University of North Carolina at Pembroke — Provost and Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs – 350

Provost and VC Academic Affairs – 350

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Office of Chancellor
Working Title: Provost and VC Academic Affairs – 350
Vacancy Type: Senior Academic and Administrative Officer

Min T/E Requirements:
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution and significant senior-level academic, administrative and leadership experience serving a diverse student population. A robust and developed portfolio of teaching and scholarship sufficient to qualify for a tenured appointment at the level of professor is required.

FTE: 1
Salary Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Hiring Range: Commensurate upon Education and Experience
Position #: 350
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months per Year: 12
Work Schedule:
Work Schedule Type:

Primary Purpose of Organization Unit:
The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs reports to the Chancellor, serving as a visionary strategic partner. Other positions reporting to the Chancellor include Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, General Counsel, Chief of Staff/Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Director of Athletics.

Positions reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs include: Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Dean of the University College; Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; Dean of the School of Education; Dean of the Thomas School of Business; Dean of the College of Health Sciences; Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College; Dean of The Graduate School; Dean of Library Services; Associate Vice Chancellor of Planning & Accreditation; Director of Institutional Research; Director of Sponsored Research; Director of Academic Resources; Director/Curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian; Registrar, Executive Assistant and Administrative Support Associate.

There are over 500 full-time employees in the disciplines/functions supervised by the Provost, including approximately 312 full-time and 113 adjunct faculty

Primary Purpose of Position:
The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the university’s chief academic officer fostering intellectual growth, academic excellence, scholarly and creative programming and student success.

The Provost partners with the Chancellor and works collaboratively with the Deans, Faculty, Staff and Administration to develop an inspiring academic vision that boldly defines the university and what it can be for generations to come.

The Provost is a key member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and provides vital leadership to ensure the curriculum is relevant and academically rigorous while also developing short- and long-term plans consistent with the university’s mission and strategic plan.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the recruitment, development, retention and evaluation of faculty and staff within the academic function.
  • Partner with the CFO to strengthen budget processes and prioritize academic planning.
  • Lead the effort to expand and enhance programs to address current trends in academia.
  • Represent the faculty and appropriate staff to all constituencies, including the Board of Trustees, administration, students and alumni, while also advocating ideas and proposals to the faculty.
  • Promote the university to all constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Ensure the effective use of teaching and learning facilities both on campus and virtually. 

Additional duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Define and pursue excellence by working with the faculty to establish academic expectations for both students and faculty.
  • Expand UNCP’s engagement activities with programs playing key roles in regional development.
  • Provide leadership and vision for institutional efforts to support student success and increase retention and graduation rates.
  • Further develop and define the role of graduate education and research, defining how both fit within UNCP’s culture and support undergraduate education.
  • Support and provide guidance to establish sponsored programs to support academic programming, faculty scholarship and regional economic development.
  • Build an academic community that promotes an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration and rigorous intellectual standards.
  • Work with the UNCP faculty to develop this culture on campus and extend this culture to the outside community. 

Core Competencies

  • Commitment to collegial, consultative processes in a shared-governance environment.
  • An ardent desire to champion and successfully lead transformative initiatives.
  • An engaging and collaborative leadership style that exhibits strategic thinking and transparency.
  • Ability to foster faculty and staff engagement and connection to the university’s mission, heritage and sense of pride.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching or engaging with students at all levels and of varying degrees of academic achievement, and a record of fostering student success.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and implementation of instructional programs, workforce development, academic support services, and course and program assessment.
  • Experience with and appreciation for the use of technology in instruction and research.
  • A record of support for research, liberal arts, and professional and graduate studies.
  • Ability to synthesize vast amounts of information and data to measure program success.
  • Significant experience with a university system as well as regional and program accreditation.
  • Experience working with multicultural populations, an awareness of issues affecting minorities and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. 

Other highly desired leadership attributes

  • Have a strong commitment to the unique mission and status of UNCP as North Carolina’s historically American Indian university.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the history, traditions, culture and values of UNCP, the town, surrounding counties and the region.
  • Possess political acumen as well as sensitivity to all constituencies.
  • Be an advocate for service learning.
  • Be accustomed to managing competing priorities day to day, adapting as needed when circumstances require.
  • Demonstrate candor, balanced with respect and good judgment, when confronting conflicting opinions or delivering unwelcome news.
  • Capacity to model and nurture high levels of trust, good spirit and organizational health.
  • Allocate time to consider creative strategic options and delegate effectively—listening to others to gain understanding of their vision or situation; empowering others with helpful information and suggestions; and providing direct and open guidance.
  • Be confident, results-oriented and able to draw on direct knowledge and achievements.
  • Admit and learn from mistakes, allowing others the freedom and comfort to do likewise.
  • Excellent presentation, listening, communication and interpersonal skills.
    Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary and competitive benefits package. To make a nomination, provide a referral or for additional information, please use the contact information below. To apply, please submit a resume and/or vita, and cover letter, to:

Martin Baker, Managing Partner 770.313.5573
Pelema Ellis, Associate Partner 617.866.7748

Preferred consideration will be given to those who apply by February 22, 2023.

Please view our Leadership Profile.

This position is designated as Mandatory Personnel: Employees whose presence has been determined to be mandatory to University operations during certain types of adverse weather or emergency events.

Management Preference:

Lic or Certifications Required by Statute or Regulation: N/A

Job Opening Date: 02/10/2023
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Posting Category: Managerial/Non-Faculty Professional
Posting Number: EPA00766

Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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