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Assistant Provost
Farmingdale State College, SUNY

Date Posted Jan. 26, 2023
Title Assistant Provost
University Farmingdale State College, SUNY
Farmingdale, NY, United States
Department General Education Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
    Associate Provost/Chancellor
  • Academic Affairs
    University Administration

About Farmingdale State College:

Farmingdale State College is a recognized leader in applied learning. With nearly 10,000 students, FSC is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology. Farmingdale is dedicated to student success and delivers exceptional student outcomes and opportunities through teaching, scholarship and applied research for Long Island, New York, and beyond. As one of the largest institutions in the State University of New York system, FSC's commitment to student-centered learning and inclusiveness is unparalleled, preparing graduates to be exemplary citizens equipped to excel in a competitive, diverse, and technically dynamic society. Farmingdale was the first institution of public higher education on Long Island and has long been a cornerstone of the region's economy with 96% of graduates working in New York State and 75% working on Long Island. Farmingdale prepares emerging leaders in the growing technology, engineering, business, and health care fields.

Farmingdale State College is committed to inclusivity and excellence as part of our mission and culture. The College has received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. We seek candidates of all backgrounds who embrace these values and the broader mission of public higher education.

Recently Farmingdale was ranked among the top ten baccalaureate colleges nationally by The Washington Monthly with particularly high scores for promoting both social mobility and service.

The College is home to the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, which supports the development of biotech start-up companies and partners with surrounding businesses and research institutions along the growing Route 110 Business Corridor. Farmingdale's Nexus Center for Applied Learning and career Development is a widely recognized leader in its field

Farmingdale State College is investing more than $250 million in new construction and millions more to ensure FSC has the top-of-the-line facilities and technology for our campus community. In addition, Farmingdale State College is the co-host of the NY Off-Shore Wind Training Institute. In2020 the College earned Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in community engagement.

The College is increasingly focused on expanding student engagement. In addition to the highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, Esports, and an extensive array of student clubs and organizations give FSC a strong culture of civic responsibility.

Job Description:

Farmingdale State College (FSC), a nationally ranked college on a trajectory of growth and improvement, has begun the search for its next Assistant Provost. The College is seeking a collaborative and transparent leader to join a dynamic and responsive Office of Academic Affairs that is focused on Farmingdale State College continuing to be an engine of socioeconomic mobility. The new Assistant Provost will join what many describe as the Farmingdale family, where students are the priority and creative ideas come to fruition.

The Position: The Assistant Provost reports directly to the Provost and is responsible for the management and monitoring of the institution's faculty mentoring program, General Education Program, and community/civic engagement initiatives in support of its Carnegie Classification. The Assistant Provost leads and manages the following academic offices: Distance Learning, Nexus Center for Career Development and Applied Learning, Office of International Education and Programming, and The Faculty Center. In consultation with the Provost, the Assistant Provost recommends and monitors all budget allocations associated with the reporting academic offices. As a key member of the Deans' Council, the Assistant Provost will play a critical role in advancing the campus's overall strategic plan goals and carry out other powers, duties, and responsibilities as may be assigned by the President and the Provost.

The Institution: Farmingdale State College, founded in 1912 and located in the heart of Long Island, is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region and in the State University of New York system. Farmingdale State College is a thriving institution with robust enrollment, expanding academic programs, new and renovated infrastructure, and excellent student outcomes. With nearly 10,000 students, 801 faculty, and 637 staff, Farmingdale is the largest college of applied science and technology in the SUNY system with a focus on STEM education and equipping students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills sought by contemporary employers. Through its Schools of Business, Health Sciences, Engineering Technology, and Arts and Sciences, the College offers 38 undergraduate degree programs and a Master of Science degree in Technology Management program. Farmingdale is enjoying unprecedented success in introducing new, distinctive programs of study with excellent employment opportunities. About 90% of graduates are employed or attending graduate schools within six months of completing their degrees, and most graduates are working in positions related to their discipline. The Nexus Center for Applied Learning and Career Development is a pioneer in aligning student internships with career goals, the needs of leading regional and national firms, and the mission of the College. The College partners with more than 100 companies and organizations, large and small, in providing internship opportunities for students.

Farmingdale is an increasingly selective institution with over 60% of incoming students identifying the College as their first choice. The College's faculty includes 16 SUNY Distinguished Professors and 71 recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. An extremely successful NCAA Division III athletics program features some of the region's best facilities. Farmingdale also has one of the most diverse student populations within the SUNY system. Its program mix, remarkable outcomes, picturesque 380-acre campus, and central location on Long Island have made the College one of the fastest-growing institutions in the nation. Farmingdale is widely considered a top educational value. A SUNY and regional leader in return on investment, the College ranks in the top 24% of Forbes' "Best Value Colleges" and is recognized among the top 20% of the College Factual's "Best Colleges for the Money." Recently, Farmingdale was ranked among America's 50 Most Transformational Colleges by based on graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment. More information about Farmingdale State College can be found at

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

  • Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.
  • Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.
  • Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


The successful candidate will have experience in managing a diverse portfolio of academic units and a demonstrated track record of developing and/or actively participating in the development of academic policy and programs. The ideal candidate will be a highly collaborative, communicative, and innovative leader committed to fostering a culture of transparency and trust within the division and across campus. As a member of the academic leadership team, working closely with the Provost and Associate Provost to advance the academic mission of the institution, the incoming Assistant Provost will have a high level of accountability and integrity. The ideal candidate will possess the proven ability to provide program leadership and development. They will have a commitment to shared governance and strong interpersonal, management and conflict resolution skills. A minimum of five years of administrative experience in the role of academic dean, associate dean, assistant dean, department chair or a position that offered similar leadership opportunity and professional growth, is required. A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in one of the disciplines of the College or a related discipline, a record of scholarly achievement and professional eligibility for tenure at the full professor level is required

Additional Information:

This is a full-time M/C position.

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans. A benefits summary for this full-time M/C position can be found here.


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Farmingdale State College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. At Farmingdale State College, we continue to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

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