Website Highland Community College

Highland Community College is a small, vibrant community college in the northwest corner of Illinois, within 125 miles of Chicago, Illinois, Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. HCC offers more than 70 applied and transfer degree programs, lifelong learning, and business training. In addition to academic programming, Highland provides athletics, theatre, art and music opportunities for the students and community. Highland Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Highland Community College invites applications for the position of Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, Academic Services. The Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, Academic Services provides vision, leadership, direction and operational management to the College’s Academic and Academic Support areas and is directly responsible to the College President.

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required; earned Doctorate Degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred. Five (5) years increasingly responsible administrative experience in higher education, including experience in instruction and academic administration required. Teaching experience in higher education required; teaching at a community college preferred. Leads achievement of academic institutional priorities. Develops academic strategic plans and tactical goals for the division, placement and evaluation, determines scope and priorities of projects; coordinates resources required to achieve goals.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply online or for additional position requirements and information visit Please complete and submit an online application and upload the following documents:  a letter addressing qualifications for the position, current resume or curriculum vitae including names and contact information of five professional references, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation.

For additional information, contact:  Human Resources, Highland Community College, 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032, 815.599.3402; or by email at

Initial screening of complete application packets will begin in late summer/early fall.

Highland Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, and encourages applications from veterans, minorities, people with disabilities and other diverse groups.


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