Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, San Bernardino
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announces a national search for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (provost). CSUSB - a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in the Inland Empire region of Southern California - is part of the California State University system (CSU), the largest system of higher education in the country.

California State University, San Bernardino has grown from its founding in 1965 as a state college with an inaugural class of 293 students to a major metropolitan, R2 Research University with more than 19,000 students and 115,000 alumni. Over 2,000 employees (1,098 faculty and 1,092 staff) are dedicated to helping students succeed. The student-to-faculty ratio is 1:25. A designated Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution, CSUSB graduates more than 4,000 students annually. The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate program in educational leadership within five academic colleges: the College of Arts and Letters, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, College of Education, College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

CSUSB seeks a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will provide leadership and inspiration to help the university continue its success in ensuring an innovative, sustainable, and impactful future. Working with campus partners, the provost will assess, analyze, support, and deliver high-quality and relevant programs for a diverse student population. As the chief academic officer, the provost has significant responsibility for ensuring that faculty and staff can be effective, innovative, and productive. This includes ensuring a supportive campus culture that respects the role of shared governance and celebrates achievement. The provost will lead and support strategic efforts to develop a robust culture of equity and inclusion on campus that acknowledges the diversity of students, staff, faculty, and community. The provost plays a critical role in strategic planning and campus master planning as well as assessment and continuous improvement. Reporting directly to the President, the provost serves as the academic leader and visionary overseeing academic and support programs, resources, and personnel.

Required Qualifications
  • Terminal academic degree
  • Distinguished record of teaching, research, and service that supports appointment as a tenured full professor in one of the University's academic departments
  • A record of leadership in academic administrative positions and the proven ability to plan and implement strategic initiatives
  • Strong evidence of leadership resulting in improvement of student success outcomes
  • Successful experience in leading academic programs at an institution with students from underrepresented groups
  • Commitment to faculty and staff development and success
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in all forms

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with a collective bargaining environment
  • Experience with Minority or Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Experience (as both faculty and administrator) with all phases of the retention, tenure, and promotion process for faculty
  • A deep commitment to shared governance
  • Understanding of the role of a national R2 comprehensive university
  • Understanding of the role of librarian and counselor faculty
  • Familiarity with innovative and evidence-based pedagogies, including technology in the classroom
  • Familiarity with enrollment management strategies
  • Recognition of research and creative activities as a core mission of higher education
  • Understanding of the role of faculty senate, academic department chairs and deans
  • Successful experience with strategic planning, policy development, program implementation, disciplinary and regional accrediting bodies
  • Successful experience with personnel and budgetary management
  • Effective community involvement and leadership
  • Fundraising and development experience
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices and the changing landscape of higher education

    More information, including an institutional and position profile with a full list of responsibilities, can be found here .

    How to Apply
    Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. A diversity statement (no more than 600 words) that addresses your philosophy, commitment, and experiences in creating a safe and welcoming environment. This statement may address personal and professional experiences, lessons learned, and anticipated projects. Concrete examples are encouraged. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

    The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by September 26, 2022, will be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Stacey Morgan Foster, JD at or Associate Consultant Carolyn Kelly at .

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be appointed to 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.

    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.

    California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

    This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information.

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