• Chief Academic Officer


    In accordance with the Mission and Values of Southwestern Illinois College, the Chief Academic Officer provides instructional oversight and leadership to the College’s Academic Divisions including: Arts and Humanities, Business, Career and Technical Education, Health Sciences and Homeland Security, Math and Sciences. This position is responsible for providing leadership in the development and delivery of the curriculum, learning deliver methods and program development. This is a highly responsible executive level position reporting to the President of the College and serving on the President’s Cabinet. The Chief Academic Officer manages activities prescribed in the administrative, personnel, budgetary and contractual policies to assure quality instruction and student services are provided to all those enrolled in the college’s programs, disciplines, and courses. Helping students learn through the effective and efficient administration and management of the instructional division is the most significant role of the Chief Academic Officer.


    1. A strong record of educational achievement; an earned doctorate is preferred; a master’s degree is required.
    2. Experience as senior-level leader in education is required.
    3. Teaching and administrative experience in a community college including experience with learning outcomes assessment systems is preferred.
    4. Ability to plan and to direct the academic affairs including experience with strategic planning and quality improvement programs preferred.
    5. Demonstrated experience with institutional and/or program-level review and/or accreditation preferred.
    6. Demonstrated experience using emerging technology in education.
    7. Must successfully pass a criminal background check prior to hire.

    Grade 10 on the Administrative Salary Scale, ranging from $101,074 to $135,537 per year.


    Benefit availability and eligibility may vary from the summary listed below.  Please visit www.swic.edu for more information.

    • Eligibility for comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans beginning date of hire
    • Retirement savings plan through State Universities Retirement System of Illinois and voluntary 403(b) and 457(b) savings plan
    • Eligibility for paid leave including holidays, sick, and vacation
    • Educational incentives including Reduced Tuition at Southwestern Illinois College and Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program, employee discounts, gym access, additional voluntary benefits and more!