Vice Provost, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (CSU Employees only) (JID 8818)
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost manages and oversees administrative protocols and daily operations for the Office of the Provost and the Division of Academic Affairs, and supports and implements the strategic vision of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost: manages the offices of Assessment and Program Review and the Reserve Officers Training Corps; coordinates university accreditation activities as the academic liaison officer to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); coordinates preparation of the Provost's Council and University Planning and Budget Group agendas and also serves on a variety of ad hoc working groups; serves as liaison for audits related to Academic Affairs and, in conjunction with other leaders, monitors implementation of Executive Orders from the CSU Office of the Chancellor as they apply to/impact Academic Affairs units; handles international travel approvals for the Division of Academic Affairs; serves as the Provost's representative on a variety of university committees and advisor for shared governance matters; supports deans and other administrators, faculty committees, staff, and students in the context of university and divisional priorities; solves a variety of administrative challenges for the Division while exercising discretion and communicating with diplomacy. As a representative of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on campus, in the community, and within the region, the Vice Provost acts as a resource for the deans, associate vice presidents, and representatives from other divisions, and serves as the administrator-in-charge of the Division in the absence of the Provost. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications for the position include: earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution; credentials and experience for a faculty appointment at the rank of full professor; demonstrated competency in university teaching and a record of scholarly and professional accomplishment; at least three (3) years of successful administrative experience in higher education providing coordination, analysis, reports, and recommendations for administrative action, and providing high-level judgment and support to a senior executive; and experience promoting the diversity of the university and community through their leadership. Preferred qualifications include: successful experience in curriculum development, learning assessment, and program review within a collaborative and consultative decision-making environment.
CSUN is particularly interested in candidates who can promote the diversity of the university and community through their leadership. As such, the cover letter of the candidate must address a commitment to cultural diversity and educational equity, and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
The successful applicant should demonstrate the following professional experiences and abilities: knowledge of priorities and administrative practices within an academic affairs organization including those of shared administrative-faculty governance; knowledge of the principles, common problems, and method of organization in the academic area; the ability to evaluate data, reason logically, and analyze and solve organizational and administrative problems; the capacity to form sound judgments and work in a highly collaborative manner with senior and junior colleagues; ability to plan, coordinate, and independently implement administrative decisions; ability to speak and write at the highly-skilled level required by the scope of the position; ability to provide effective leadership in responding to the diversity and international character of the university, and to promote educational equity efforts in the university. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. The selected candidate is required to pass a thorough background investigation. Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a "mandatory reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and' is required to comply with the requirements as set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Effective Date of Appointment: As soon as possible.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing http://bit.ly/HR CSUN link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. Note - CSUN candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/ Employee pagelet.
Review of applications begins April 1, 2020, and continues until position is filled. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at (818) 677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
Los Angeles, California