Associate Provost for Library and Curriculum

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Department to which position will be assigned Academic Affairs - Provost's Office
Position Title Associate Provost for Library and Curriculum
Position Type Management and Administrative
Application Deadline Date
Posting Number 10194768
Salary or Wage
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:

Library Leadership

  1. Guides the vision, mission, and values of the University Library.

  2. Provides leadership and direction in planning, development, implementation, promotion, and ongoing assessment of core library services to ensure library operations meet the current and emerging needs of library users.

  3. Advocates for and facilitates the library’s role in advancing information literacy awareness, skills, and competencies across campus community.

  4. Manages library budgets and provides strategic direction to ensure effective and responsible use of fiscal resources.

  5. Fosters and cultivates an environment conducive to collaboration, collegiality, professionalism, and innovation.

  6. Communicates goals and priorities of University Administration to library faculty and staff to promote advancement of a shared vision.

  7. Works with library consortia and state, regional, and national agencies in provision of library resources and services.

  8. Engages in professional activities and stays abreast of current trends and developments in academic libraries and information centers.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Curricular Oversight and Related Leadership

  1. Provides oversight of the curriculum development and approval process, including providing review of and feedback on curricular proposals, and management of proposals through the curricular review and approval process. Works with deans to assist with new program development, including performance of and support for market research. Coordinates with contracted consulting agencies and other data sources to provide support for curricular development.

  2. Provides leadership in annual program review/evaluation process in cooperation with Deans’ Council members to maintain continuous progress in the management and development of the academic program array.

  3. Manages the Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Program Review process. This includes maintaining a multi-year schedule for program reviews, providing training to department representatives for the completion of the reviews, ensuring timely completion of reviews, and providing evaluation and feedback to departments and deans. Provides a summary report and recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs based on the findings of the program reviews; submits reviews to the Office of the Chancellor.

  4. Reviews accreditation reports prior to their submission to agencies, provides recommendations for both content and editorial change, and ensures that reports are accurate and consistent with high expectations for quality. Provides follow-up on accreditation team/commission reports and findings with appropriate departments and deans.

  5. Provides oversight of the Office of Continuing Education.

  6. Reviews and evaluates articulation agreements in conjunction with the academic deans and Office of Admissions.

  7. 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.

  8. Provides leadership in the management of State Authorization applications for academic programs.

  9. Organizes and manages the collection and presentation of faculty scholarship information.

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

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

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

  13. Supervises office staff and conducts performance evaluations.

  14. 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 the level of department chair or higher in academic affairs area; knowledge or experience in library and information literacy programming and management; knowledge of higher education policies and practices, and curriculum design and evaluation; knowledge of regional and professional accreditation policies and standards; 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, 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 library and information literacy programming management knowledge or experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please provide a brief description of your knowledge of higher education policies and practices.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please provide a brief description of your curriculum design and evaluation knowledge.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have experience with accreditation? Please answer "Yes" or "No" If "Yes," please briefly explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * 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)