Vice President for Academic Affairs





Long Island University (LIU), a nationally ranked university with innovative programs and cutting-edge research, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). Reporting directly to the President, the VPAA serves as a key member of the President’s leadership and is the chief academic officer of the university and providing leadership in all aspects of academic life within a multicampus institution.


Founded in 1926, LIU continues to redefine higher education, providing quality education through teaching excellence, research opportunities, and high impact experiential learning in a global context designed to prepare students personally, intellectually, and professionally for meaningful careers and lives. LIU offers over 230 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, educating nearly 16,000 students each year. The university cultivates academic, professional, artistic, and co-curricular opportunities.


LIU is on an ambitious trajectory to reach their vision of becoming a nationally recognized, globally engaged, teaching and research university. From 2019 to 2021 research expenditures at LIU grew from $2.4M to $14M and in 2022 LIU was awarded the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “High Research Activity” doctoral institution. Over the last five years LIU has introduced a range of inventive academic initiatives including The College of Veterinary Medicine, The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, & Entertainment, The Roosevelt School, The College of Science, and The School of Film and Digital Media.


Over the last 10 years, the endowment has quadrupled from $99.6 million in 2014 to $396.7 million as of August 31, 2023. Since 2014, LIU has continued to honor its pledge of affordable tuition with annual tuition rate increases of two percent or less. Average national and regional tuition rate increases were roughly double that during this timeframe. As a result, LIU tuition and fees are as much as 35 percent less than its regional peers.


The VPAA will play a crucial role in leading and supporting the aspirations of LIU through the implementation of the LIU 2030 Strategic Plan that is focused on advancing academic excellence through innovation, solutions for a sustainable global future, exceptional fiscal health and agility, and student engagement through extraordinary and distinctive experiences. In particular, the VPAA will partner with the Vice President for Research to continue to expand LIU’s research enterprise with a goal of reaching R1 status by 2030.


The VPAA has primary responsibility for academic programs, international academic initiatives, digital academic strategy, advancements in teaching and learning, the library, and institutional research. The VPAA has direct oversight of all academic support units and holds institutional responsibility for the allocation of resources. 


Long Island University has retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important recruitment. Inquiries, nominations, and applications can be sent electronically, in confidence, to the following:


Dan Rodas, Partner

Liz Braun, Senior Associate

Seema Khan, Senior Search Coordinator


LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of its academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.