Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Long Island University invites inquiries, applications and nominations for senior vice president for academic affairs.

Long Island University (LIU) was founded in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, under the guiding principle of educating and empowering men and women from all walks of life. LIU has grown into one of the nation’s largest private universities and remains committed to the educational needs and interests of its diverse student body.

Under the leadership of Dr. Kimberly Cline, an academic and institutional innovator and LIU’s 10th president, the institution is embarking upon a dynamic period of change and progress. In her three years as president, the university has maintained a strong liberal arts core and range of professional studies while emerging as a leader in providing real-life opportunities in such fields as technology, public relations, financial investing and fashion merchandising; and the university has experienced the strongest operating results in its history. As LIU embraces its future plans with optimism and energy it seeks a new senior vice president for academic affairs to lead the academic mission and take it to higher levels of quality and success.

LIU offers more than 500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and certificates, educating more than 20,000 students each year on campuses in Brooklyn, Brookville (Post), Brentwood, Riverhead, Rockland and Westchester. The university continuously strives to cultivate and expand academic, professional, artistic and co-curricular opportunities.

LIU is seeking an experienced academic leader with the vision, leadership and management qualities necessary to further build on the institution’s academic standing. The senior vice president for academic affairs is responsible for the academic quality of the educational programs taught by LIU faculty members across all of the campuses. The senior vice president oversees the vice president of academic affairs of the LIU Brooklyn and LIU Post campuses as well as the dean/chief operating officers for both LIU Riverhead/LIU Brentwood and LIU Hudson. Partnering closely with President Cline to form new strategic academic partnerships and cultivate a more robust university research profile, the new senior vice president will have an unwavering commitment to students and their success, a strong allegiance to academic excellence and scholarship, a deep commitment to shared governance and the personal qualities to thrive in the LIU community. Experience within a complex university environment or system is highly desired. An earned terminal degree and a record of teaching and scholarship that merits appointment at full professor are required.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available below at These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Long Island University’s consultants, Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield and Khalilah Lawson at The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Long Island University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.