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The Kansas Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for highly qualified applicants to fill the position of the Director for Academic Affairs.  The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges).

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director for Academic Affairs is responsible for working collaboratively to provide input into academic policies/procedures and to lead new and current strategic initiatives for the Kansas higher education system.  The director is also responsible for such activities as: processing curriculum proposals; processing performance agreements; coordinating annual, biannual, and as-needed reports; and ensuring compliance with state statutes and Board policy. 

The successful candidate will be an intellectual leader who holds a master’s degree from an accredited institution and understands the broad array of critical issues confronting public higher education, both in Kansas, and nationally.  The candidate will also possess substantial teaching and/or administrative experience in a higher education setting.  The ideal candidate will possess understanding and appreciation for all sectors and institutions represented in the Kansas public higher education system.  A well-developed set of communications (oral and written), analytical, and interpersonal skills is essential.  Substantial teaching and/or administrative experience at a university and a demonstrated capacity to deal with critical issues confronting higher education is among the preferred qualifications for the position.  This leader must be an effective consensus builder.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Salary range is $70,000 to $75,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Kansas Board of Regents offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement savings plan, and paid leave; in addition, tuition waiver programs are available to eligible employees, spouses, and dependents at several state universities.

Interested candidates should apply for this position on the State of Kansas Employment Center and Careers portal website located here.  A letter of application, current resume, and contact information for three professional references must be uploaded when completing the application process. 

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The successful candidate will have consented to, and successfully completed a criminal background check.

For more information about this position, including the complete position description, click here.

The Kansas Board of Regents is an equal opportunity employer.



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