Associate Provost for Academic Administration

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Posting Information

Department to which position will be assigned Academic Affairs - Provost's Office
Position Title Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Position Type Management and Administrative
Application Deadline Date
Posting Number 10169372
Salary or Wage Commensurate with experience
Full-time / Part-time Full Time
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Temporary / Permanent Permanent
Position Start Date
Work Schedule M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the nature of University work, there is a potential for 24-hour coverage.
Bargaining Unit MANAGEMENT
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Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Associate Provost for Academic Administration reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Develops, manages, and implements Academic Affairs operating budgets through budget planning, research, forecasts, and financial analysis, working in coordination with the University Budget Director.

  2. Performs budget analyses and projections by college/school and department.

  3. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding the personnel complement within the division.

  4. Develops and implements departmental performance benchmarks and accountability in instructional departments and in non-teaching functions within the division; review cost-effectiveness of programs, utilization, staffing, and similar areas.

  5. Addresses student issues and complaints, working with the Office of the President, deans’ offices, university legal counsel, and other offices, as appropriate, to resolve issues.

  6. Assists in the implementation and assessment of the Academic Master Plan.

  7. Analyzes and makes recommendations or decisions for the Provost regarding strategic planning and programming that affect visibility and reputation of the division.

  8. Supervises the Director of Sponsored Programs to ensure maximum effectiveness in the awarding of program and other grants for the University. Works with the Director of Sponsored Programs to form and manage teams of University personnel for project management leadership to support the successful completion of grant applications.

  9. Recommends changes to University policies and procedures in the area of Academic Affairs, ensures implementation of policy/procedural changes, and communicates such changes to all relevant constituents.

  10. Provides leadership and tracks progress in the fulfillment of the Academic Affairs components of the University’s Strategic Plan.

  11. Develops regular communication regarding developments within Academic Affairs for faculty, staff, and other stakeholders for the Provost.

  12. Provide oversight over the Center for Faculty Excellence; develops and implements a system of faculty professional development.

  13. Assists with the organization and implementation of multiple Academic Affairs events, including commencements, Honors Convocation, and faculty orientation.

  14. Provides oversight of the Office for Students with Disabilities and Center for Career Development.

  15. Evaluates proposed changes to PASSHE policies and standards and provides input to the Provost, as appropriate.

  16. Maintains strong working knowledge of the faculty collective bargaining agreement.

  17. Serves on Deans’ Council and represents the Provost at meetings and events, as directed.

  18. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

This position requires an earned doctorate; a minimum of five years of experience in higher education leadership at a level of department chair or higher in academic affairs area; strong interpersonal skills, particularly in working with students and families; strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills; knowledge of higher education policies and practices; and success in planning and budget management. The successful candidate must possess energy and imagination; be a successful problem-solver; and possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, strong editing skills, strong computing and spreadsheet skills, an ability to communicate in a positive manner with students, and demonstrated administrative and organizational abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference for individuals with success in obtaining grants, and in working with deans, faculty, directors, and others involved in campus governance.

Specific Duties
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement

Edinboro University is committed to ensuring compliance with all Title IX, the Clery Act, and CampusSaVE requirements in order to provide safe and equitable educational opportunities for all students. Edinboro University is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sex and disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504, ADEA and the ADA. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact the Title IX Coordinator, 219 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA 16444; Phone: (814)732-2167; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants should apply by March 14, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a credential verification and all Act 153 criminal background investigations to include: a report of criminal history information obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, and the Federal fingerprint-based criminal history report. Finalists will be required to complete an interview and/or demonstration.

As part of the application process, references are contacted via an email link to electronically provide a confidential letter of reference/recommendation once the application is submitted. If the reference/recommendation letter is not received, this does not negatively impact the applicant.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Chronicle Vitae
    • Edinboro University Website
    • Erie Times News
    • PASSHE website
    • Other PASSHE school
    • Regional newspaper - Cleveland Pittsburgh Buffalo
    • HERC
    • Higher Ed
    • the Career Services Office on my campus
    • HBCU Connect
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Insight into Diversity
    • Diversity publication (not listed)
    • Academic Careers Online
    • Facebook/LinkedIn
    • Monster/Indeed
    • Equal Opportunity Council
    • Other (not listed)
  2. * Please indicate your highest level of education
    • No degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • MFA
    • ABD
    • Ph.D, D.Ed, CsCd, SLP.D, DBA, JD, or other terminal doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of higher education leadership experience at the level of department chair or higher do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year but less than 3 years
    • 3 years but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  4. * Please provide a brief description of your knowledge of higher education policies and practices.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please provide a brief description of your success in planning and budget management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What computer skills do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please provide a brief description of your success in obtaining grants.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please provide a brief description of your experience working with deans, faculty, directors, and others involved in campus governance.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Graduate Transcripts (Official required if hired)
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts (copies acceptable initially)
  2. Supplemental Information
  3. Undergraduate Transcript (Official required if hired)