning implementation and effectiveness of new and existing programs at academic institutions in support of various APLU initiatives. S/he will promote initiatives and collaborations to improve degree completion and to enhance digital learning.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 237 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.7 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.2 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $42.7 billion in university-based research.
APLU is dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. The association’s mission is to support high-quality public higher education and its member institutions as they perform their teaching, research, and public engagement and service roles. APLU provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies affecting higher education and the public interest. It is collaboratively engaged in a wide range of grant-funded projects with its member institutions, and proposes through the new Center for Public University Transformation, to bring together and expand initiatives in support of student success.
Types of Candidates
We expect the candidate to come from the ranks of current or recently retired provosts, or senior-level associate provosts.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
The following units report to the CAO:
There are ten employees in these units with two more likely to be added on expected grants.
In addition, the CAO will provide leadership for the new Center for Public University Transformation and work closely with the Executive Director of the Center and, working with the Executive Director, convene joint meetings of the three units as needed. The Center will work with more than 130 public research universities organized into clusters and two state “system clusters” to increase degree completion, particularly for underserved students.
Please send a cover letter and resume along with two writing samples to APLU’s Human Resources Department: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “SVP & CAO.” Applications will be reviewed as submitted.
Salary is commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package. For more information on APLU, please visit www.aplu.org.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.