Vice President for Academic Affairs


The University of Mount Olive invites dynamic leaders with a demonstrated focus on academic excellence, student success, and commitment to equity and inclusion to apply for the strategic position of Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Vice President of Academics (VPAA) reports directly to the president and provides innovative leadership for the university and faculty to ensure the mission is served, strategic goals are met, and the University’s institutional core Values of “Honesty and Trustworthiness, Justice, and Courage, Responsibility and Gratitude, and Caring and Respect” are reflected in educational practices.


  • The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is the chief academic officer of the University and has the responsibility for managing all educational programs
  • The VPAA must be able to lead traditional and nontraditional student programs with a commitment to innovations in curriculum and programming, to teamwork in operating style, and to develop outstanding quality in every facet of University development
  • The VPAA must demonstrate intellectual vision, skill, and vigor to implement institutional goals and objectives and have a clear understanding of the role and potential of liberal arts education
  • The VPAA is responsible for developing, interpreting, monitoring, and assuring compliance with University policies and procedures that affect the Academic Affairs areas of the University
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Council
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in a credited curriculum at the post-secondary level
  • Five (5) years of experience as an academic administrator at the department/division chair level or above in a community college and/or university setting; one (1) year as a student service administrator

Essential Background, Experience, and Skills Licensures:

  • Commitment to innovations in curriculum & programming
  • Teamwork in operating style
  • Successful teaching experience at the university level
  • Demonstrated appreciation for scholarly work
  • Experience with faculty development
  • Experience with traditional and nontraditional programs
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, management, interpersonal, and customer service skills


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.

To apply: Applicants must submit a current resume,  cover letter addressing the position, and a list containing 3 professional references to include their contact information and relationship to you (supervisor, direct report, etc.) to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ms. Cordelia Wilcox at  Accepting applications until position is filled.