University of South Florida St. Petersburg — Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Job ID: 18184
Location: USF St. Petersburg
Dept Number/Name: 3-5129-000 Academic Affairs – St. Petersburg
Salary Plan: Executive
Job Title: Regional Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Position Number: 00028737

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) invites nominations of and applications from dynamic and visionary individuals interested in an exciting leadership opportunity to serve as the next Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (RVCAA). The new RVCAA will join an energetic and collegial university leadership team, led by the Chief Executive Officer, Regional Chancellor Dr. Martin Tadlock. The RVCAA is the chief academic officer of the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (USFSP) and provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of the academic future of this campus. The RVCAA supports excellence in teaching, research, and service. The RVCAA oversees the academic units and centers, evaluates faculty and staff; participates in the budget process; serves on the Regional Chancellor’s cabinet; engages in community outreach in support of opportunities to grow the University’s reputation, resources, and impact in the region.

The University of South Florida is currently working under a legislative mandate to consolidate the three campuses (USF-Tampa, USF-Sarasota Manatee, USF-St. Petersburg), which currently hold separate SACS accreditation. USF is one of three Florida universities to have achieved the status of pre-eminent university. Post-consolidation (2020 forward), the RVCAA will support USFSP’s distinctive programs and identity while collaborating with academic leadership to achieve performance factors necessary to maintain pre-eminent status.

Qualifications: The required qualifications for the position are:

  • An earned Ph.D. or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with significant academic and research accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor;
  • At least three years of successful senior academic leadership responsibilities at the Assistant/Associate Provost designation or higher within a regionally accredited college or university including effective budget oversight, supervision of complex faculty units, as well as faculty recruitment, mentoring, and retention;
  • A commitment to ensuring student success across multiple measures;
  • Active experience achieving and/or maintaining regional and/or professional accreditations;

Preferred qualifications are:

  • Academic leadership experience at a doctoral-granting institution with a strong focus in high quality research
  • Senior leadership experience serving at a regional/ branch campus
  • Demonstrated active engagement with higher education at the regional, national or international level
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Supporting shared governance and leading democratically
    • Advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and global perspectives
    • Community engagement and experiential learning
    • Forging relationships with colleges/units across an institution
    • Innovative approaches to the development and implementation of academic programs
    • Advancing sustainability initiatives through collaboration with student and community groups
    • Global perspectives

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to negotiate and advocate effectively in complex environments
  • Strong collaborative management skills
  • High integrity, energy and enthusiasm
  • Entrepreneurial leadership style
  • The ability to articulate a vision for a preeminent university branch campus with distinctive programs and identity

Procedure and Timeline for Candidacy
Initial screening will begin immediately and continue until a sufficient candidate pool is achieved. Preferred start date is January 1, 2019 with campus visits for finalists in late October, 2018. The online application through USF System careers website should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae (cv) and contact information for at least five references. References should include the name, position, address, phone number and email contact. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. For best consideration, online application should be provided no later than September 21, 2018.

Posting Date: 08/24/2018

Posting End Date: 09/21/2018

Equal Employment Opportunity
USFSP is an EO/Equal Access Institution. Welcoming…Diverse…Inclusive

Work Location
Campus map and location overview: USF – St. Petersburg Campus

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