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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Provosts/Vice Presidents
This position advances the university vision, mission, and strategic plan in relation to academic affairs activities leadership, and support for academic policy and procedure development and implementation for the traditional undergraduate program (College of Arts & Sciences), provides direction and oversight for segments of the academic area, and provides support for the Provost in all academic areas.
Terminal degree in an appropriate discipline.
Minimum 3-5 years as a Department Chair or equivalent academic leadership
Minimum of 5 years fulltime college level teaching experience
Appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor
Skilled at facilitating communication across different university areas
Demonstrated team building and team leadership ability
Budget experience within higher education context
Experience in college/university/department/program accreditation and assessment
Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community; capable of sharing faith and engaging in conversations about Christ.
Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties.
Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties.
Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties.
Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures (for supervisory positions)
Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area.
Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
Champion the objectives and interests for the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) while maintaining a global institutional perspective.
Provide supervision of department chairs in CAS
Actively and persistently foster interdisciplinary cooperation/collaboration across the college and across the University.
Provide leadership to search and hire full time faculty and to provide a common orientation for adjunct faculty.
Oversee and ensure equitable distribution of faculty loads within CAS.
Oversee departmental annual program review in traditional undergraduate programs
Develop and maintain academic policies for the traditional undergraduate program
Provide Leadership of General Education Committee as ex officio member
Oversee curriculum development, review, revisions for the traditional undergraduate program
Oversee new faculty onboarding
Serve as an active member on Provost Council
Provide other program oversight and considerations as determined by mutual agreement with Provost
Assist in providing leadership in meeting goals of university strategic plan
Oversee development and implementation of Winter term courses
Implement and administer policies and regulations affecting students, including oversight of student requests, complaints, and grievances in academic unit
Provide direction and oversight in CAS faculty evaluations
Provide direct support for the Provost in the administration of all academic programs
Assist Provost in development of academic majors and prioritization
Represent the Office of the Provost to external constituents in the provost’s absence
Teach 1-2 courses per academic year in the dean’s disciplinary area
Associate Provost and Dean of Arts & Sciences
Typical Working Conditions: (Describe environment including exposure to heat, cold, fumes, chemicals, allergens, mold, etc.)
Indoors in controlled environment
Equipment Used: (List all manual and automated equipment used in the course of performing essential functions.)
Computer, scanner, copier, mouse, keyboard, stapler, 3-hole punch, letter opener
Essential Physical Tasks: (List all physical tasks encountered in performing essential functions - i.e. sitting for long periods of time using a computer, standing, climbing ladders, etc.)
Sitting for long periods of time using a computer
Analysis of Physical Demands to Perform Essential Functions:
Key (Based on typical week):
N=Never R=Rarely (Less than 1 hour per week) O=Occasional (1%-33% of time)
F=Frequent (34%-66% of time) C=Constant (over 66% of time)
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving nearly 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and Simpson is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a majority minority student body.
More than two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 14 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, result...ing in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.