Reporting directly to President Mildred Garcia, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is a member of the President's Administrative Board and one of six vice presidents for the University. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for providing academic and strategic leadership for all the University's undergraduate, graduate, research, and public service programs. Academic programs are initiated, developed, and recommended by the faculty through the Academic Senate and its many committees. The Provost's leadership style must complement this process and be effective in stimulating collegiality and cooperation.
Cal State Fullerton is a leading institution of the 23-campus California State University system, enrolls more than 40,000 students and offers 109 degree programs. An intellectual and cultural center for Orange County, Cal State Fullerton is a primary driver of workforce and economic development throughout the region and a national model for supporting student success through innovative, high-impact and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. The University embraces its rich diversity, recognizing that it both enhances the educational experience for students and uniquely prepares them to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace and in their communities. Cal State Fullerton is recognized as a top public university in the West, in particular for its work in supporting underrepresented students in earning a college degree. For more information about Cal State Fullerton, visit https://www.fullerton.edu.
Lead nearly 2,000 full and part-time faculty, more than 1,200 full and part-time staff members, and 400 graduate assistants, overseeing eight colleges, contracts and grants, institutional research, records, and international partnerships
Work closely with the President, college deans, and other officers in Academic Affairs regarding all instructionally related planning and operational matters
Support the implementation of the University's strategic plan, and the formulation and articulation of clear goals for the University's academic officers with respect to University priorities
Focus resources toward achievement of the University's strategic plan
Develop an academic vision where student success, enrollment and retention are top priorities
Guide and shape practices that support University strategic plan goals through the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse and forward-looking faculty and academic staff
Collaborate and stimulate collegiality and cooperation with faculty across all colleges and disciplines during the process of academic program and course design, development and recommendation.
DESIRED LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
Demonstrated success in strategic planning
Demonstrated competencies in the listed responsibilities of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at CSUF
Demonstrated commitment to shared governance, including working within a collective bargaining environment in a democratic, flexible style
Demonstrated effectiveness in working in a multicultural environment and success in promoting equity and accessibility to a college education for all, including underrepresented and first-generation students
Evidence of outreach efforts and partnerships with K-12 and the broader external community
Experience supporting faculty and student use of instructional technology
Clear understanding of national and state educational policies and how to influence those policies for a model comprehensive university.
Knowledge and/or experience in public multi-campus systems
Application Procedure: This search is being assisted by Academic Search, and all inquiries for confidential conversations should be directed to Senior Consultant Jessica Kozloff at email@example.com. Ideally, a new Provost will be in office as soon as possible, but no later than summer, 2018. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by November 30, 2017 can be assured full consideration. A completed application will include a cover letter addressing the required qualifications and desired leadership characteristics above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, emails and phone numbers of five references. None of the references will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The search process will uphold the highest standards of confidentiality allowed by state law and University policies regarding the search process.
An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in a discipline encompassed at the University
A record of significant administrative experience, preferably at the dean level or higher
Academic credentials for a tenured full professor or equivalent
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative activity
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, Fullerton utilizes the E-Verify program and is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e., H1-B Visas).
California State University, Fullerton is a comprehensive, regional university serving a diverse student population of over 38,400, including international students representing 78 nations. Located on a 241-acre campus in Orange County, it is a technologically robust and culturally vibrant area. Many of our employees enjoy the close proximity to the beaches and mountains for surfing, hiking and mountain biking. The University offers 57 undergraduate and 52 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in nursing practice, in a rich diverse environment. Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks the campus as 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, and Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2016) ranks CSU Fullerton first in California and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding degrees to Hispanics. The University is proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and appr...oximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.