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

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

The Regional Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (RVCAA) is the chief academic officer of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) campus and serves as the chief administrative officer in the regional chancellor’s absence. The RVCAA provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of the academic future of the campus. The RVCAA champions excellence in teaching, research, and service; has a demonstrated commitment to, and tangible accomplishments in, student success; accelerates the campus commitment to diversity and inclusion and global perspectives; and engages faculty in collaboration with deans and department chairs in a spirit of shared governance. The RVCAA oversees USFSP’s academic units and centers; evaluates faculty and staff; participates in the budget process; serves on the Regional Chancellor’s cabinet; and engages in community outreach in support of opportunities to grow the University’s reputation, resources, and impact in the region.

The USFSP campus is part of the University of South Florida System. The University of South Florida (USF) System is currently working under a legislative mandate to consolidate the three separately accredited universities (USF-Tampa, USF-Sarasota Manatee, USF-St. Petersburg). Beginning in fall 2020, USF will become one regionally accredited, research intensive university. USF Tampa is one of three institutions in Florida to have achieved the designation of preeminent state research university. In 2020, post-consolidation, the USFSP campus will share in that preeminent designation. The RVCAA will support USFSP’s distinctive programs and identity while collaborating with academic leadership to achieve performance factors necessary to strengthen preeminent designation.

Required 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 a Carnegie classified R1 doctoral university-highest research activity
  • A commitment to achieving student success across multiple measures, including partnering with Student Affairs
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing and promoting diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, students, and within the curriculum
  • Duties that include effective budget oversight, supervision of complex educational units, as well as faculty recruitment, mentoring, and retention, including tenure and promotion processes in collaboration with colleges/departments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to negotiate and advocate effectively in complex environments
  • Strong collaborative management skills
  • Successful experience achieving and/or maintaining regional and/or professional accreditations

Preferred Qualifications are:

  • A minimum of three years of successful senior academic leadership at the dean level or comparable within a Carnegie classified R1 doctoral university-highest research activity
  • The ability to articulate a vision for a preeminent state research university campus with distinctive programs and identity
  • Senior leadership experience serving at a regional/ branch campus
  • High integrity, energy and enthusiasm
  • Entrepreneurial leadership, teamwork, and collaborative style
  • Demonstrated active engagement with higher education at the 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 research and academic programs at all levels
    • advancing sustainability initiatives through collaboration with student and community groups

Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Procedure and Timeline for Candidacy
Initial screening will begin immediately and continue until a sufficient candidate pool is achieved. Position start date is July 1, 2019. Airport interviews will be conducted in mid-January, 2019, with campus visits for finalists in early February 2019. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, the candidate’s diversity statement, and a CV/resume, as well as contact information for at least five references. References should include the name, position, address, phone number and email contact information. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided no later than November 30, 2018.