Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
CUNY College of Staten Island

The City University of New York (CUNY) College at Staten Island (CSI) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost reports directly to President William J. Fritz and serves as the senior member of his Cabinet. As a high-level executive, the Provost has broad responsibility for one or more major areas. This position incorporates innovative strategies into initiating plans and collaborates with other College and University executives and outside organizations, as needed, to develop appropriate policy and to acquire resources.

The Provost's responsibilities include recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse scholars and educators; increasing the excellence of CSI's academic and research programs; broadly promoting CSI's external reputation including global engagement; and overseeing the work of the Deans of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Division of Science and Technology, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Health Sciences, as well as the Associate Dean of the Library. The Provost is a dynamic member of an executive team responsible for personnel, budget, operations, communications, and strategic planning. These duties are carried out within a collegial context of shared governance. The new Provost is ideally expected to take office by January 2019.

The City University of New York boasts world-class academics, award-winning faculty and both new and enhanced campuses. CUNY’s mission dates to 1847 when founder Townsend Harris, an early champion of public education and a pioneering diplomat who was the first
U.S. ambassador to Japan, called upon New York City to create a public academy of higher learning to “educate the whole people.” Throughout its 170-year history, the City University of New York has maintained a commitment to educational excellence and opportunity.

The College of Staten Island is one of 11 senior colleges of the 24 colleges and institutions that comprise CUNY. Echoing CUNY’s noble purpose, the College’s long-standing mission, as the first and only public institution of higher learning in the borough, is to provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to ascend. The College is a multi-campus educational community that offers a full range of bachelor’s degree programs; master’s degrees in a number of liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines; and, in selected fields, associate’s degrees that articulate with upper-division curricula. In addition, the College is a doctoral-degree-granting institution which also participates in the consortia of doctoral programs offered by the CUNY Graduate Center. As the borough’s anchor institution, the College is its second largest employer. The College stimulates research and scholarship to address community issues; serves as a cultural, intellectual, and recreational center; provides a trained and skilled workforce; supports the local economy through purchasing and procurement; and is the source of volunteerism, service and civic engagement within the community of Staten Island.

This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about The College of Staten Island, this opportunity, and procedures for application and nomination, please visit Academic Search, Inc. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Jay Lemons, President of Academic Search, at or Andrea Warren Hamos, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, August 26, 2018 can be assured full consideration.

It is the policy of The City University of New York—applicable to all colleges and units— to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees and to admit and provide services for students without discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, pregnancy, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, caregiver or familial status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws. This policy is set forth in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non- Discrimination.