Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Old Dominion University (ODU), located in Norfolk, is the Commonwealth of Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with approximately 24,000 students, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community, and bold initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to the Commonwealth’s economy. The University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA).

The AVPAA reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Austin Agho. The AVPAA serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Academic Affairs Vice-Presidential division of the University, providing financial and management services in areas of budgeting, resource allocation, full-time faculty and faculty professional position control, adjunct faculty and graduate student payroll administration, faculty appointment letters, workload analysis, review and approval of administrative agreements, and special project and management studies.

Academic Affairs’ vision is to create an innovative, inclusive, and globally-focused learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. ODU achieves this vision by hiring the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, educating undergraduate and graduate students, and engaging with the local, regional, national, and international communities.

ODU is seeking well-qualified, innovative, dynamic candidates for the AVPAA position. The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications:

•           Master’s degree in a business discipline or related field from a regionally accredited institution;

•           Substantial financial management experience in academic administration;

•           Experience in a senior level higher education administrative position;                      

•           Thorough knowledge of budgeting policies and procedures;

•           Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships to accomplish goals and objectives;

•           Knowledge of higher education practices and shared governance;

•           Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and administrators;

•           Strong ability to systematize and summarize large and complex datasets; 

•           Knowledge of statistical analysis, computer database, and spreadsheet software programs;

•           Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally with diverse constituents;

•           Strong interpersonal skills;

•           Experience in budgeting, direction, academic program evaluation, administration, and working knowledge of auditing processes. Some teaching experience is desirable.

•           Evidence of active engagement in professional organization and life-long learning.   


How to Apply

Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood Asher & Associates. Application materials should include:

  • A letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position
  • A current resume/curriculum vitae
  • The name and email address of five professional references

We strongly encourage submitting application materials as PDF attachments. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Lois Stetson, Senior Executive Search Consultant,

Greenwood Asher & Associates



Tracey Weldon, Vice President of Executive Search,

Greenwood Asher & Associates



Betty Turner Asher, Co-Founder, Greenwood Asher & Associates

and Vice President and Managing Partner, Kelly






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