Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Job category: Education

Job Type: Full Time

Arcata, California

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Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Humboldt State University

JOB #1920-22

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

First Review of Applications: January 18, 2019

Humboldt State University seeks a Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies to help drive innovation and high-impact student success efforts across our campus. The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies will help establish and lead efforts in support of campus efforts to transform our institution into one focused on student achievement and interdisciplinary collaboration for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Reporting to the Provost, the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and is primarily responsible for institutional accreditation and assessment initiatives, as well as reporting and working with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The Vice Provost oversees Undergraduate Studies (including General Education), Graduate Studies, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Academic and Career Advising Center, the Learning Center, and the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP). The Vice Provost also oversees academic program development, faculty development, program review, reimagining the First Year (RFY) and assists with strategic planning processes and policy implementation. The Vice Provost provides leadership in creating and maintaining a university-wide perspective in development and evaluation of undergraduate and graduate programs.

In collaboration with the Office for Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), the Vice Provost advances the use of data to evaluate and continuously improve upon the effectiveness of curricula and best practices for student success and in meeting the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 goals for retention, graduation and racial equity in education. The Vice Provost coordinates new program approval processes with the Chancellor’s Office. S/he is responsible for supporting faculty and staff development efforts leading to better teaching, learning, and advising. The Vice Provost represents Academic Affairs on university committees charged with oversight of curriculum, budget, space allocation, and other relevant areas.


Professional duties for this position may include:

• Implementing California State University system-wide initiatives;

• Facilitating academic planning and reporting to meet all accountability requirements;

• Managing and overseeing the accreditation and program review processes and reporting;

• Supporting and sustaining a culture of faculty and staff engagement and innovation in creating change to improve student learning and success;

• Collaborating with and communicating to campus constituencies;

• Serving as a member on numerous committees, including the Office of Academic Affairs group, Student Success Alliance, Reimagining the First Year (RFY) Committee, and the Integrated Curriculum Committee (ICC);

• Acting as final arbiter on academic student grievances;

• Working collaboratively with the Provost in the development and maintenance of projects and initiatives in Academic Affairs; and

• Other tasks as assigned as they relate to abilities and experience.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position lies within the Administrator IV range, and comes with an excellent benefits package. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position. Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional Management Personnel Plan information can be found at the following website:

Minimum Qualifications:

• An earned appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution with qualifications comparable to those required for a tenured faculty appointment in one of the University’s academic departments;

• Three or more years of successful higher education administrative experience;

• Experience in University or department/program accreditation, curriculum development, and faculty or staff development;

• Outstanding interpersonal skills and an open, collegial, tactful, and effective communication style;

• Demonstrated commitment to promoting culturally relevant University curricula and inclusive pedagogies;

• Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice;

• Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, retention, and support of a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty;

• Demonstrated experience providing excellent instruction to students in a higher education environment;

• Demonstrated success in assessment, continuous improvement, and data-informed change management and innovation; and

• Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness supervising high-level staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of successful Higher Education administrative experience similar to that of an Associate Dean or higher;

• Demonstrated knowledge of culturally relevant pedagogy, high-impact practices, and strategies for reducing opportunity and achievement gaps;

• Experience leading broad campus collaboration;

• Experience with a Hispanic Serving Institution or other Minority-Serving Institution;

• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in general education;

• Demonstrated experience with strategic planning;

• Demonstrated experience with creating collaborative or interdisciplinary programs to enhance student learning;

• Ability to manage numerous projects and initiatives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; and

• Demonstrated experience managing, leading, and inspiring disparate groups and teams.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s), including official transcripts are required at time of hire.

For more information or to apply, please visit:

• Letter of Interest;

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae;

• Contact information for at least three professional references;

• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 18, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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