Academic Jobs
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Institution: Black River Technical College
Location: Arkansas, United States
Category: Executive - Administrative Vice President
Posted: 10/21/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

The Vice President for Academic Affairs, working under the general direction of the President, is responsible for the development and administration of the curriculum and instructional program. The Vice President assists in clarifying the basic aims and objectives of the college and provides leadership for the directors and deans reporting to him or her. The Vice President is ultimately responsible for the administration of the academic programs in the various divisions, including instructional and academic personnel.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, creative and able to demonstrate a track record of successful, progressive leadership at all levels of an institution, implementing creative and strategic initiatives, and working with other campuses and the community to lead in delivering the highest quality of academic and workforce preparation programs for students.


  • Ensure the academic endeavors fit the mission and vision of the College.

  • Establish priorities and plan for program development, implementation, and review.

  • Oversee matters relating to curriculum and instruction at the college including online courses, evening and summer courses, class scheduling, and overloads.

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and integration of assessment, planning, and departmental budgeting.

  • Ensure that all state laws and Arkansas Department of Higher Education policies and procedures are followed.

  • Supervise the Academic Team.

  • Lead the Academic Affairs Committee.

  • Supervise grant activities and grant personnel in the academic areas.

  • Serve on the President's Cabinet and Council.

  • Serve on and/or provide leadership for institutional committees.

  • Represent the faculty and/or the college at campus and community events, in meetings with other institutions and agencies, and during the accreditation process.

  • Oversee accreditation activities through the Higher Learning Commission and other academic accrediting agencies.

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the President for academic faculty and staff employment, retention, and dismissal.

  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate personnel engaged in academic endeavors, including support staff.

  • Establish operational procedures in conjunction with the appropriate staff or faculty and make modifications based on operation analysis, demographics, and other research information.

  • Resolve problems and seek input using the Shared Governance process.

  • Collaborate with all institutional staff to develop local school and community partnerships.

  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to create and maintain a student-centered curriculum, as well as programs and services.

  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited University.

  • Eight years related experience and/or training and five years of leadership experience in higher education administration, with increasing levels of responsibility in all or most of the following areas:

    • Faculty development, 

    • general education, 

    • developmental programs, 

    • accreditation, 

    • program and curriculum development,

    • budget development and administration, and

    • strategic planning.

  • Knowledge of technologies that supports a broad range of teaching and learning strategies.

  • An understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel.

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.


  • Significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, particularly community college teaching experience

  • Community college administrative experience.

  • Working knowledge of the most current methods of successful delivery of education programs.

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Review of applications begins immediately and the closing date for accepting applications will be September 27, 2019. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, State application, copies of transcripts, and three reference letters to:


Julie Edington, Director of Human Resources

P.O. Box 468

Pocahontas, AR 72455

Telephone (870) 248-4000, Ext. 4032

Application Information
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