ASSOCIATE PROVOST – OAKLAND CAMPUS
FULL-TIME (37.5 Hours/Week), EXEMPT
JOB # 2126
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent college of art and design with 28 graduate and undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college of 1,930 students has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary community with campuses in Oakland and San Francisco. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community, and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. CCA is a growing institution that draws on the Arts & Crafts traditions of the Bay Area and contributes to the region’s leadership in the areas of innovation, social entrepreneurship, and creative practices. The college’s faculty of 600 includes about 150 ranked and tenured faculty as well as part-time working professionals; the energetic and collegiate faculty culture of CCA creates an outstanding work environment for teachers and administrators alike.
The associate provost works with the provost on the management and leadership of Academic Affairs. The associate provost oversees interdisciplinary curriculum, faculty development, graduate studies, international partnerships, libraries, special programs, and other areas of academic management and policy. The associate provost also collaborates with the provost and director of academic administration on other matters of faculty hiring, curriculum development, and educational initiatives and vision. A new structure within Academic Affairs provides the opportunity for the candidate to help prioritize the areas of focus for the associate provost role. Academic administrators have the opportunity to periodically teach with the approval of the provost.
REPORTS TO: Provost
DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs
•In collaboration with the provost and director of academic administration, provide leadership on matters of curriculum, faculty governance, and academic vision.
•Oversee interdisciplinary academic programs and undergraduate curriculum outside the divisions including: Art Education, Diversity Studies (with chair), EcoTAP courses, Engage courses (with the Center for Art and Public Life), First Year Program (with chair), and Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studios (UDIST).
•Oversee the Office of Special Programs (extended education, pre-college programs, and summer courses).
•Direct Graduate Council meetings and, along with the provost, work with grad chairs on shared curriculum, priorities, and vision.
•Chair the Academic Planning Committee, a cross-department staff group focused on academic, registration, and student policies and procedures.
•In collaboration with the director of academic administration and registrar, approve all substantive changes to the Student Handbook.
•With the director of academic administration, approve all changes to curriculum in sequence charts and degree audits.
•Ensure appropriate and timely assessment of programs, student learning, and curriculum, in collaboration with the director of academic administration and the WASC accreditation liaison officer.
•Provide leadership in the area of faculty development, including grants, cross-divisional workshops, faculty orientations, and the potential development of a Center for Teaching & Learning.
•With faculty senate president, oversee updates to the faculty handbook.
•Serve as “ombudsperson” and Title IX liaison for faculty concerns and some academic-related student concerns.
•Oversee CCA’s libraries.
•Serve as academic liaison for International Student Affairs.
•With the help of the administrator of faculty affairs, manage CCA’s participation in the Fulbright Scholarship program, including coordination of outreach and communication with students, coordination of faculty Fulbright advisors, and facilitation of student applications.
•Participate in additional academic leadership meetings including Academic Cabinet, Academic Review Committee, and All Chairs meetings.
•Additional duties and new initiatives as required.
Terminal degree and significant experience in academic administration required. Faculty experience and familiarity with faculty promotion and tenure processes preferred. Experience in the practice or study of one of the diverse disciplines offered at CCA preferred. Experience with post-professional non-degree programming, International academic affairs, academic/industry partnerships, accreditation, learning assessment, faculty development, and/or budgeting desired. Demonstrated ability to foster an open and diverse academic or administrative environment required. Must have demonstrated leadership capabilities and ability to problem solve and facilitate meetings, as well as experience working collectively to achieve positive results and an ability to perform multiple tasks in a calm, effective manner. Requires outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to listen to divergent views while building consensus and collegiality. Comfort and experience with data and institutional research as well as various computer programs including MS Word, Excel and Datatel Colleague or similar ERP software desired.
SALARY: Applicants are requested to state salary history and requirements; position includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to:
California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #2126)
Oakland, CA 94618-1487
Fax (510) 594-3681
Review of applications will begin on November 26th and will continue until the position is filled. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.