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Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Application Procedure:


 Required attachments are listed on each posting.   Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered. 

 An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. 

 Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

 All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

  This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.  

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Job Duties

Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for a Vice Provost of Academic Affairs (VPAA). This is a staff position with a standard, fully benefited, twelve-month work expectation.
The Vice Provost of Academic Affairs is part of the academic leadership team comprised of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, Vice Provost of Enrollment Management, the Department Chairs, the Associate Vice Provost of Student Success, the University Registrar, the Director of Sponsored Programs, the Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Director of Academic Affairs. The Vice Provost is responsible for accreditation activity, ongoing assessment across the institution in support of continuous improvement, supporting faculty development programs, and manages the Institutional Research Department which provides all reporting to the state as well as delivering critical strategic information to the Provost and the AA management team. The VPAA manages the support of the learning management system (Canvas) and must play a proactive and critical role in ongoing support of faculty development at the university as defined by academic leadership.

In addition, the individual will have significant experience with accreditation submissions/processes. Institution level leadership experience is highly recommended.

Applicants should provide evidence of their experience with accreditation (Regional and/or ABET).

Job Qualifications


  • Ph.D. and five years of work experience related to accreditation or institutional research or ten years work experience related to accreditation or institutional research. 
  • Direct experience preparing an ABET or Regional accreditation submission. 


  • Demonstrated involvement in department level or institution level policy creation, management, or curriculum development.   
  • Teaching experience at all collegiate levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities and independently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.  
  • Experience with students’ academic mentoring and/or advising.   
  • Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Active participation in professional activities and organizations.

Institution Description


Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System.  The University was created as an exclusively STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission. 

Florida Polytechnic University began its 10th year with students on campus in August and in its first decade has gone from being nothing but a cow pasture at the time of our founding in 2012 to a thriving campus ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the top 20 public engineering programs in the country that don’t offer a doctorate as well as the number 1 public college in the southeast US.  As a regionally and ABET-accredited university, we will continue to grow in student body size, number of buildings, and very importantly, faculty.

Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.  

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, Lakeland and Central Florida continue to be listed as among the best places to live and work.



Florida Poly offers great options for retirement. From the required selection of a state plan to additional voluntary retirement plans, our employees have many opportunities to save and prepare for their future. Click here for more information. 


Application Due Date: 2024-06-01
Job Start Date: 2024-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Lakeland
State/Province/Region: FL
Institution: Florida Polytechnic University
Reports To: Provost & Executive VP
Staff # Reporting to Position: 4
Reports In Office: the Provost

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