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Position & Job Summary

Reporting to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the senior academic officer, and has primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight for the Division of Academic Affairs. The Provost shapes the academic vision for the College and works collegially to ensure that the College maintains the highest standards of intellectual rigor and curricular and co-curricular innovations. The Provost also ensures that the Division of Academic Affairs upholds the highest standards of service to SUNY Brockport and the community, and has an unwavering commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Provost provides administrative leadership and oversight of the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes the schools of Arts and Sciences; Business and Management; and Education, Health and Human Services; along with Drake Memorial Library; the Center for Global Education and Engagement; the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; the Office of Accountability and Assessment; the Office of the Vice Provost, and the Center for Graduate Studies. The Provost is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division, ensuring that the College is a great place at which to learn and work. The Provost supports high quality teaching, scholarship and service, champions the faculty, and promotes and continuous improvement in all aspects of the Division and the College.

The Provost serves a key role on the Joint Planning and Budgeting Committee (JPBC) as well as other important college committees. Employing data-informed decision making, the Provost works with colleagues to create fiscal accountability across the Division and to advance the College’s mission to be an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. The Provost will lead data-informed planning in Academic Affairs, ensuring a focus on academic excellence, experiential learning, and student success.

The Provost works collaboratively with the President and Cabinet to achieve the College’s shared goals as outlined in the strategic plan, Building a Better Brockport. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Provost develops policy and practice on institutional issues, represents the College in SUNY decision-making, liaises with external agencies and bodies, and serves as a College officer/representative on public occasions. The Provost is also the campus administrative liaison to the State University of New York (SUNY) for academic matters.

The Provost must have a strong commitment to shared governance, including working closely with the College Senate and the local branches of the United University Professions (UUP) and Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) as well as the Brockport Student Government (BSG).

Information for Applicants

Last Updated 9/15/21