General Description: Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Provost and Vice Chancellor is the chief academic officer for the University of Tennessee, Martin. Represents the campus in the Chancellor's absence and is responsible for the university's core academic mission, focusing resources toward achievement of established strategic plans at a university where academic excellence, enrollment and student success are top priorities. Articulates a vision for academic affairs and provides leadership for the academic planning process. Duties and Responsibilities: The Provost and Vice Chancellor provides vital, creative and adaptable vision and leadership for the academic enterprise; is responsible for oversight of the academic division including, all colleges, departments and units that support it; works collaboratively with the UTM Chancellor's leadership team and system-wide administration; implements the university's academic plan including faculty development and program evaluation. Other duties and responsibilities: Supports the development and advancement of the university's academic mission. Assists with the continuous improvement of the quality of the academic experience. Oversees enrollment management, student success and student access programs. Promotes excellence and enhances academic instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity, public service and the diversity of the institution. Provide strong leadership to ensure that all programs meet the standards of the accrediting bodies. Advises the Chancellor on all matters relating to the academic functions of the university. Provides academic and executive level leadership and supervision for all academic programs and educational support services, including undergraduate, graduate, extended campus and continuing education programs. Oversees the development and maintenance of quality in education and operations consistent with goals and objectives of the university. Provides guidance, leadership and motivation for all faculty and staff within the academic division. Sets standards for assessing the quality of programs, teaching of the curriculum, and student learning. Stimulates the development, implementation and assessment of academic and long-range plans, including continuous assessment of the university's long-term enrollment plan, works closely with the division of Student Affairs, advancement of diversity and the integration of technological tools that will enhance a learning environment. Coordinates and manages the budget development of various colleges, academic support services, and enrollment management and prepares the annual divisional budget recommendations. Ensures that academic, student service, and enrollment programs and plans, are current and are integrated with the institutional mission statement. Establishes and maintains an effective plan that supports the recruitment and retention of highly qualified faculty and students. Embraces a data-driven decision-making organization and ensures that the data necessary for academic planning and decision-making are available as needed. Identifies new sources of revenue to support existing programs and provides leadership for the creation and funding of new programs, which foster the mission of the university. Reviews all evaluations and files regarding the reappointment, promotion, tenure or dismissal of faculty and makes final recommendation to the Chancellor. Committed to the advancement efforts of the university, including participation in alumni and donor activities. The deadline for applications is November 7, 2017. For more information or to submit nominations, please contact: Ashlie Czyz, Executive Recruiter University of Tennessee Human Resources 105 Student Services Building 1331 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37996 email@example.com
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Education: Earned doctorate in an academic discipline from an accredited institution. Experience: Proven academic leader with experience in a senior academic position, to include: record of distinguished research/scholarship and teaching, which will support an expedited process for tenure; however, tenure will not be granted until one year of teaching experience is completed pursuant to the faculty handbook. https://www.utm.edu/departments/acadaff/_pdfs/Faculty_Handbook_-_Revised_and_Approved_2017-03-29.pdf demonstrated achievements in working in a collaborative environment. understanding of campus shared governance and accreditation issues. experience in enrollment management.broad range of knowledge of academic scholarship. demonstrated commitment to teaching that goes beyond the classroom and fosters lifelong learning. record demonstrating the promotion of public service to advance the regional and global community. understanding of academic and student services administration.substantial and successful executive and fiscal management experience. ability to manage a complex academic organization.demonstrated commitment to faculty and student diversity. oral, personal and written communication skills a high level of collaboration, a commitment to teamwork and exceptional listening and communication skills.success as a creative leader and in securing external support of academic programs. Skills: The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will have significant knowledge and understanding of higher education. Specific skills include: innovation and resourcefulness. ability to lead and motivate faculty and staff within a collaborative governing structure. honest, direct communication style. demonstrated leadership skills and abilities. proven track record of quality and integrity. ability to think strategically and to develop and contribute to the upcoming campus strategic plan as it relates to areas of oversight. knowledge of and commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. ability and willingness to delegate effectively and to hold direct reports accountable. skilled decision-maker, with transparency in decision-making and management.ability to multi-task. Behaviors: The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will exhibit qualities of emotional maturity, genuineness, self-confidence, common sense, judgment, fairness, creativity, discretion, decisiveness, political savvy, diplomacy, tact, resiliency, adaptability, courage of convictions and tolerance for ambiguity. Demonstrated behavioral expectations include: unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness. fiscally minded.outcomes-driven.commitment to return on investment/value-added activities. commitment to the University's mission and strategic plan. ability to make good, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data). ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork.
The primary purpose of the University of Tennessee at Martin is to provide a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff. In addition, the university is dedicated to meeting lifelong educational needs by providing graduate programs, distance-learning opportunities and other creative ende...avors. Furthermore, the university is committed to advancing the regional and global community through scholarly activities, research and public service.