AAC&U News, March 2017

Postings: March 2017

Postings are reserved for AAC&U member institutions and partner organizations. To inquire about posting an announcement or job opening, contact Ben Dedman at dedman@aacu.org.


Registration opens for Elon University Center for Engaged Learning's Symposium on Global Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning is pleased to sponsor the Symposium on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study on June 11–12, 2017.

Presenters will share new research on student and faculty experiences with study away and its integration with broader university education. Our closing keynote speaker is Dawn Michele Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. If you have any questions about the June 11–12 symposium or the Center for Engaged Learning, please contact Jessie L. Moore at centerforengagedlearning@elon.edu.

Consultants Sought, CUR Transformations Project

As part of its work with twelve higher education institutions and twenty-four departments involving biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology, the CUR Transformations Project expects to assign two consultants to work with each department over the four-year project period. Needed for the consultant positions are CUR members with a history of undergraduate research activities, curriculum design experience, and facilitation experience. Read more about these positions in the Call for Consultants document. Applications from prospective consultants are due by April 10, 2017, and may be submitted at the submissions portal.

The Ohio State University’s National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning
May 1–2, 2017

On Monday, May 1, Eddie Moore, Jr. will be the featured speaker for the Pre-Conference. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students in K-16. He has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops. We will be honored to have an additional powerhouse on the main day (Tuesday, May 2, 2017): Christopher B. Howard the eighth president of Robert Morris University, a nationally-ranked institution in suburban Pittsburgh, will deliver the closing keynote and participate in a panel discussion. A retired Air Force reserve lieutenant colonel, Howard served as a helicopter pilot after earning his doctorate, and then became an intelligence officer for the elite Joint Special Operations Command. For more information about the conference, click here

Gordon Research Conference: Improving Diversity, Equity, and Learning in Biology Education
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
July 9–14, 2017    

Applications Due June 11, 2017 

Education research in undergraduate biology teaching and learning has led to significant advances in our understanding of how teaching, assessment and other undergraduate education practices can be changed to improve student learning as well as persistence in programs, particularly for students from underrepresented minority (URM) populations. While we have learned much, new research is providing further information on new methods as well as a better understanding of how evidence-based practices in teaching can be more effectively implemented. In particular, research that focuses on improving diversity and equity in STEM programs is particularly relevant as national, state, and local goals for increasing the number and diversity of STEM graduates continue. This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and national leaders to discuss how new research and trends are improving undergraduate biology education for all. For more information about this conference, please visit the conference web page. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. 

Call for Proposals and Registration Now Open: HEDS Annual Conference
Proposals Due April 10, 2017 
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 18–21, 2017

The Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium invites you to register for its 2017 HEDS Annual Conference, which will be held June 18-21 in Cincinnati, Ohio. HEDS also invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the conference.

The HEDS Annual Conference brings together people from small colleges and universities in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, and other ways of using evidence to improve our institutions. HEDS welcomes people from all colleges and universities to attend and present at the HEDS Annual Conference, regardless of whether your institution belongs to the HEDS Consortium. To learn more about the conference, including registration, visit the HEDS website at: http://www.hedsconsortium.org/annual-conferences/.

Details about submitting a proposal are available at: http://www.hedsconsortium.org/call-for-proposals-2017/

HEDS is located at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College, an AAC&U member institution.

Registration now open: Stanford University Growth Mindset for College Students Program

Beginning in Fall 2017, the PERTS applied research center at Stanford University will be offering Growth Mindset for College Students, a brief, thirty-minute online program designed to help students develop a growth mindset and understand that academic aptitude can be improved. In multiple randomized controlled trials with thousands of college students, the Growth Mindset for College Students program has increased student retention and success rates, particularly for students from historically underrepresented groups or who have a history of struggling academically. Starting Fall 2017, this program will now be offered for free to the first fifty colleges who register. Visit perts.net/college to enroll today!

Call for Proposals: 2017 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Annual Conference

Proposals Due: April 10, 2017

The Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium invites proposals for its 2017 Annual Conference to be held June 18–21 in Cincinnati, Ohio. We encourage people at all points in their careers who are engaged in institutional research, assessment, or institutional effectiveness, or in other ways using data to improve their institution’s effectiveness, to submit a proposal. HEDS welcomes proposals from people at all colleges and universities. HEDS membership is not required to submit a proposal or attend the conference. Details are available at http://www.hedsconsortium.org/call-for-proposals-2017/. HEDS is located at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College, an AAC&U member institution.

Registration Now Open: Annual Conference, National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions
Date: March 26–28, 2017
Place: New York

The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, which is housed in and supported by the City University of New York Hunter College, has commenced registration for its annual conference. The keynote speaker will be Mark G. Pearce, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. The conference will also feature a “Special Panel on Anti-intellectualism and the State of Higher Education” with Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; Susan Jacoby, the best-selling author of The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism; and Hank Reichman, vice president of the American Association of University Professors. The panel will be moderated by Frederick P. Schaffer, general counsel and senior vice chancellor for legal affairs of the City University of New York. There will also be a special workshop training for administrators on unionization and collective bargaining. You can register online or by mail.

Position Openings

Director, Office of Periodic Review, Assessment, and Accreditation Support – The University of California at Merced

The University of California at Merced (UC Merced) invites nominations and applications for Director of the Office of Periodic Review, Assessment, and Accreditation Support (OPRAAS), an administrative position in the Office of the Provost. UC Merced, the newest campus of the University of California system, opened in 2005 and plans to grow to support 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students by 2020. 

The OPRAAS Director applies in-depth knowledge and experience to advance institutional priorities related to academic program review, periodic administrative review, assessment of graduate and undergraduate student learning, and institutional accreditation, all in the context of a public research university. In addition, the Director serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), UC Merced’s regional accrediting agency.

For information see https://jobs.ucmerced.edu/n/staff/position.jsf?positionId=7383. Review of applications begins April 15, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. Position will start as soon as possible.

Registrar – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the nation's oldest and among the top-ranked private, technological research universities, seeks an experienced, strategic and visionary leader to serve as the Registrar. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Transitions, the Registrar is responsible for the overall supervision, planning, budgeting and administration of the Registrar's Office. The Registrar maintains the highest standard of accuracy, security and privacy of student records, and keeps abreast of regulations and best practices in compliance with federal law, state law, and accreditation agencies.  For a full description of the position and application information, please visit http://www.wspelman.com/current/registrar/.

Associate Director of the Davis Center – Williams College

Williams College is seeking an Associate Director of the Davis Center.

The Associate Director will possess a deep knowledge of diversity and equity issues, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. The Associate Director will assume leadership in the Davis Center by way of program development, the enrichment of relationships, and in lending their expertise to furthering the strategic vision of the center. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities and have experience serving underrepresented/underserved students. To apply for this position, visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.  AA/EOE

President – St. Francis College

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, has a proud tradition of educating the whole person for a rich, relational life and developing students’ talents and abilities to their fullest potential as rooted in the Franciscan values of compassion, generosity, respect, and service. 

The College now seeks a dynamic, effective, and forward-looking president to continue to build upon this success.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be sent via email to St. Francis College’s consultants Dennis M. Barden, Sheila Murphy, and Kim Brettschneider at SFCPresident@wittkieffer.com

St. Francis College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities unrelated to a position’s essential functions, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state, and city laws.

Associate Director-Member and Consortial Relations – University of California-Davis

Salary: $3,966.67-$7,816.67/month

Final Filing Date: 04-14-2017

The Associate Director for Membership and Consortial Relations develops and implements IA's membership model, recruits and retains member institutions, engages members in the conference, and develops regional hubs in conjunction with annual conferences. 

The Associate Director manages activities which contribute to acquisition, retention, and growth of contributing members. Responsible for growing membership to reflect the diversity of higher education institutions, including research universities, land-grants, Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and arts/design schools. The Associate Director assesses refinements and resources available to retain and grow annual membership. 

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Salary: 150,000–175,000

The Vice President of Research & Policy Analysis provides leadership and strategic vision to advance the development and application of data, research, and analyses to support APLU initiatives, priorities, and advocacy. The Vice President serves as a senior member of the APLU leadership team and reports directly to the President. The Vice President will develop, implement, and sustain ongoing and new initiatives to strengthen the data and analytic capacity of institutions, contribute to national advocacy for improved national data infrastructure and metrics, and advance the work of campuses to improve student outcomes, close achievement gaps, and increase degree completion. The Vice President regularly collaborates across APLU offices and provides guidance and management for APLU’s internal data and analytic needs. The Vice President is expected to be active within the national data policy and student success communities and to collaborate with organizational partners and government agencies. The Vice President will also serve as the Executive Director of two national data initiatives—the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) and the Student Achievement Measure (SAM). To Apply, please send a cover letter and resume along with two writing samples to APLU’s Human Resources Department with the subject line: “Vice President, Research & Policy Analysis.” Salary is commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package. APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more information about this position, please visit the job posting on the APLU website. 

Assistant Vice Provost, Academic Assessment – University of Maryland University College

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is seeking an Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Assessment within the Office of the Provost. Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Accreditation, Compliance, and Reporting, the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Assessment (AVP) provides direction and oversight to the university’s academic outcomes assessment processes and reporting. This position is responsible for leading, developing, and managing the university's academic assessment processes to ensure effective procedures and reporting on the quality of student learning, which includes program and general education outcomes assessment. The AVP will be a forward-thinking and innovative leader with a commitment to problem solving, developing creative solutions, and improving practices. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience. For more information about this position, please visit the job posting on the UMUC website.

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Chief Diversity Officer – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Chief Diversity Officer. UNLV seeks a creative and dynamic leader who will partner with Dr. Diane Z. Chase, UNLV’s newly appointed Executive Vice President and Provost, in further developing and implementing a new and compelling vison for the Office of Diversity Initiatives. 

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence. 

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to: Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner or Lina Woo, Principal, Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, 6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601, 562-360-1353 (FAX), Email: apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com, Refer to code “UNLV-CDO” in subject line.

Associate Director for Housing Facility Operations – California State University, Northridge

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Housing and Conference Services, the Associate Director for Housing Facility Operations serves as a critical member of the Student Housing Management team and oversees all facilities and activities of the Student Housing Operations unit, including maintenance, custodial, and grounds functions, while directly supervising two full-time employees and overseeing approximately forty-five full-time employees and a varying number of seasonal staff. The Associate Director manages a $4.1 million annual operating budget and oversees the Student Housing long-range major maintenance program plan and budget that anticipates and responds to infrastructural, mechanical, and aesthetic facility's needs and performs other duties as assigned. (Job ID 5283)

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred. Five (5) years of experience, preferably in facilities management. 2+ years in a college housing program at a large public institution preferred.

Apply Online Here:  http://bit.ly/HR_CSUN 

For More Info: www.csun.edu/careers  or email: applications@csun.edu

CSUN is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Provost and Dean of the College – Franklin College

Franklin College seeks an inspirational, innovative and collaborative academic leader as its next provost and dean of the college. Franklin College is a private, selective, residential, liberal arts college located approximately twenty minutes from culturally rich downtown Indianapolis. As chief academic officer for the college, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the academic program which spans over 50 majors, a substantial engaged learning initiative, and emerging graduate programs.

The college invites nominations of, or applications from, accomplished individuals who will sustain and contribute to the existing momentum for change on our campus. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. For more information about the position, visit the college website at: http://www.franklincollege.edu/about-fc/human-resources/employment-opportunities/.

Associate Vice President, Student Success and Retention Innovation – University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (UA), a world-renowned research institution, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President, Student Success and Retention Innovation.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Arizona’s consultants Amy Crutchfield and Kim Brettschneider at UA-AVPStudentSuccess@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of the assistant for the search, Laura Novak, at 630-575-6943.

The University of Arizona values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Vice President for Academic Affairs – The College of St. Scholastica

The College of St. Scholastica, a vibrant, multi-campus institution in the Catholic Benedictine tradition with its main campus in Duluth, MN, seeks a visionary, inspiring, and transformational leader to serve as its next Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will ensure an ongoing commitment to the liberal arts; support the continued growth of professional programs at the college; demonstrate a passion for academic excellence; and exhibit an entrepreneurial drive to recognize new markets and guide the college’s continued growth and development for the coming era.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a curriculum vita, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. These materials should be sent via e-mail to the College of St. Scholastica’s consultants, Ann Yates, Melissa Fincher and Concetta Stewart at StScholasticaVPAA@wittkieffer.com.

University Registrar – The New School

The New School seeks inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of University Registrar. The Registrar is a service-oriented, data-driven, outcomes-based, and collaborative leader with a vision who will serve as a strategic partner at the University.  The incumbent reports to the Chief Enrollment & Success Officer and collaborates frequently and closely with the Provost and university leaders to analyze trends and internal/external context, recommends and creates policies, practices, and standards that reflect The New School’s highest academic standards. For the full announcement, please see http://www.wspelman.com/current/university-registrar/.

Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Education – The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) seeks a collaborative, visionary administrator and distinguished scholar to serve as its Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Dean of Undergraduate Education in the College of Letters and Science (AVC/Dean). The Undergraduate Dean is UCSB’s campus-wide advocate for undergraduate education, promotes the highest quality of teaching and learning, and oversees a wide array of programs directed at enhancing the undergraduate academic experience. The next AVC/Dean has the unique opportunity to work at the center of the university, convening students, faculty, staff, and administrators and fostering academic and professional experiences that will strengthen opportunities for all undergraduates to thrive.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information or to apply, click here

Multiple Position Openings – County College of Morris

We are seeking tenure-track faculty in the following areas who share our commitment to student success, excellence in teaching, and academic scholarship:

Art History       • Business           • English (5)        • Italian       • Nursing (2)      • Biology              • Criminal Justice                • History              • Mathematics (2)           •Sociology (2)

Anticipated Start Date: Fall Semester 2017

Interested applicants must complete an online application.

The County College of Morris (CCM) is located in Randolph, New Jersey, in the suburban northwest of the state. CCM is known for its outstanding faculty and staff, the superior quality of its programs and services, and the success of its students. CCM enrolls more than 8,000 students in over 70 degree and certificate programs each year, and boasts one of the highest graduation rates in New Jersey. Our graduates transfer to top colleges and universities in New Jersey and the nation.

Vice President for Student Affairs – Rider University

Rider University seeks inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs.  Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs serves on the President’s Cabinet, and provides visionary, creative, and energetic leadership for the Division of Student Affairs and participates with other leaders supporting and crafting strategic, transformative change college-wide.

The Vice President will oversee the strategic planning, assessment, training and policy development for the division; create, review, and manage the division’s budget; and review and make personnel decisions regarding the allocation of positions and funding.  For the full announcement and application information, please see http://www.wspelman.com/current/vice-president-for-student-affairs-3/.

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