Vice Provost

Job Title: Vice Provost

Job ID: 6091

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3300

Job Grade: Range A

Department: Provost & VP of Aca Affrs-8200

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University

Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students, economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.


Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost is responsible for the management of assigned elements of the Division of Academic Affairs, supports and implements the strategic vision of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves as the administrator-in-charge of the Division in the absence of the Provost. The Vice Provost supports deans and other administrators, faculty committees, staff, and students in the context of university and divisional priorities.  The Vice Provost represents the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on campus, in the community, and within the region.  The Vice Provost manages the daily operations of the Division of Academic Affairs and acts as project manager for developing initiatives. As directed by the Provost, the Vice Provost solves a variety of administrative challenges for the Division. This position directly manages the offices of Assessment and Program Reviews and the Reserve Officers Training Corps, and serves as academic liaison officer to Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).   As such, the Vice Provost is responsible for coordinating university accreditation activities. The Vice Provost serves as the Provost¿s representative on a variety of university committees and advises the Provost and others involved in shared governance.  The Vice Provost coordinates preparation of the Provost¿s Council and University Planning and Budget Group agendas and also serves on the Food Committee, the LA Compact Working Group and a variety of ad hoc working groups. This position serves as liaison for audits related to Academic Affairs and, in conjunction with other leaders, monitors implementation of Executive Orders from the CSU Office of the Chancellor as they apply to/impact Academic Affairs units. The Vice Provost handles international travel approvals for the Division of Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost manages and oversees administrative protocols for the Office of the Provost and the Division of Academic Affairs. The person filling this role will be required to exercise discretion and communicate with diplomacy. The Vice Provost acts as a resource for the deans, associate vice presidents, and representatives from other divisions. The Vice Provost takes on special projects, as needed, at the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Required qualifications for the position include: earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution; credentials and experience for a faculty appointment at the rank of full professor; demonstrated competency in university teaching and a record of scholarly and professional accomplishment; at least three (3) years of successful administrative experience providing coordination, analysis, reports, and recommendations for administrative action, and in providing high-level judgment and support to a senior executive; and administrative experience in higher education. The successful applicant should also demonstrate the following professional experiences and abilities: knowledge of priorities and administrative practices within an academic affairs organization including those of shared administrative-faculty governance; knowledge of the principles, common problems, and method of organization in the academic area; the ability to evaluate data, reason logically, and analyze and solve organizational and administrative problems; the capacity to form sound judgments and work in a highly collaborative manner with senior and junior colleagues; plan, coordinate, and independently implement administrative decisions; and speak and write at the highly-skilled level required by the scope of the position; provide effective leadership in responding to the diversity and international character of the university, and to promote educational equity efforts in the university. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include: successful experience in curriculum development, learning assessment, and program review within a collaborative and consultative decision-making environment. CSUN is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the university and community through their leadership. As such, the cover letter of the candidate should address a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.

General Information

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing   link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Review of applications begins March 27, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.