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Associate Provost

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018 11:59 (MT) with the following documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest 3) A separate word document with a written statement on the role of undergraduate education at a research university (750-800 words). 5) A separate word document with a written statement that describes your past and/or potential contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the institution and/or to help undergraduate students to develop intercultural competencies (750-800 words).

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Associate Provost
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700961AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $185,000-$225,000
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/08/2018
Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution and Carnegie Research University enrolling over 33,000 students, including over 23,000 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 79 countries. CSU is committed to providing a rigorous and diverse learning environment; 19.1% of undergraduate students come from underrepresented populations, over 22% are first generation, and 25% are Pell-eligible. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, led by Dr. Rick Miranda, leads the university’s eight colleges and provides the academic vision and leadership to fulfill the land-grant mission of CSU. To chart CSU’s course to the forefront of excellence, the Office will articulate, communicate, and facilitate the development of fundamental values basic to the University’s mission and administer academic programs and policies with the utmost respect for and attention to our constituents’ needs.

The Reinvention Collaborative is a national consortium of research universities dedicated to strengthening undergraduate education. Founded in 2000 and currently housed at Colorado State University, The Collaborative has approximately 70 members and is governed by a fifteen-member, elected board. The Collaborative supports the University Vice Provost/President Network, twice yearly meetings for senior-level faculty administrators who have campus-wide responsibility for undergraduate education (typically associate or vice provosts). The Collaborative supports four Specialized Networks that are focused on Curricular and Co-Curricular Engagement and Integrative Learning; The Science of Learning/Pedagogical Innovation; Student Success/Learning Analytics; Advising and Academic Guidance. Specialized Networks are open to faculty, staff, and administrators across member universities. It also sponsors a biannual national conference devoted to research-based approaches to student success.

Position Summary

The position of the Executive Director for the Reinvention Collaborative and Associate Provost at Colorado State University offers an opportunity to guide an established national organization devoted to student success and develop innovative undergraduate programming at a major land-grant university. The Executive Director serves as the principal administrative officer of the Reinvention Collaborative, consulting and coordinating with the elected Board to develop and implement strategic initiatives for the Collaborative. An ex officio, non-voting member of the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for overall guidance and oversight of Collaborative and its two standing committees (the Executive Committee and the Nominating Committee), the Conference Planning Committee and any ad hoc committees formed by the Board. The Executive Director facilitates planning, organizes, and implements meetings of the Board, Collaborative’s UVP Network, and its Specialized Networks. The Executive Director advises the Planning Committee in creating relevant and effective meetings and works with the Committee and the Collaborative’s administration in the host institution to implement them.

The duties of the Associate Provost at Colorado State will focus on the supervision and evolution of credit-bearing, cross-college undergraduate programs housed in the Provost’s Office. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Associate Provost will be responsible for linking the knowledge developed by the Reinvention Center’s collaborative networks to program development at CSU. The initial charge for the position will be to evaluate the operation of the centrally-administered, credit-bearing undergraduate units and to develop strategic initiatives to elevate the visibility, strengthen the impact, and advocate for the contributions of campus-wide programs to university priorities in recruitment and student success. The Associate Provost will be responsible for building and maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with other campus units, working with appropriate faculty across the university to develop programming and curriculum. Other duties, chosen in consultation with the Provost may be assigned to reflect the successful candidate’s expertise and interests.

The Executive Director supervises the Assistant Director of the Reinvention Collaborative who is an employee at Colorado State University. The Assistant Director of the Reinvention Collaborative is a 12-month high-level administrative professional position. On an annual basis, the Assistant Director works on Reinvention Collaborative responsibilities and on duties in the areas assigned by the Associate Provost.

If the successful candidate for this position has held a tenured position at the Associate or Full professor rank – or, while not in a tenured position, has a record of scholarship, teaching, and service appropriate to a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor – he/she will be reviewed for a tenured position at Colorado State University. At Colorado State University, the tenure decision is primarily a responsibility of the tenured faculty. The tenure review process starts at the department level and requires the recommendation of the Department Head, Dean, the Provost and Executive Vice President, the President, and the Board of Governors. The Tenure and Promotion Committee in the appropriate department will be asked for a recommendation prior to the drafting of the formal offer letter.

It is expected that there will be close coordination between the Board of the Reinvention Collaborative, the Executive Director, and CSU’s Provost. The exact percentages of the position will be negotiated at the time of hire.

Required Job Qualifications

- Terminal Academic Degree
- At the time of application, a minimum of four years’ experience at a research university (Carnegie R1 or R2 classification) in an administrative role that involves individual or shared responsibility for undergraduate educational initiatives or programs that extend beyond individual departments or colleges.
- A record of participation in interdivisional collaborations designed to advance undergraduate education in research universities.
- A record of involvement in initiatives designed to provide university environments that promote inclusive learning and are free from discrimination and harassment.
- Administrative experience overseeing units or programs of study in research universities that provide credit-bearing experiences and transcripted credentials to undergraduates.
- Record of experience with overseeing unit budgets.

Preferred Job Qualifications

- Experience in an administrative role (such as a vice-provost or associate provost for undergraduate education) that carries primary responsibility for undergraduate education at a research university (Carnegie R1 or R2 classification), or the equivalent leadership position.
- Holds, or has held, a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at a research university eligible to be a member of the Reinvention Collaborative.
- A record of involvement in inter-university consortia or other regional/national organizations that have scholarly or educational missions.
- A record of involvement in Reinvention Collaborative activities.
- A record of successful grant writing activity in areas designed to advance undergraduate educational experiences.

Diversity Statement

•Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Executive Director of the Reinvention Collaborative
Duty/Responsibility

- Lead the Reinvention Collaborative in consultation with its elected Board.
- Work closely with the leadership team (Past President, President, and President Elect) of the Collaborative.
- Implement the consortium’s strategic plan and provide overall guidance and oversight of programming for the UVP Network, the Specialized Networks, and other initiatives.
- Organize the biannual UVP Network meetings and the biennial national meetings in collaboration with the Board.
- Manage membership cultivation efforts, including development of promotional materials, annual dues communications, outreach to non-member UVPs at R1 and R2 universities, and responses to membership inquiries.
- Supervision of Collaborative’s budget and reports to the Board.
- Work with the Board, Assistant Director, and member institutions to pursue grant proposals for the NSF, private foundations, and other funding opportunities. Participate in discussions with program officers regarding grant proposal development. Oversee grant submission processes through CSU’s Office of Sponsored Programs and the funding organizations and fulfill grant responsibilities including final report preparation and submission.
- Manage creation of proceedings publications for biennial national conferences.
- Identify opportunities to connect the work of the Collaborative to other national organizations and stakeholders interested in advancing undergraduate education.
- Attend and make presentations at appropriate conferences and meetings around the country.

Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Associate Provost, Colorado State University
Duty/Responsibility

- Supervise and evolve the credit-bearing, cross-college undergraduate programs housed in the Provost’s Office.
- Evaluate the operation of the centrally-administered, credit-bearing undergraduate units and to develop strategic initiatives to elevate the visibility, strengthen the impact, and advocate for the contributions of campus-wide programs to university priorities in recruitment and student success.
- Responsible for building and maintaining strong and collaborative relationships with other campus units, working with appropriate faculty across the university to develop programming and curriculum.
- Other duties, chosen in consultation with the Provost may be assigned to reflect the successful candidate’s expertise and interests.

Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by January 8, 2018 11:59 (MT) with the following documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest
3) A separate word document with a written statement on the role of undergraduate education at a research university (750-800 words).
5) A separate word document with a written statement that describes your past and/or potential contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the institution and/or to help undergraduate students to develop intercultural competencies (750-800 words).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Ben Withers, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Ben.Withers@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

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Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Samples
  4. Other
Optional Documents