Chief Academic Officer


The Chief Academic Officer is a new position at the University, and as such, the major challenges and opportunities will be to establish and solidify itself within the culture, vision, mission, and most importantly, the structure of the University. Albizu University has evolved into two distinct campuses, one in San Juan, one in Miami, and a university center in Mayaguez.  Poised to move into a more cohesive and organized structure, one that is planned to support major new programmatic and service initiatives, the goal is to turn the University into a more publicly recognized and sustainable institution. Working closely with the Chancellors to implement the President’s ambitious agenda, the Chief Academic Officer will oversee the University’s academic development and transformation. To accomplish this agenda, the Chief Academic Officer will need to successfully integrate and synchronize the three campuses academic programs and services into a cohesive University structure, one with a uniform vision for the future and a structure to facilitate realizing this vision.


  • An earned doctorate or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum of 5-7 years as a senior academic administrator at an institution of higher education
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and written and spoken English
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of virtual education and online learning
  • Familiarity and/or experience in the administration of multi-campus institutions
  • A consensus builder, someone who understand shared governance
  • Experience with the development of international education programs and consortia
  • Experience with strategic planning, accreditation, and assessment
  • Experience in working directly with the executive leadership of a college or university
  • A commitment to and advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University as well as in the communities served by the three campuses
  • Has taught at the college or university level and understands faculty culture and their roles and privileges in furthering the accomplishments and reach of the university
  • A commitment to the relationship among high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service in strengthening academic excellence
  • The ability to work effectively with all members of the university community and listen, engage and foster growth and development
  • Have the highest level personal integrity and ethical standards

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by April 23, 2021 and include:

  1. A letter of interest,
  2. A curriculum vitae, and
  3. Five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to:

The search committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made.

Nominators and prospective candidates are welcome to contact:

Dr. Carlos Hernández, Executive Search Consultant,, (201) 850-7881