The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs supports the Provost in strategically leading and managing all aspects of the University’s academic areas. This includes, but is not limited to academic policies, program development, assessment of student learning/institutional effectiveness, faculty development, academic initiatives, and resource development.
The AVPAA helps to lead collaborative efforts to advance the University’s Strategic Plan with accreditation agencies, business and industry, community-based organizations, educational partners, governmental agencies, and internal constituencies. The AVPAA will work directly with the Provost, academic deans, administrators, and faculty and have responsibilities that span all University locations.
Contribute to the creation and oversight of a comprehensive academic affairs strategy that is aligned with the University’s strategic plan
Facilitate the planning, organization, implementation, tracking, and archiving of complex academic processes, projects, and reporting
Oversee the University’s Institutional Effectiveness System efforts for all direct report areas
Work collaboratively with the VP for Enrollment Management to manage the Dual Credit/Early High School programs
Support mandated reporting to the University of Texas System and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Serve as the University’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to ensure compliance and provide leadership and guidance regarding accreditation policies and procedures
Provide leadership for other external accreditation efforts (AACSB, ABET, CATE, TEA, etc.) and work with appropriate program managers to ensure compliance and timely reporting
Monitor policies and procedures to ensure clarity and compliance for direct report areas
Work closely with the Provost and University Deans in preparing and prioritizing budget needs based on available revenue and resources
Monitor program success and viability with respect to enrollment, retention, graduation rates, and student success; make marketing and recruitment recommendations to University Deans
Assist in determining and developing new and innovative education opportunities and other relevant program initiatives
Assure new programs are properly reviewed and approved by appropriate internal and external stakeholders
Contribute to the creation of external partnerships with local industry and educational entities
Maintain the Academic Program Review System
Oversee the University’s Core Curriculum and its Assessment
Support the assurance of academic program quality, teaching, research, and service excellence
Engage in the creation of measurable and monitored faculty expectations and evaluations that align with the strategic plans of the university
Assist in the creation and implementation of effective faculty professional development opportunities and initiatives
Facilitate Development of Academic Affairs and University Policies
Handle all student issues and/or parent inquiries and petitions
Oversee Academic Affairs’ Communications and Webpage
Maintain professional affiliations and training related to functional duties (The Society for College and University Planning, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), etc.)
Represent the Provost and Academic Affairs on academic standing committees and selected committee meetings, ceremonial functions, and other meetings
Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost
SCHEDULE: This is a fulltime exempt position and expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee this schedule will vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position will need to be available early mornings, evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the office.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program (TRS). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
Please include all required documents with your submission: Resume/c.v., name and contact information for three (3) professional references; cover letter and transcripts.
Attachments, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation should be scanned as single documents and attached in one of the five fields provided for attachments in the application. Relay technical issues to the University Recruiter at: firstname.lastname@example.org. *Unofficial transcripts of all college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.
Earned terminal degree required from a regionally accredited institution
Excellent administrative, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; proficiency in computer software applications to support the work of the department
Ability to utilize appropriate data analysis and statistical technique to analyze assessment and institutional data
Ability to work independently and in a team environment to meet established goals
Ability to attend to detail and ensure accuracy of data and reports
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, deans, faculty, staff, and students to ensure the advancement of strategic planning, student learning outcomes, institutional accreditation, and mission fulfillment
Demonstrated record of academic or professional accomplishment
Possesses a clean and valid driver’s license, the ability to travel extensively both locally and nationally and able to successfully pass a criminal background check
Internal Number: S273P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.