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Position: Vice President - Academic Affairs

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
A 2AA – Department not found Full-time A99325

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the President - Utah Valley University, the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) will: act as the chief academic officer of UVU and sets the academic climate and quality of campus; advise the president on the operations of the University and make recommendations on a wide range of University activities; provide leadership for all educational planning, administration, and academic program development as well as recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of the academic faculty; act as a critical officer in budget development, be involved in expanding and strengthening community and industry partnerships, and an essential participant with the Utah State Board of Regents in developing and evaluating academic programs both at UVU and throughout the Utah System of Higher Education; act as principal steward in assessing campus academic programs and work closely with senior management at the University and School level to develop and implement strategic plans.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Act for President in her/his absence while maintaining communication with deans, appropriate directors, and faculty.
  • Provide academic leadership, development, and accountability.
  • Represent UVU in advocating academic programs to the UVU Board of Trustees and the Utah State Board of Regents.
  • Work collaboratively with other academic vice presidents in the Utah System of Higher Education as well as the Utah State Board of Education and K-12 districts in the UVU service area to coordinate academic programs and enhance system-wide academic development.
  • Participate in planning and program development and evaluation with deans and other academic officers.
  • Develop and have stewardship over all unit budgets including academic budgets reporting to the VPAA in close association with other academic officers.
  • Coordinate, encourage, and facilitate fund raising activities among the academic schools.
  • Facilitate shared governance among other administrators and the faculty; administer and lead in developing academic and faculty policies.
  • Provide final recommendations concerning faculty selection, promotion, and tenure.
  • Work with concurrent enrollment, recruitment, and retention programs.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Administrative Support V
  • Associate Vice President
  • Associate Vice President
  • Associate Vice President
  • Dean - College of Tech.Computing
  • Dean - School of Arts
  • Dean - University College
  • Dean - College of Science/Health
  • Dean - Woodbury School of Business
  • Dean - College of HSS

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years academic administrative experience at dean rank, above, or equivalent.

  • Substantial supervisory and budget management experience.
  • Knowledge of grants and development at the college or university level.
  • Exemplary full-time college-level faculty experience with a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship.
  • Experience working with a state system of higher education.
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Commitment to diversity and successful consensus building with the ability to interact effectively with all segments of the college community in a dynamic, evolving environment.
  • Ability and commitment to building the academic quality of a teaching institution with a focus on student and faculty scholarship.
  • Ability to encourage and foster a collaborative and collegian academic environment of teaching and scholarship.
  • Ability to direct academic program development, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in post-secondary education. 

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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