Deputy Provost - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs (Deputy Provost) reports to the Provost & Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (Provost); serves as the Provost’s chief advisor on academic affairs, faculty development, and academic planning; and supports the University’s mission and commitment to excellence in serving MSU Denver students. The Deputy Provost serves as the Provost’s representative in academic matters related to curriculum and to the general health and welfare of the academic units. The Deputy Provost is an active participant in the Provost’s Academic and Student Affairs Senior Leadership Team. Responsibilities include oversight of academic planning, academic program review, resource allocation, academic space, accreditation, innovative program development and delivery initiatives (e.g., online learning programs), undergraduate and graduate studies, and working closely on academic issues with the Provost’s staff, deans, and other academic and student affairs leaders. In addition, the Deputy Provost plays a lead role in implementing Strategic Plan goals and objectives related to academic programming and offerings, academic initiatives, and special projects.

The Deputy Provost chairs the Academic Deans Council and oversees annual evaluations of the Deans; s/he also evaluates direct reports, including the Director for Graduate Studies, the AVP for Undergraduate Studies, the AVP for Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness, the AVP for Faculty Affairs, the AVP for Innovative Program Development and Delivery, and the Academic Deans.

The Deputy Provost will typically represent the Provost in those cases when the Provost is unavailable.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse and urban student, faculty, and staff population. The position demands a record of and reputation for personal and professional integrity and fairness. Flexibility and diplomacy are key factors in the daily exercise of authority.

The Deputy Provost will have a record of commitment to and success at promoting effective teamwork among the members of the University and larger community as well as supporting and encouraging a campus climate conducive to diversity and inclusive excellence. The Deputy Provost must have a demonstrated commitment to shared governance.


40%-Oversee the work of Academic Affairs AVPs and Academic Deans, including, e.g., enrollment management, strategic planning and implementation, resource allocation and use.
30%-Supervise Academic Affairs Office.
30%-Serve on internal councils and committees, and boards relevant to helping MSU Denver achieve and maintain a positive community reputation. Works on recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff; infusion of diversity into the curriculum; promoting a work environment that is inclusive and collegial for all faculty, staff, and students

Required Qualifications

• A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution;
• A record of at least ten years as an accomplished faculty member and academic administrator in higher education, and eligible to hold a tenured, full-professor faculty appointment at Metropolitan State University of Denver;
• A record of commitment to diversity (i.e., recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, students, and staff; infusion of diversity into the curriculum; promoting a work environment that is inclusive and collegial for all faculty, staff, and students);
• Experience providing strategic planning;
• Experience conducting budget management in compliance with state, federal and institutional rules and regulations;
• Experience providing performance management and supervision of staff;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with deans, department chairs, and faculty, and to motivate others into action, and evaluate senior staff in Academic and Student Affairs;
• Experience with partnering with members of a leadership team to implement change.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to link academic planning with enrollment management strategies;
• Demonstrated ability to create and support an active, student-centered learning environment;
• Demonstrated ability to determine an appropriate array of excellent academic programs responsive to the needs of the region and supportive to the overall mission and vision of the University;
• Demonstrated ability to integrate the use of appropriate technologies in the curriculum and in administrative systems by involving faculty and staff and ensuring appropriate leadership in providing training;
• Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with members of higher education, including coordinating and governing boards, legislators, and community/business leaders;
• Demonstrated ability to develop programs and work effectively with faculty and all other members of the University’s internal and external communities;
• Experience leveraging state resources with philanthropic support;
• A strong sense of vision for and a commitment to achieving the University’s “transformational” education of historically underserved and first generation student populations;
• Knowledge of programs that focus on the improvement of retention and graduation rates for a diverse, urban student body;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Official transcripts will be required for the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • ASA / AC&C - Acad & Civic Collaboration
  • Deputy Provost
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Academic Vice Presidents & Provosts
  • Faculty Development /Affairs Executives
  • Faculty Development/Affairs
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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