Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, MN, USA
Nov 26, 2019Full time
Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Salary and Terms: Full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience (MnSCU Administrator Range 13). Appointment Date: July 1, 2020 or date to be negotiated Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Position Description: Southwest Minnesota State University seeks an accomplished and enthusiastic academic leader to define the academic future of the institution, advance academic excellences and distinctiveness, champion student learning and success, and develop meaningful partnerships and engagements. Reporting to the President, the Provost serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer by providing leadership for the planning and administration of all academic and student affairs programs. The Provost directs the activities of the Dean of Students/Associate Vice President for Student Affairs; Dean, College of Arts, Letters and Sciences; and the Dean, College of Business, Education and Professional Studies. Responsibilities: Provide leadership and coordinating force for developing the short and long-ranged educational goals and objectives for SMSU. Identify and develop the educational staff and operational units required to successfully attain the goals and objectives. Achieve and maintain high-quality educational programs. Inspire and promote the planning of future academic programs, recommend the allocation of resources required to implement approved programs, and develop and operate a plan for the continuous evaluation of academic programs and teaching effectiveness. Implement human resource policy and procedure in relation to the appointment, evaluation, promotion, salary, tenure, hiring and termination of faculty and educational staff members, as well as the application of collective bargaining agreement provisions pertaining to those employees. Promote equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, inclusion and global awareness. Prepare and coordinate the annual budget for education and general expenses, including instruction and research, for presentation to the President. Review the educational offerings and activities of the various academic departments along with the quality of instruction and academic counseling and guidance of students. Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SMSU gives highest priority to excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong learners through quality undergraduate and graduate teaching/advising and strong student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of the people in its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative relationships with the public and private sectors, and regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24 modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall (pop. 14,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities.