Qualifications and Characteristics

Qualifications and Characteristics

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer who reports to the President and acts in accordance with the policies and by-laws of the University. The Vice President for Academic Affairs of Campbellsville University is expected to be a strategic and earnest leader of high character and integrity who will endeavor to foster a dynamic academic community with vision and commitment informed by the Christian Mission of the university. The Vice President for Academic Affairs provides leadership in the management of the academic organization, including recruitment and supervision of deans, directors and chairs.  This office also provides leadership in developing academic programs, the general education curriculum, the first year program, and the overall educational experience; develops, allocates, and manages the academic budget; and advises the President on all academic affairs. When necessary the Vice President for Academic Affairs is the first among equals and is authorized to act in the absence of the President.


The successful candidate will be an active member of a Baptist church.

The ideal candidate for the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Campbellsville University will have many of the following experiences and qualities.

    • A leader who embraces the University’s Christian mission.
    • Integrity.
    • Visionary and imaginative leadership.
    • Flexibility and openness to new ideas.
    • A capacity for shaping and communicating an academic vision for the University to the university community and the several and varied university constituents. 
    • Knowledge of and respect for the teaching and learning environment and the desire to advance excellence in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development.
    • A capacity to lead and mentor an effective university team, to delegate effectively, and to foster collaboration and shared purpose and to make fair, difficult and timely decisions.
    • Budgeting and financial management ability.
    • Willingness to advocate for higher education, active involvement with area peers and participation in regional and national initiatives and organizations.
    • A visible and accessible leadership style on campus and the Campbellsville University community.
    • A passion for students, enhancing learning and nurturing student development.
    • A sense of humor while carrying out the demanding role chief academic officer of the university.
    • At least ten or more years as an accomplished teacher and leader in higher education with at least five years at the department chair and/or the deans’ level.
    • An outstanding public communicator, both oral and written; an excellent listener.
    • An earned doctorate and credentials to merit tenure as a full professor in an academic discipline offered by the University.
    • A strong record of leadership with the ability to think strategically, prioritizes effectively, and acts decisively.
    • An ability to manage and allocate financial resources, align vision and resources, formulate priorities for philanthropic support, foster strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues, and partner closely with the President.