Associate Vice Chancellor for Business, Arts and Education - UMN Crookston
University of Minnesota Crookston
Location: Crookston, Minnesota
Salary: 110,000.00 - 125,000.00
Internal Number: 355295
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Business, Arts, and Education (BAE) will effectively draw upon knowledge, expertise, experience, and demonstrated cultural competence to strategically advance regional impact with an inclusive and equitable lens as well as with a keen understanding of the evolving context of Minnesota and its surrounding states and provinces. The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for the overall operations of the Business Department and the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) Department and will concurrently hold faculty standing. The Associate Vice Chancellor also oversees the campus’s Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC). Across these areas, the Associate Vice Chancellor manages the professional, instructional, and scholarly activities of the faculty and staff and provides academic leadership. The Associate Vice Chancellor will support and enhance the success of all students. The Associate Vice Chancellor will report to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Function as a contributing thought leader for Academic Affairs, devising new and creative ways of fostering a sense of belonging, holistic talent development, and success for all students, faculty, and professional staff within the Division and UMN Crookston;
Lead the Division in a manner consistent with the principles of shared governance and the negotiated collective bargaining agreements;
Facilitate the development of a culture that recognizes, affirms, and helps faculty, staff, and students draw upon cultural, communal, and identity-based assets to achieve educational outcomes;
Promote and maintain a high-quality learning environment for diverse on-campus and online students;
Provide instructional leadership in curriculum development, review, and improvement that emphasizes student learning and responsiveness to regional and national workforce needs;
Support faculty in pursuit and maintenance of required regional and license-based accreditations as well as voluntary program accreditations;
Recruit, hire, and mentor new faculty who reflect the projected representational diversity of the UMN Crookston student body;
Provide general oversight of tenure, promotion, and advancement in rank processes for faculty;
Oversee annual performance evaluation and merit increase processes for faculty and staff;
Generate a unit culture that supports and promotes active scholarly and creative work including pursuit of grants and external funding;
Work with department chairs to establish, enact, and evaluate annual department goals, objectives, and plans;
Prepare, prioritize, authorize, and monitor budget requests and expenditures;
Collaborate with colleagues in University and Alumni Relations on philanthropic efforts including assisting in the identification and development of relationships with potential significant donors;
Participate in weekly meetings of the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Administrative Leadership Team (SALT) consisting of Associate Vice Chancellors, the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and leaders for athletics, enrollment management, student engagement and wellness, and student success.
Represent the Division on administrative groups;
Provide supervisory leadership for and oversight of the Early Childhood Development Center;
Communicate and implement university and system policy;
Support enrollment management efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate students;
Espouse and practice principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity;
Keep current with new developments in their field;
Maintain an agenda for scholarly research and creative activity related to one’s academic discipline as well as involvement with professional organizations relevant to the Associate Vice Chancellor role; and
Help advance the outreach mission of the University in additional ways as mutually agreed upon with the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Doctoral degree or terminal degree in one’s academic discipline.
Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured associate professor within either the Business or the HSSE Department.
Experience in college-level administration, new program development, and/or institutional and program accreditation processes.
Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations.
Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.
Evidence of leadership abilities, exceptional communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and team- building skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with faculty, student affairs educators, staff, and students.
Professional achievement in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the rank of tenured full professor.
A record of achievement in diversifying faculty, advancing culturally responsive teaching practice, and narrowing opportunity and achievement gaps among students served.
The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMN Crookston is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,800 students, approximately half on campus and half in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-four baccalaureate degrees are offered, 15 of which are also offered online. UMN Crookston proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota, beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two-year college in 1966 and to a four-year college in 1993. UMN Crookston is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMN Crookston makes a commitment to each individual student’s achievements and offers a hands-on approach and experiential learning that put students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMN Crookston provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, co...unty, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMN Crookston delivers world?class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close?knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMN Crookston has been recognized for its quality programs by such organizations as U.S. News & World Report, which ranked the campus as #1 in the category Top Public Regional Colleges–Midwest for 2020. U.S. News has ranked UMN Crookston among the top four in this category for the past 23 consecutive years.