SENIOR ASSOCIATE VP FOR FACULTY SUCCESS AND DEVELOPMENT
Responsible for providing vision and leadership to the University in the broad area of faculty success and development, diversity, and inclusion. Foster a culture of respect, inclusion, and excellence for all faculty and work with academic colleges and administrative areas to advance UTRGV’s mission, vision, and strategic goals and objectives. Manage faculty affairs, including professional and leadership development, and assist with evaluations, promotions, recruitment and appointments of faculty, as well as with interpretation, implementation and communication of policies and procedures in the areas of faculty success and development. Be an active participant in the administrative decision-making processes in collaboration with other senior leadership in the Division of Academic Affairs. Responsible for planning, directing, evaluating, and developing programs and initiatives aimed at the growth, development, and success of UTRGV’s faculty; collaborating with other divisions of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to analyze and develop recommendations in response to evolving issues in faculty success and development; providing leadership for developing and achieving strategic initiatives in the area of faculty success and development with a focus on excellence, diversity, and inclusion; developing an onboarding process for new faculty and leadership positions, designing a leadership development program for new and emerging leaders, and taking a lead role in promotion and tenure, post-tenure reviews, and annual faculty evaluations.Description of Duties
The primary functions and responsibilities include, among others:
•Works with the senior leadership team and the University community to implement UTRGV’s strategic plan Strategic Plan (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/files/documents/pdf/16094_aa_strategic_plan_full_document_proof4.pdf);
•Collaborates with faculty and other administrators to ensure that student and faculty success is at the forefront of UTRGV’s academic, research, and service initiatives;
•Uses data informed-decision making strategies to develop and implement initiatives focused on faculty success and development.
•Develops comprehensive evaluation plan to monitor and assess initiatives.
•Provides leadership for meeting the goals and objectives of the University’s strategic plan in regard to faculty success, development, excellence, diversity, and inclusion;
•Works with the Deans in developing new and innovative programmatic initiatives aimed at enhancing and promoting excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, and faculty diversity;
•Provides leadership in the areas of faculty recruitment, faculty development and advancement and faculty retention, with a special focus on ensuring faculty excellence and diversity;
•Manages and coordinates institutional processes for promotion and tenure, post-tenure reviews, and annual faculty evaluations, including the Faculty Portfolio Tool, which is utilized for faculty evaluations.
•Develops, interprets, monitors, evaluates, and communicates faculty and institutional policies and procedures.
•In collaboration with the EVPAA, manages and coordinates the institutional process for conducting faculty searches and approving appointments, reappointments, and faculty development leaves for full-time faculty.
•Manages operations and oversees Faculty Success and Development staff.
•Coordinates faculty matters, including but not limited to development, interpretation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and communication of faculty and institutional policies and procedures.
•Serves as a liaison between faculty and department chairs/program directors and senior administration, with the goal of fostering, sustaining and maintaining the collaborative culture among all academic entities.
•Works collaboratively with all departmental chairs and deans to foster honest and transparent lines of communication between organizational branches and between administration and faculty.
•Provides guidance and administrative support to various leadership and faculty committees.
•Administers/coordinates internal/external faculty awards and recognition.
•Administers student course evaluations/surveys.
•Advises and assists the EVPAA on faculty grievances and compliance issues.
•Develops and refines university policies related to faculty.
•Represents the EVPAA’s Office in relations with the Faculty Senate and other groups, as assigned.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimal general supervision from assigned supervisor.Supervision Given
Supervises assigned employees.Required Education
A PhD or terminal degree in the field of study.Preferred Education
•A strong record of academic and scholarly accomplishments and qualification for tenure at the rank of full professor within his/her academic discipline.
•Five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership and administrative experience in a university environment with experience as a faculty member.
•Direct leadership and administrative experience with processes focusing on faculty recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure.
•Proven leadership and management skills in developing and working with teams and developing active and successful partnerships that include faculty, staff, students, and external constituent groups.
•Track record of translating an organization’s overarching strategy into an effective, long-term action plan for his or her area of responsibility.
•Proven experience working at a master’s or doctoral granting university.
•Proven experience in working across divisions (e.g., Academic, Student, and Business Affairs, University Advancement, and Information Technology).
Supervisory experience in academic or research-related higher education administration.Equipment
Experience with standard office equipment.Working Conditions
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Work is performed in office environment.Other
Advance written and oral communication skills. Requires some evening and/or weekend work and travel. Work requires demonstration of communication skills that enable him/her to provide vision and direction to a large group of highly successful professionals across a broad range of disciplines. Work requires exceptional management and business/operational skills.Physical Capabilities
N/AEmployment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 11/09/2018 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.Special Instructions to Applicants
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
*Date of Birth
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
- * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
- Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
- Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
- No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
- * Please select your highest level of completed education.
- 6th grade education
- 10th grade education
- High School Diploma or GED
- Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
- Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
- Masters Degree from an accredited university
- Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
- None of the above
- * Please provide the field of study for your education:
(Open Ended Question)
- * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
- Less than 1 year
- 1 year
- 2 years
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 years
- 6 years
- 7 years
- 8 years
- 9 years
- 10 years
- Over 10 years
- * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Reference Letter 1
- Reference Letter 2
- Reference Letter 3
- Certifications and Licenses
- Training Certificates
- Other Document
- List of 3 References
- Unofficial Transcripts 2
- Unofficial Transcripts 3
- Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
- Additional Document