Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State)
Sacramento, California
Aug 21, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), is seeking a talented, energetic and experienced professional to join the campus community as its associate vice president (AVP) for faculty advancement.

As California’s capital university, Sacramento State transforms lives by preparing students for leadership, service and success. Sacramento State is located on a beautiful 300-acre, tree-lined campus adjacent to the American River, about five miles east of the State Capitol. Established in 1947, it is the seventh-largest of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. With faculty, students and staff working at the confluence of knowledge, passion, innovation and real-world learning, Sacramento State offers a truly transformative educational experience to its over 30,000 students—an experience enriched at every turn by the arts, culture, altruism, diversity, natural campus beauty and a community committed to educational excellence. As a top regional four-year comprehensive public university offering programs in arts, business, education, engineering, health, the humanities, public policy and science, Sacramento State is the place to “Redefine the Possible,” the University’s tagline. Sacramento State alumni—one out of every 20 area residents—make up the heart of the region’s workforce and some of its finest leaders who are driven to make a difference in their communities.

Academic Affairs at Sacramento State is the largest administrative unit in the University. It encompasses the seven academic colleges, the University Library, and the College of Continuing Education. Sac State’s program centers include: the Office of Graduate Studies; the Office of Undergraduate Studies; Offices for Academic Excellence; Research, Innovation and Economic Development; International Affairs; Faculty Advancement; the Community Engagement Center; the Center for Teaching and Learning; Academic Technology & Creative Services; and the Center for College & Career Readiness. Collectively, Academic Affairs ensures quality academic programs for all students and supports well qualified faculty to provide excellent teaching and learning for the University’s students. Academic Affairs does so by:  building a dynamic learning environment dedicated to student success; recruiting, retaining and supporting faculty and staff in a culture of excellence and innovation; and promoting leadership, integrity, social equity, global understanding and civic engagement among other core imperatives for a vibrant university.

The primary responsibility of the associate vice president for faculty advancement is to assist the provost and vice provost in providing leadership for faculty affairs personnel related issues, including the management of faculty recruitment, orientation, development, mentorship and advancement for the division of Academic Affairs. Under the general direction of the provost, the AVP for faculty advancement implements, interprets and ensures compliance with the Unit 3 (CFA) and Unit 11 Collective Bargaining Agreements and provides leadership and assistance to the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning on matters pertaining to opportunities for faculty to identify and achieve their desired level of teaching excellence and to share experiences and expertise with their colleagues.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 2, 2017. Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Amy Crutchfield and Patricia Coleman of Witt/Kieffer, at Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Laura Novak at 630-575-6943.


The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.