The University of the District of Columbia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Academic Officer (CAO). The CAO reports directly to the President and is charged with the responsibilities of academic coordination and quality, fostering research and public service, and guiding all aspects of teaching and learning in support of student success. The CAO must establish UDC's academic directions in concert with the university's student-centered focus, one that reaches outside traditional expectations for academic program planning and transformational actions.
The University of the District of Columbia's 167-year history carries a unique profile as an urban and public land-grant institution in the nation's capital. UDC is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and also is an HBCU. The university meets the changing needs of 4,600 students and the community through 81 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and in the UDC Community College. The university's David A. Clarke School of Law is the only public American Bar Association-accredited law school in the District of Columbia. The UDC Firebirds are part of the East Coast Conference, Division II.
The CAO is expected to engage strategically with the UDC community and beyond to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation in support of UDC's values of excellence, sustainability, scholarship, and equity. The CAO will lead initiatives to ensure that UDC "… empowers its graduates to be critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and service-driven leaders in the workforce and beyond." The ideal applicant will contribute to and advance The Equity Imperative–2022 Strategic Plan, addressing bold and sensitive change while meeting the following expectations on behalf of excellence in education, research, and community service:
UDC offers the next Chief Academic Officer the opportunity to be part of an energetic, distinctive academic community. Applications and nominations for the Chief Academic Officer should be received by September 10, 2018. Responses must include a letter of interest addressing the qualifications described (not more than 3 pages); a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and the names of five professional references with each person's position, office or home address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. The CAO will assume office by or before December 2018.
The search is being assisted by James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Search Consultants. Contact may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-238-5188 or email@example.com, 717-580-0663. Responses should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the University of the District of Columbia and the CAO search, go to http://www.udc.edu/cao-search.