Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and State Authorization

University of North Carolina System Office


The University of North Carolina system invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and State Authorization.

The consolidated University of North Carolina system includes all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees and advanced degrees, a residential high school for students gifted in science and mathematics, and a number of affiliated entities, such as the statewide UNC Center for Public Television, that offer social and economic benefits to the entire state. 

A full position description can be found here.

Video clips describing each campus can be found here.


About Our Benefits

A flexible and comprehensive package of benefits is provided, including health and retirement, along with work and family programs. The programs are designed to allow you to tailor a benefits package that best meets your unique needs. For additional information, please visit:

About the Area

The UNC System Office is located in Chapel Hill, NC.  Anchored by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the Research Triangle metropolitan area in central North Carolina is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country.  The area enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters.  The Great Smoky Mountains and the Atlantic beaches are within a three hour drive. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport offers direct flights to major domestic and international locations. For additional information, please visit:

To Apply

Candidates should complete the online application information here. Please attach a cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references. For priority consideration, apply on or before August 1, 2014. The search committee will begin reviewing materials in August and will continue until the position is filled. The target hire date is January 1, 2015.

Confidential nominations may be submitted to:

Courtney Thornton, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
UNC General Administration
P.O. Box 2688, Chapel Hill, NC 27515

The University of North Carolina General Administration is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.