Vice President of Academic Affairs Vice President of Academic Affairs



The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) provides leadership for and demonstrates a commitment to teaching excellence, student learning, and workforce development. The VPAA facilitates collaboration throughout the college community to enhance student access, achievement, retention, and completion. The VPAA coordinates, defines, and communicates integrated plans for the growth and development in all instructional areas. The position has close day-to-day interaction with the executive team, instructional team, deans, division chairs, and directors of instructional programs and student support services, assessment and institutional research.


A Master's degree is required; Doctorate degree is preferred. At least ten years of academic administration, similar or related experience.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitate the achievement of academic, workforce, and continuous quality improvement priorities established through the strategic planning process. Develop and implement activities both strategic and operational.
  • Assess the quality of academic programs and academic affairs operations. Facilitate changes in academic programming, processes, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with college constituents to identify goals, strategies, and metrics to achieve desired organizational results in areas of student learning, retention, completion and satisfactory student progress. Provide leadership for institutional committees and teams impacting instruction, student learning, accreditation, compliance, strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, and institutional research.
  • Provide leadership in and a commitment to collaboration and partnerships such as concurrent enrollment, articulation agreements, business and industry partnerships, including partnerships with K-12 and other higher education institutions.
  • Facilitate budget development and management for academic programs, support areas, adult education, research and assessment, business and industry, and grants.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring for the Dean of Allied Health, Dean of Instruction, Dean of Industrial Technology and Community Education, Director of the Library, Director of Outreach, Instructional Designer, Data Analyst, and the Director of Business and Industry.


**The succesful candidate must be willing to relocate and became acculturated to the community and demographic flavors of the rural Midwest. **

For the full job description click HERE


Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range:  Salary commensurate of education and experience

Position Status:  Full-time

Application Priority Deadline:  April 19, 2019      

Start Date:  July 1, 2019 

  • We regret that the College is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status.
  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.


Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply  

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. For the employment application click HERE
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
  4. Copies of transcripts from highest post-secondary institution (unofficial are accepted) and copies of any relevant certifications, if applicable.


**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards). 

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

VP of Academic Affairs

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at and SCCC Facts.

Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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