Position Description and Duties
a key member of the executive management team, the Assistant Vice President
oversees one or more College functions to fulfill comprehensive program goals
and contributes to overall College strategic objectives. He/she plans and
implements a range of successful programs; and oversees staff, budget,
operations, and facilities.
City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY)
invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Provost for
CCNY was the first free public institution of higher education in the United
States and has been committed to the dual goals of accessibility and academic
quality since its founding in 1847. The College campus occupies thirty-five
tree-lined acres along Convent Avenue from 131st to 141st Street in the Borough
of Manhattan. It has an international reputation for its ability to promote
scholarly excellence in students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and
Over 12,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students are enrolled.
Its colleges and schools include the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with
its divisions of humanities and the arts, social science, science, and
interdisciplinary studies; the Spitzer School of Architecture; the Grove School
of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education; and the School
of Education. CCNY's engineering, architecture and biomedical education
programs are unique within the City University. The College offers more
than 115 undergraduate and graduate majors including doctoral degrees in
biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. It
offers Ph.D. degrees in engineering and also offers Ph.D. degrees in biology,
biochemistry, chemistry, and physics jointly with the City University of New
York's Graduate School and University Center.
Its over 500 full-time faculty are recognized for their excellence as scholars
and teachers, and the ranks of full-time, tenure track faculty are planned to
increase during the next four years.
Last year, CCNY's annual research funding reached $60 million, leading the
senior colleges in the City University system in external research funding. The
general areas of research and scholarship have traditionally focused on
disciplines in the sciences, engineering, biomedical education, social science,
humanities, arts, and education.
With a major investment of more than a quarter billion dollars from the State
of New York, the construction of world-class science research facilities is
underway at the CCNY campus. Two new science research buildings -
one for The City College of New York science research program and a CUNY-wide
Advanced Science Research Center that will serve scientists from throughout the
City University system - will yield nearly 400,000 square feet for
state-of-the-art laboratories and offices, imaging facilities, an electron
microscopy vivarium, as well as a café and lecture hall. Together with
the adjacent New York Structural Biology Center, the buildings will form a
research hub that will provide outstanding opportunities for faculty and
The Associate Provost will report directly to the Provost with the following
- Overall responsibility for promoting, developing, and reviewing research and
scholarship throughout the College. Contribute to the development of strategies
and programs for the support and expansion of the CCNY comprehensive research
agenda. This will entail working closely with faculty and administrators to
promote, encourage, and facilitate research and scholarly activities. His/her
efforts will be aimed at expanding research activities in all academic areas
and developing new institutional research programs.
- Overall responsibility for research administration including oversight of the
Office of Research Administration, the Grants Officer and research policies at
the College. This will include ensuring compliance with applicable Federal,
State and University rules and laws as well as research integrity, compliance,
safety, and export control. Supervision and coordination of the Human Research
Protection Program/Institutional Review Board activities and the Institutional
Animal Care and Use Committee and the animal research facilities.
- Play a central role in research relationships and advocacy with the federal
government, industry, foundations, and international sponsors.
- Responsible for administering and monitoring all policies and procedures
related to research, technology transfer, and economic development. Foster the
creation, management and technology transfer of intellectual property.
- Coordinate and monitor the use of research facilities and be responsible for
the implementation of the college research space use and allocation and college
wide research core facilities.
- Coordinate the interdisciplinary research efforts and undergraduate research
- Develop and report research performance metrics for the College community and
offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents
based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and
Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or
semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits
are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualifications and Requirements
position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive
positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related
experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
Associate Provost shall possess an earned doctorate and qualify for the rank of
full Professor in one of the departments of the College, with an established
record in funded research and a demonstrated commitment to the College's
historic mission of promoting academic access and excellence. A minimum of
eight years related experience required. Other requirements include research
administration experience; familiarity with the role of federal, state, local
and non-governmental agencies in funding research; understanding research
security issues and budget structures; and a demonstrable record in
successfully building collaborative research ventures.