University of Alaska Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs in Fairbanks, Alaska

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

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Classification:Executive Officer

Grade:Officer of the University

Work type:Officer/Senior Administrator

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide

School/Business unit:Vice President for Academic Affairs


Categories:Administrative/Personnel, Other

Position Summary:The Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs serves as the chief academic officer for the University of Alaska System. The University of Alaska (UA) seeks a visionary, collaborative, and innovative leader who will identify synergies to build strong teams to support large, transformative academic and research initiatives.


10Collaborate with colleagues in Statewide administration and on the campuses on a wide variety of issues, including university relations, budget, legal, facilities, information technology, enrollment, human resources, and research.Essential

10Review, propose revisions to, and administer BOR policies and university regulations related to teaching, research, service, student affairs, and faculty human resources. Consult with system-wide governance and UA General Counsel on matters of academic and student affairs policy. Respond to legislative requests related to academic, student service, and research issues.Essential

10Work with the research leaders at the three universities to encourage diversification of external funding sources, development of intellectual property, input into budget process, and engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in research. Co-chair the State Committee for Research and work with the research leaders on the development and implementation of the system-wide research plan.Essential

20Communicate with the President and Board of Regents (BOR) on issues related to research and academic and student affairs to keep them informed about developments. Work with the chair of the BOR Academic and Student Affairs Committee to establish agendas and arrange for the required reports and presentations. Coordinate academic development and program review, and communicate these to the BOR. Advise the President and BOR on the status of current programs, campus proposals for the need for the addition or discontinuation of programs, and academic, student and enrollment services, and research policy.Essential

25As a key member of the President’s executive team, serve as the chief academic and student affairs officer for the UA system. Work with the campus provosts to develop and articulate the overall UA academic mission within the system and with external local, state, national, and international groups. Coordinate overall planning for instruction, research, public service, enrollment, and student services. Ensure policies and processes support student access to courses, programs, and academic support services. Encourage cooperation, collaboration, and appropriate alignment among the three universities and governance groups in academic and student affairs. Chair the Academic Council in the review of proposed academic program additions and discontinuations and policy and regulation revision. Carry out responsibilities in a manner that respects shared governance.Essential

25Provide leadership and management. Oversee the offices of workforce programs and student enrollment strategy, and institutional research and analysis. Provide guidance to further the mission of the system. Develop the budget for these units and ensure they work within their budgets, and advocate for additional resources for these units as needed.Essential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Broad understanding of state, national, and international trends in higher education. Ability to lead and supervise others and manage budgets.

Required Experience: At least 10 years experience in higher education, including service as a faculty member and as an academic administrator (e.g., dean, institute director, vice provost, provost, or chancellor).

Typical Education or Training: Terminal degree in a relevant field, e.g., PhD, JD, EdD.

Application Materials: Please submit a substantive cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, 5 references with complete contact information.

Review Date: To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date of April 27, 2018.

Internal Posting: This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or to those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Background Check:The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

Training Policy:It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available

Advertised:04 Apr 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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