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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Vice President - Academic Affairs

Budget Title: Provost

Local Title: Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs

Posting Date: November 20, 2019

Classification: MP-1

Duties: The State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz) seeks an energetic, visionary academic leader to serve as Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost) who can inspire and guide the continued evolution of the university as a top-tier public comprehensive institution. The University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position.

Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, and with easy access to New York City, New Paltz (newpaltz.edu) was founded in 1828. Originally created as a school to teach the classics, New Paltz became a state normal school in 1885—offering courses to prepare graduates to teach in the New York public school system—and was formally incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1948. It is one of 64 academic institutions that comprise the SUNY system (suny.edu). A highly selective and diverse university, New Paltz's mission and strategic objectives are supported by the core values of academic excellence, regional engagement, diversity and inclusion, and innovation.

The Provost fulfills a key role in university-wide matters, participates in system-wide academic initiatives and planning, and represents the university to appropriate external bodies. The Provost assumes overall institutional responsibility when the President is unavailable and must maintain high academic standards in an era of budgetary restraint, while nurturing the spirit of collaboration and entrepreneurship that is found on campus. Growing enrollment and high graduation rates coupled with widespread academic success for students of all backgrounds have earned national recognition for New Paltz and make this an exceptional leadership opportunity.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an earned terminal degree, a progressive record of academic leadership experience in public or private higher education, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship appropriate for an appointment as a tenured Full Professor in one of the university's academic departments. For the full list of qualifications, the application process and additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab.

Contact Information: Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to SUNYNPPROVOST@academicsearch.org. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 19, 2020, can be assured full consideration. The position is available beginning July 1, 2020.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Wanda Bigham at wanda.bigham@academicsearch.org (334-425-6865) or Disa Mason at disa.mason@academicsearch.org (817-401-9257).

Deadline: Applications received by 1/19/20 will receive full consideration.

Other important information about this vacancy: New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html.

Web Site: www.academicsearch.org

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