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Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Date Posted January 10, 2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Classification Title

Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Working Title

Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs (section)

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Division of Academic Affairs provides leadership in developing and maintaining quality academic programs and support services that contribute to the achievement of the university’s mission. The division strives to be recognized as a student-centered university with emphasis on excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities; commitment to total student development; and outstanding service and engagement with local, regional, national and global communities.

Description of Work

The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the Chief Academic Officer of the University by providing leadership for all instructional activities and academic programs of the University. The position is responsible for curriculum planning, implementation and assessment; monitoring of academic policies, practices and procedures to meet goals related to student progression, performance, retention and graduation academic advising; managing the academic budget; and providing for the preparation of academic reports and maintenance of appropriate academic records. The position is also responsible for the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and use of assessment results in decision making and continuous improvement. This position assists the Chancellor and other senior administrative officers in the general planning and administration of the University.

Competencies/Knowledge Skills, and Abilities Required in this Position

Administrative leadership experience including program planning, budget management and faculty development; effective organizational structures and practices to facilitate institutional effectiveness.

Experience in evaluating personnel, program assessment and improvement, and advancing a stimulating and supportive environment for teaching, research, creative performance, scholarship and service.

Experience in leading strategic change both within and outside a university setting to meet organizational goals; leading people toward an organization’s vision, mission, and goals; demonstrating business acumen in managing human, financial, and information resources strategically; and experience in building coalitions internally and with state agencies, other governments, and organizations to achieve common goals; proven shared governance ability in the spirit of academic cooperation.

Possess knowledge of current educational methods, curricula, policies, issues and procedures; effective interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to modeling high standards of ethics, continual learning, and actions that meet public needs and interests; ability to work in support of the Chancellor’s vision, directing the transformation of academic programs with faculty engagement and motivating academic environmental change to optimize efficiency and effectiveness.

Possess knowledge and use of instructional technology in a higher education environment; familiarity with administrative procedures and shared decision making practices in college and university settings.

Possess characteristics necessary for working with a diverse population from various ethnic, racial, religious and social backgrounds.

Minimum Training and Experience

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution with at least (10) ten years of demonstrated success in teaching, administration, research, service and visionary leadership in a higher education environment, as well as a record of progressive advancement, scholarly accomplishments, grantsmanship, and professional activity commensurate with an appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the academic departments.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation


Management Preferences


Position Recruitment Range


Position Category


Position Status

Permanent Full Time



Posting Detail Information


Posting Number


Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant


EHRA OSHR Statement

This position is Exempt from the State Human Resources Act.

AA/EEO Statement

Elizabeth City State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. ECSU is an E-Verify participant.

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