|Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Community Engagement (A35)|
Company: Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/19/2021
Expire Date: 12/19/2021
Job Categories: Other, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Community Engagement (A35)|
Position Tracking Number: A35
School/College: Associate Provost
Department: Office of the Provost
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APUís high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Community Engaged Learning (APUECEL) reports to the Provost and directly assists and advises the Provost in carrying out his/her responsibilities relative to academic programs/plans, academic policies, and student matters. The APUECEL oversees undergraduate academic policies and facilitates institutional initiatives focused on enhancing undergraduate learning for both traditional and non-traditional students. This includes duties such as the orientation and welcoming of first-year students, to the enhancement and oversight of selected academic programs and co-curricular initiatives. The person in this position will hold faculty rank and closely collaborate with Deans, Chairs, Faculty, and other academic leaders to enrich the overall quality of educational programs, with an emphasis on student retention, achievement, and persistence. The position also has responsibility for collaborating with the Senior Associate Provost of Operations and Strategic Planning on actualizing the Academic Affairs portion of the university strategic plan.
Provides strategic and organizational guidance focused on academic programming, quality of educational programs, student retention, achievement, and persistence. This includes providing strategic planning guidance for Academic Affairs in alignment with the university strategic plan.
Increases awareness of retention-enriching programming and fosters relationships with disciplines and departments at all levels.
Leads promotion, retention, and advancement efforts for undergraduate education, particularly for at-risk and marginalized populations in conjunction with assessment efforts developed through Faculty Affairs.
Collaborates with university leadership to lead, develop, and execute opportunities for improvement in the quality and outcomes of existing academic programs, retention, and success of current students, while working to identify and develop new programs to meet the needs of today's learners and employers. This will increasingly require cross-disciplinary and multi-modal delivery of curriculum in a cost-effective manner.
Directs daily administrative and management operations, including financial, operational, and human resources management, for administrative units assigned by the Provost, including: Tutoring Center, Writing Center, Testing Center, Academic Advising, Global Learning and Engagement, Service Learning, Career Center, General Education, the Writing Program, and others as assigned.
Teaches at least one and up-to-two courses per year in his/her discipline of study through affiliate status. (With approval of the supervisor, in some academic years scholarly research projects may stand in lieu of classroom instruction.)
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.
May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Associate Provost
Qualifications: Doctoral Degree required.
The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader who has held progressively responsible administrative roles in an academic setting. She or he will have demonstrated a record of ethical, fair, and innovative leadership, with excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and respect for shared governance. At least 5-7 years of higher education administration experience as an associate dean or above is recommended. In addition to an earned terminal degree in the candidateís field, the APUECEL will have experience as a full time faculty member with a strong record of scholarship and teaching. Recognizing/Appreciating the great variety in Christian thought and practice, the APUECEL lives out a Christian faith in a way that is compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. (All employees are required to sign a ďStatement of Faith,Ē available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.)
Workload: Full-time position.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanor while multi-tasking in a deadline-oriented environment with accuracy and consistency.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as an independent contributor.
Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action.
Self-starter with a positive attitude.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
In addition the the standard application, CV and essay responses please also submit the following:
Letter of Interest.
Diversity Statement: Please include a statement (not to exceed two pages) that explains the candidate's background, research, work experience and commitment to equity and inclusion work, especially as it is connected to APU's MSI status, open enrollment policies, and the attendant role.
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Company Name: Azusa Pacific University
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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