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Vice Provost for Institutional Planning & Quality

Application Procedure:

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest,, curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system: The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.


Job Duties

The Vice Provost for Institutional Academic Planning & Quality provides strategic direction and analytical support for the University, departments, programs and activities to develop formative assessments in order to provide evidence to improve programs, and provides visionary and effective leadership as well as reliable, complete and understandable data and information to inform decision-making; promotes a college-wide culture of research supported and evidence-based decision-making and provides data support and predictive modeling to develop student success outcomes, academic policy, and academic program evaluations in furtherance of institutional mission.  Supports the academic planning process for developing, revising, consolidating or discontinuing academic programs; serves as principal liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and ensures that accreditation requirements are incorporated into the planning and evaluation process of the institution and that all new programs are consistent with MSCHE guidelines. The Vice Provost for Institutional Academic Planning & Quality will work collaboratively and positively with senior leadership, faculty and staff including the President’s Cabinet, Provost’s and Deans’ Council to ensure comprehensive, university-wide planning, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes and program goals.

Job Qualifications


  1. Demonstrated experience in leadership and problem solving in complex organizations.
  2. Evidence of knowledge and capabilities in higher education policy.
  3. Understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion associated with national and regional accreditation.
  4. Demonstrated skills to manage interdisciplinary teams efficiently and effectively.
  5. Skills to communicate information clearly, orally and in writing, to a wide variety of people individually and in groups.
  6. Strong understanding of accreditation and program development, assessment, and evaluation.
  7. Understanding of contemporary issues faced by academic institutions related to student learning outcomes assessment and accountability expected for change management.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Earned doctorate degree from an accredited university;
  2. At least 3 years of higher education work experience related to assessment, evaluation, program development, strategic planning or other higher education administration (e.g., department chair, associate/assistant dean, dean, vice provost, provost, etc.) after earning doctoral degree.
  3. Experience with higher education research, planning, policy, and practice.


Earned doctorate for at least 3 years
Successful experience (3 or more years) in supervision of diverse staff
Experience with higher education assessment, evaluation and accreditation
Experience with budget procedures and practices
Experience working in or with colleges and universities (at least Carnegie R-2 level preferred)
Experience working closely with others as part of a team and with stakeholders and local partners to manage relationships and deliver work.




Institution Description

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s historically black 1890 land-grant institution, has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and sciences, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions. It is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university (Carnegie Research 2) known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates. It provides individuals, including first generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth.

Through the University of Maryland Extension Service and the Agriculture Experiment Station, UMES works collaboratively with the University of Maryland College Park, the 1862 land-grant institution. The University's expanding instructional technology infrastructure supports the increasing externally funded research grants generated by campus personnel.


Benefits are consistent with the University of Maryland System (USM) Exempt Employees
Application Due Date: 2021-04-15
Job Start Date: 2021-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Princess Anne
State/Province/Region: MD
Institution: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Reports To: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 5
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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