Provost Asst/Faculty Affairs & Prof Dev

Lexington, KY
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Office for Faculty Advancement seeks an experienced, tenured faculty member to serve as Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for faculty employee human resources on behalf of the Provost's Office. The selected candidate will be the primary University "intake officer" for faculty employee concerns, grievances, and interventions.

The successful candidate must maintain expertise in regulations and policies governing faculty appointment, promotion and tenure, and faculty disciplinary procedures and provide definitive and accurate guidance and advice in a timely manner to all campus constituencies, including individual faculty employees, deans and chairs/directors, the Office for Institutional Diversity, Human Resources, Legal Counsel, Equal Opportunity and Institutional Equity, the Provost, and other units within Academic Excellence.

Qualified candidates must hold the rank of tenured associate professor or above in any College, and faculty members on any appointment period (9-, 10-, 11-, or 12-month) are eligible to apply. A minimum of five years of administrative experience (such as department chair, associate dean, program director, or other positions that involve responsibility for planning, supervision of staff, mediation skills, and handling sensitive personnel matters) is required.

Please attach a letter of interest (Cover Letter) and curriculum vitae (Curriculum Vitae) highlighting related experience when applying for this position.

Job Title
Provost Asst/Faculty Affairs & Prof Dev

Requisition Number

Working Title
Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Department Name
8Z020:Faculty Advancement

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

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Required Related Experience

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Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.


Typically Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm; some evening hours may be required


Candidates must demonstrate very strong interpersonal skills, especially when handling potentially stressful work situations involving aggrieved or otherwise distressed faculty employees, staff members, and students. The successful candidate must handle information of a highly sensitive and confidential nature, therefore utmost discretion must be maintained in all personnel matters.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience with University regulations, policies, and procedures related to faculty promotion and tenure, faculty workload, faculty disciplinary issues, and grievance and appeal procedures, is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid administrative experience do you have in a role such as a Department Chair, Associate Dean, Program Director, or another administrative role?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Please describe your experience with university regulations, policies, and procedures related to the following: faculty promotion and tenure; faculty workload; faculty disciplinary issues; and grievance and appeal procedures.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a tenured university faculty member?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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