California State University, Fresno — Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Job No: 511626
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
(Administrator IV)

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt, CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

This position is not eligible for remote work pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the President and serving as a member of the President's cabinet, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will work collaboratively with cabinet members, the Academic Senate, deans, faculty, staff, and students to advance strategic goals across the University's campus. The Provost will: provide academic and administrative leadership for Fresno State's eight colleges; guide and support these units in their teaching, research, and service missions; and provide accountability as it relates to accreditation and the assessment of learning outcomes.

The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of Fresno State and is responsible for overseeing all academic programs, including instruction and research, and providing leadership for academic administrative operations. The Provost has principal responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of all academic programs, policies, and supporting infrastructure, including facilities and information technology. The Provost ensures academic excellence through the recruitment and retention of world-class faculty, as well as through rigorous review of faculty for tenure and promotion. The Provost is also responsible for the planning, quality, and delivery of the education provided to Fresno State's students.

Key Qualifications

  • A track record of advocating for faculty with a passionate commitment to academic excellence and implementing innovative strategies that enhance research, grant, and contract activity.
  • Proven commitment to shared governance and an openness to collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, promoting teamwork at all levels.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the professional development of faculty and staff, as well as ensuring campus programs and services support student learning objectives and promote student success.
  • Experience managing complex budgets and allocating resources with a high level of transparency and fairness.
  • A strong commitment to and record of demonstrated accomplishment in promoting inclusion, equity, and diversity in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to develop and promote positive public relationships with appropriate groups at local, state, and national levels, and to articulate the mission of the University to diverse public constituencies.
  • Superb communication skills, both the written and spoken word, and the ability to collaborate and work constructively with other University leaders, developing partnerships with other divisions on campus to further the mission of the institution.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience

  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree and a record of teaching, scholarly achievement, service, and other qualifications that merit appointment as a full professor in one of the disciplines at Fresno State.
  • A successful track record of administration and leadership in higher education as shown by a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience at a level above Department Chair; experience as a Dean is preferred.

Department Summary

The Division of Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs is home to the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Craig School of Business, the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, the Lyles College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Social Sciences, and the Henry Madden Library. With over 1,400 faculty members, Fresno State offers 70 undergraduate degrees and 47 master's degree programs, an Educational Specialist degree, a Doctorate of Educational Leadership, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, and 11 certificates of advanced study.

The Division is supported by the following units: the Office of the Vice Provost; the Office of Academic Resources; the Office of Community and Economic Development; the Office of Continuing and Global Education; the Office of Faculty Affairs; the Office of Innovation and Digital Excellence for Academic Success; the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning; the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; the Office of Research and Graduate Studies; Research & Sponsored Programs; and the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by April 17, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

  • Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume, and 3) a one-page diversity statement that includes concrete examples of action and leadership advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a “designated position” under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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