Sinclair Community College — Provost and Senior Vice President

Provost and Senior Vice President

Sinclair Community College, based in Dayton, Ohio, is on the move, reaching record levels of student success, while maintaining extraordinary levels of organizational health and stability.

The college is searching for a Chief Academic Officer who will join the college’s team of faculty, staff, administrators, students and community leaders in taking Sinclair to the next levels of diversity, growth and community alignment.

Interested and qualified professionals are invited to apply for this senior level administrative position at one of America’s largest and notable community colleges.


  • Earned doctorate from an accredited college or university
  • At least five years of combined experience as a senior leader in higher education academic affairs (Department Chair, Assistant/Associate Dean, Dean or Assistant/Associate Provost)
  • At least ten years of demonstrated successful experience (in aggregate) in progressively responsible teaching and administrative leadership positions in higher education.

Academic Administration:

  • Strong record of successful academic administrative experience in progressively responsible community college positions, which include budgeting, policy, and academic program development
  • Experience with evaluating tenure-track faculty, as well as experience in faculty leadership, mentoring, and faculty development
  • Experience in curriculum development, international programs, online learning, educational technology and academic advising/counseling
  • Successful experience in strategic planning, accreditation, retention, articulation agreement development, and international education

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Spirit of imagination, openness and collegiality, coupled with the ability to act decisively, proactively, and fairly
  • Strong commitment to shared governance and creating and maintaining a collegial environment
  • Record of achieving institutional goals and directing major projects
  • Initiator of change and advocate for strategic direction to evolving needs of higher education in today’s competitive landscape
  • Experience in fostering collaboration between academic programs to create interdisciplinary educational experiences for students
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Accreditation and Compliance

  • Knowledge of accreditation standards set forth by one or more of the regional accreditation agencies
  • Knowledge of state and federal education regulations and guidelines

To assure priority consideration, applications and nominations will be accepted until February 29, 2020, at noon EST. The search remains open until filled.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in confidence to the degree allowable under the law.

In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application consisting of the following:

  • A cover letter, preferably no more than five pages, which provides examples from background and experience and addresses the Preferred Qualifications and Attributes in this position announcement;
  • A current resume of professional experience, educational background, and other pertinent information;
  • Transcripts of graduate course work (unofficial);
  • A job description of your most recent position; and
  • A list of five references, including two supervisors, one direct report, one faculty member (or equivalent). Include telephone and email address for each reference. Applicants will be informed before any references are contacted.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in a PDF format to: