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Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Division of Academic Affairs and Provost
PROV Office of the Provost
Advertised Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications
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Part/Full Time:
Full Time
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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
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12 months
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
About The Role of Vice ProvostThe Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.Essential functions of the position consist of:Oversight of the University of South Carolina undergraduate academic experience including:

• The Carolina Core, the university's general education program

• The University Advising Center and the four-year advising initiative

• Center for Integrated and Experiential Learning (CIEL), including Graduation with Leadership Distinction.

• Living-learning Communities with faculty principals

• Graduation and Retention Network (GARNET)

• SACSCOC and CHE Accreditation and Compliance

Required Education and Experience:
Required Qualifications

  • Be a professor and scholar of proven excellence with a record of academic accomplishment appropriate for appointment at the rank of full professor.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and innovation in undergraduate education, possess the ability to inspire and lead faculty, staff, and students, at a large public research university that values the quality of the undergraduate student experience.
  • Demonstrate a successful record of experience with integrated learning programs that leverage for the benefit of students many beyond-the-classroom experiences such as service learning, internships, living/learning communities, and other student engagements.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to academic advising initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a successful record of experience collaborating with student affairs and academic support units.
  • Possess interest in enhancing the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Demonstrate a successful record of experience with curriculum development and approval processes; experience with accreditation review preferred.
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to access and opportunity for all students.
  • Possess three or more years of administrative experience and leading positive change at the department, college, or university level.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.
1) All application packets must include the following:• A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position• Current curriculum vitae• At least four references with full contact information including e-mail (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)
2) Submit application packet as PDFs to best consideration, submit application packet by January 1, 2024. Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application. This position is open until filled.
Submit nominations to with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.
ConsultantJennifer Barfield, Executive Vice President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is the lead consultant for this search. Request a conversation regarding this search at

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EEO Statement:
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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