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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Suffolk County Community College

Selden, New York 11784
Job Code:
17-50 B
Job Type:
Job Status:
Full Time
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Suffolk County Community College invites nominations and applications for its next Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). As a member of the senior staff, the VPAA will report directly to President Shaun L. McKay Ed.D. The College is seeking an experienced and accomplished academic leader with the ability to assist the existing leadership to advance the College’s mission of education that transforms lives.



The Vice President for Academic Affairs will be an accomplished and experienced academic leader with the following minimum qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate;


2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies;


3. A record of successful, progressively significant administrative responsibilities in a complex higher education organization at the level of dean or above;


4. Demonstrated ability to provide academic administrative leadership in a consistent, creative, and accountable manner;


5. Extensive proven experience with institutional or academic unit-level accreditation processes and program reviews;


6. A record of scholarly, artistic, or other significant professional achievement.


Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that they possess the following:


1. Proven commitment to a student-centered model;


2. Strong skills in academic program planning, including the development of distance education programs and similar alternatives for non-traditional students;


3. Demonstrated commitment to collegial, consultative processes of shared governance;


4. Commitment to community outreach and workforce program development;


5. Established background in entrepreneurial partnerships;


6. Proven understanding of and commitment to supporting institutional diversity goals for faculty, staff, students and academic programs;


7. Experience with learning communities and interdisciplinary collaborative teaching;


8. Achieved tenure status at the level of Associate Professor or above.


9. Successful career track record in securing funding for new ideas and other projects through grants development efforts;


10. Respect for and experience with the collective bargaining process;


11. Experience in a multi-campus setting;


12. An understanding of the academic issues and challenges faced by today’s community colleges;


13. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of teaching and learning at a community college, with a focus on rigor and intellectual stimulation; and


14. Excellent communication and technology skills.


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Step 2

Select position # 17-50B and read the description.

Step 3

Click Apply Online to submit resume and cover letter.


As an exempt position, compensation will be based on the College's management salary scale.


**Please note:  The start of employment date is negotiable**


The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.


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