Vice Provost for Academic Programs
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Job Summary/Basic Function
Middle Tennessee State University seeks candidates for the position (#115280) of Vice Provost for Academic Programs (VPAP). Start date for the position is January 1, 2022. This is a 12-month position. Candidates must be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or professor in an academic discipline offered by the university. Expedited tenure will be considered at the time of appointment.
Reporting to the University Provost, the VPAP is responsible for academic program and curricular innovation and excellence. The VPAP will facilitate development and management of academic programs; develop and provide oversight for implementation of academic and curricular policy and procedures; and initiate and provide oversight for the creation of innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The VPAP represents new programs to and secures their approval by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, coordinates the University's participation in the Academic Common Market, and provides leadership and oversight for the University's General Education program.
The candidate is expected to have a strong record of instructional and scholarly success; in-depth knowledge of higher education trends; best practices in academic program/curriculum development, transfer articulation, and cooperative/consortial academic arrangements; and academic planning to include budget, staffing, facility, and equipment needs.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all academic planning and implementation; lead and collaborate in academic program innovation and excellence; create effective working relationships with diverse constituencies; and resolve problems and issues.
Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution.
Required Related Experience
Three years full-time administrative experience in higher education at the chair level or above OR three years academic program administrative experience at a higher education agency.
Candidates with experience in development and implementation of new undergraduate and/or graduate academic programs and curricula, as well as those with experience in oversight of undergraduate and/or graduate academic programs and curricula will receive special consideration.
Documents Needed to Apply
In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter and curriculum vitae at the time of online application submittal.
Special Instruction to Applicants
If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.
If you have position specific questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Cheryl Torsney, at Cheryl.Torsney@mtsu.edu.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2020AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Review Date: 06/05/21