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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs


Commensurate with Credentials and Experience

SUNY Canton invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. SUNY Canton seeks a dynamic leader to work hand-in-hand with the campus community in pioneering new approaches to academics. As the Chief Academic Officer, the individual will have a proven record of achievement to continue the success of the institution in curriculum development, strategic admissions, enrollment management, academic program assessment, online learning, and international initiatives.


The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will operate in a shared governance environment and be responsible for new academic curriculum development, academic/institutional planning and assessment, strategic admissions and enrollment management, support of online learning, leadership in faculty and staff development, budget and resource allocation, and a willingness to participate in the life of the campus and the community. The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President and will represent the President in his absence.


Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the college’s academic offerings
  • Proven track record of successful higher education administrative experience at the Dean level or higher
  • Evidence of effective leadership in academic growth, curriculum development, and strategic enrollment
  • Experience with academic and institutional assessment for both program and regional accreditation
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, as well as appropriate scholarly work, research, and university service necessary for continuing appointment (tenure)
  • Experience with budget management and resource allocation
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with and provide support for faculty
  • Involvement with students outside of the classroom environment (advisor, directing student research, etc.)

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Persons interested in the above position should apply online at https://employment.canton.edu/

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

With enrollment of 3,200 students, SUNY Canton offers bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and certificate programs in such areas as liberal arts, engineering technology, business, public service and health. The college is located in Canton, a village in the St. Lawrence River valley of northern New York. Located 20 miles from the St. Lawrence River and the Adirondack Park, and 70 miles from the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canton holds excellent opportunities for the outdoor or cultural enthusiast. SUNY Canton is a member of the Associated Colleges, a consortium of four colleges in the Canton area that enrich the local community.

SUNY Canton, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.