CUNY Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in Staten Island, New York


The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with over 14,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous Ph.D. degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area.

The Senior Vice President is a member of senior executive management in a College or Unit and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. As a high-level executive, the Provost has broad responsibility for one or more major divisions. This position incorporates innovative practices into plans and strategies and collaborates with other College and University executives, and outside organizations as needed, to develop appropriate policy and acquire resources.

As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Staten Island reports directly to the President. The Provost's responsibilities include recruiting and retaining outstanding scholars and educators; increasing the excellence of CSI's academic and research programs and student success; broadly promoting CSI's external reputation including global engagement; and overseeing the work of the Deans of the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Technology, the Schools of Business, Education, and Health Sciences, and the Associate Dean of the Library. The Provost is a dynamic member of an executive team responsible for personnel, budget, operations, communications, and strategic planning. These duties are carried out within a collegial context of shared governance.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD (or its equivalent), credentials appropriate for appointment as a tenured full Professor in an academic department, and a history of excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative work. The person in this position will demonstrate progressively significant academic leadership experience, including faculty recruitment, retention, and promotion/tenure decisions, as well as budgeting, allocations and compliance.

The Provost will have experience supervising and collaborating with both academic and non-academic divisions as well as the ability and desire to advocate on behalf of faculty, professional staff, and students in order to maintain and promote academic quality and student success. The successful candidate will demonstrate capacity in building cultural and pluralistic diversity into their leadership and program development and a recognized track record of recruiting, mentoring and retaining faculty and staff from underrepresented groups.

In addition, this person will oversee and improve programs designed to assist and nurture students from diverse backgrounds and with unique needs. The Provost will also have a demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively with constituencies such as business, governmental, and not-for-profit leaders, on issues vital to an urban public university. The successful candidate will value and encourage CSI's culture and traditions, yet at the same time be visionary and committed to advancing CSI’s current strategic priorities.


Senior Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


This search is being assisted by the executive search firm, Academic Search. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Jay Lemons President of Academic Search, at or Andrea Warren Hamos, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at Additional information about this opportunity and the expectations for the next Provost at the College of Staten Island can be found at:

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply in two ways:

(1) Please email your letter of interest, CV and list of five (5) professional references as a single PDF to:,


(2) Apply through CUNYfirst: Go to, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID #18757.

All candidates must complete BOTH (1) and (2) above to be considered for the position. Candidates who do not complete BOTH steps will not be considered. Letters of interest should address the experiences that best prepare the applicant for this role and why this particular opportunity is the logical and desired next step in her/his career. Additional information may be requested during the search and interview process.


Open until filled; however, only applications received by August 26, 2018, can be assured full consideration.


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Job Title: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Job ID: 18757

Location: College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular