Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs


The University of Maine System is accepting applications for a Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs (VCASA). The VCASA is the senior executive in academics and student affairs, reporting directly to the Chancellor and representing the Board of Trustees of the University of Maine System. The VCASA has the responsibility and authority for strategic academic planning and policy development, student affairs, enrollment, institutional research, and accreditation. The VCASA serves as a change leader for the University of Maine System while guiding and coordinating system-wide initiatives and operations. This position is a two-year, initial-term appointment. This appointment may be extended by the University of Maine System at the Chancellor's discretion annually.


The work location is on the Orono campus of the University of Maine.


Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary is commensurate with experience plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.


Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, materials must be submitted by March 31, 2023.


Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 faculty, more than 3,000 staff, and a complement of adjunct faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals. The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.  


University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As the state’s only public research university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast, with nearly 100 majors and academic programs. It attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and more than 60 countries. It currently enrolls more than 11,400 undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in research, working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction.


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  • A doctoral degree is required.
  • Extensive professional experience working in and with academic and student affairs, enrollment, and accreditation.
  • A significant record of leadership with a minimum of seven years of experience in higher education administration, preferably at the cabinet level or higher.
  • Experience in change-process leadership.
  • A commitment to a public statewide system dedicated to teaching, research, public service, and student success.
  • A commitment to helping define and implement the UMS vision of Unified Accreditation and its purposes and principles.


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Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME  04469, 207-581-1226.  TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).