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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Cleveland State Community College
Job Location:
Cleveland, Tennessee
Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

At Cleveland State our mission is to build strong minds, careers and communities through exceptional teaching and learning, workforce development and service. We wish to hire individuals with similar values who can help us accomplish those goals.


is accepting applications for the following position:

Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the College and oversees the academic divisions, Deans and teaching faculty. The VPAA is a member of the President’s Senior Staff and provides support for the administrative leadership of the institution.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Recommends faculty hiring, academic standards, faculty promotion and tenure, and any other issues related to the teaching and learning process.
  • Supervises all Academic Deans
  • Oversees curricula and academic schedules
  • Provides leadership and direction for all academic related issues at the College, including program and college accreditation.
  • Supervises instructional and curricular modifications, improvements, and innovations.
  • Collaborates with the Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee in the evaluation and recommendation of new programs and program changes and for communicating recommendations to the President.
  • Responsible for Academic Affairs budgets.
  • Works closely with industry, K-12, and higher education partners to create educational opportunities aligned with the region’s economic goals.
  • Serves as a key leader to support the college’s strategic priorities.
  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet.
  • Interfaces with Tennessee Board of Regents central office on issues related to academic affairs. Serves on the Academic Affairs Sub-Council.
  • Responsible for advancing academic quality and integrity.
  • Collaborates with members of the President's Cabinet to contribute to the smooth operation of the College.
  • Serves on multiple college committees.
  • Performs other assignments as directed by the President.

Position Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education administration is required.
  • Demonstration of significant, high quality college teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Leadership.
  • Commitment to continually supporting the mission, vision, and values of Cleveland State Community College, upholding the highest standards of customer service, and fostering a high-quality learning environment.
  • Strong dedication to student success as measured by TN Performance Outcomes and Quality Assurance.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with the campus and local communities through participation, service and leadership roles.
  • Expertise in curriculum development in higher education.
  • Knowledge of community college curriculum issues, learning outcomes assessment, and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, administrators, and the community.
  • Create an effective teaching and learning environment.
  • Shared faculty governance.
  • External funding (grants, sponsorships, gifts, etc.).
  • Team management.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to an ethnically and culturally diverse learning environment and workforce.
  • The ability to think creatively, strategically, and proactively.
  • Collaborative and cooperative efforts within and between institutions.
  • Be open to development of new programs and courses and innovative ways of delivering those programs.
  • Become actively involved in our five-county service area community.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the SACS Commission on College Principles of Accreditation.

Job Location:

The primary job location is the college's main campus in Cleveland, Tennessee. Travel within the college's five-county service area (Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk) and to other Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) sites will be periodically required.

Employee Benefits:

  • Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability (long and short term), FSA/HSA
  • Wellness Incentive Program (if enrolled in health)
  • Educational Assistance: Fee Waiver, Spouse/Dependent Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Longevity Pay
  • Retirement Options: State of TN Pension (TCRS), 401a, 401k with $50 match, 403b, and 457
  • 13 Paid Holidays/Year
  • Sick and Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave Bank
  • State Employee Discount Program with over 900 merchants

The College: Cleveland State Community College is a fully-accredited public comprehensive community college committed to quality education and open access. The college operates within the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents and approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. CSCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. Its mission focuses upon responsive delivery of the highest quality education and training at the lowest possible cost in support of workforce development, liberal arts transfer and cultural enrichment for the people of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties.

The college enrolls more than 3,000 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students in a typical fall semester. The credit student population is split about evenly in the choice of transfer or career-technical programs. The average age of all students is 28 years. All persons are welcome at Cleveland State, and the student population is nonracially identifiable.

There are over 200 employees at the college, including more than 75 full-time faculty members. Ninety-one percent of the faculty hold master's or doctor's degrees.

Situated in the scenic corridor of hills and valleys of southeast Tennessee, Cleveland State presents an attractive atmosphere in which to enjoy varied facets of an educational experience. The community offers an abundance of service facilities and recreational opportunities. The college is located between Exits 25 and 27 on Interstate 75, thirty miles northeast of Chattanooga.

The 105-acre campus has 11 major buildings housing modern classrooms, laboratories and student activity centers. Additional features include an excellent library, a multimedia production studio, dynamic classrooms, computer laboratories, a 400-seat theatre, a 3,000-seat gymnasium, athletic fields, a small business development center, a workforce readiness center, and a full-service student center with cafeteria, bookstore and student lounge areas. In addition, the college recently opened the new state-of-the-art Health and Science Center, the first new academic building for the college in over 46 years. The college also maintains off-site locations to serve students in the northern service area. The college offers a wide selection of credit and non-credit courses at the new McMinn Higher Education Center in Athens and at the Monroe County Center in Vonore. In addition, many college support services are available at these sites, as well. For more information on Cleveland State Community College, visit the website at

The required online application can be found at:

Applications can be assured full consideration if submitted by September 30, 2022.

Human Resources Office
Cleveland State Community College
Telephone: 423-478-6203; FAX: 423-478-6257

Cleveland State Community College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by Cleveland State Community College. Cleveland State Community College's policy on nondiscrimination can be found at:

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