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Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
South University in the Savannah, Georgia
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Date Posted 09/17/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Requisition Number: DF4


The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs shall have direct reporting responsibility for all College/School Deans and ultimate responsibility for all matters pertaining to academic affairs. Through the offices of University Administration, the Vice Chancellor will directly report to the Chancellor and will provide guidance to the Campus Presidents, Directors, and Deans of Academic Affairs and Operations. The Vice Chancellor has responsibility for the entire system of South University for the development and implementation of the strategic plan, academic policy, regional and programmatic accreditation, and curriculum. In that capacity, the Vice Chancellor will chair the strategic planning committee, serve on the University Leadership Team, and supervise curriculum development. The Vice Chancellor will also keep the Chancellor and the South University Board of Trustees informed on academic matters. The Vice Chancellor shall have final approval on the credentialing and hiring of all faculty at all South University.


  • Implementing faculty employment criteria, faculty ranking and compensation plan.

  • Approving/monitoring academic schools' budgets and operations.

  • Planning/implementing faculty performance review process.

  • Planning/implementing faculty professional development and faculty recognition opportunities.

  • Ensuring implementation of all academic policies as stated in the university catalog.

  • Ensuring timely development of new programs and implementation of approved curricula changes.

  • Creating and seeking approval for new academic policies, and resolving questions related to appropriate implementation or existing academic policies.

  • Coordinating, editing and if necessary, writing all academic publications, including the university catalog, faculty handbook and academic job descriptions.

  • Supervising/coordinating overall academic operations of all campuses, including online.

  • Maintaining an effective assessment plan for all academic programs.

  • Supervision of all College Deans, Institutional Effectiveness and Research, Libraries, Curriculum, Academic Policy, QEP, and Regional and Programmatic Accreditation.

  • Performing additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.


  • PhD

  • Successful record of prior academic/administrative experience, preferably in a private college or university

  • Proficiency in and experience with administrative systems such as Xitracs and SharePoint.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret regional and programmatic accreditation standards.

  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.

  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.


The individual must be able to travel out of the local area with an occasional overnight stay to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds. The vision requirements include ability to adjust focus and close vision.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

Established in 1899, South University ( is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.

The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon's Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University's approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.

South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University's academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.

The University's academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology - and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master's degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business - giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.

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