Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

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Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Union Level:
Department: Provost
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301264P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Work performed during standard business hours. May require evening or weekend hours as business demands. Requires travel between campuses and to off-campus locations.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 01/30/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA), reporting directly to the Provost, provides leadership in an integrated approach to the recruitment, development and retention of faculty. The VPFA works closely with faculty to enhance opportunities for faculty professional development, to support and retain a diverse faculty, oversees promotion and tenure processes and works to enhance the faculty work climate. The VPFA must build strong working relationships with deans and department chairs, and regularly advises on matters of faculty policy, grievances and other elements important to faculty at Pacific. The VPFA is the essential conduit between the Office of the Provost and the faculty, and therefore must understand how to successfully navigate complex issues with sensitivity, maturity and creativity. As part of the Provost's senior management team, the VPFA will perform other leadership and management responsibilities as required.

This is a full-time renewable appointment.

Essential Functions:
1. Assumes a leadership role in responding to faculty with general or specific concerns that arise from faculty climate surveys, shared governance structures and other mechanisms, through frequent communication, relationship building and the development of innovative organizational plans to attend to these concerns.

2. Committed to improving the academic work environment for faculty in order to facilitate innovative and collaborative approaches for teaching, scholarship and service.

3. Supports faculty success by oversight and development of new faculty orientation, mentoring initiatives, leadership development, and other faculty development initiatives including faculty development leave.

4. Facilitates the faculty tenure and promotions process by ensuring compliance with established policies.

5. Oversees the collection, analysis and dissemination of faculty and program data in support of the Provost’s priorities.

6. Supervises the Assistant Provost for Diversity and supports her work to improve the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, to support faculty from historically underrepresented groups and to support an environment of inclusive excellence.

7. Develops, implements and evaluates programs to recognize and celebrate faculty achievements.

8. As a member of the Provost’s leadership team, works collaboratively with the leadership of the Academic Division to ensure that the Division’s priorities and strategies are effectively implemented.

9. Works with faculty, deans and other impacted constituents to develop and update faculty affairs policies as needed to ensure best practices.

10. Collaborates with the Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness to support educational effectiveness initiatives.

11. Facilitates the faculty grievance processes and works with faculty to informally resolve conflicts and issues. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with the University Ombudsperson and Title IX coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (or terminal degree) from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years teaching experience at the college/university level.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful upper level administrative or leadership experience at a college or university.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference may be given to those who have earned the rank of Full Professor.

    Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment with the use of a computer, phone and other office equipment. Extended periods of sitting. Occasional standing and walking. Infrequent climbing of stairs. May require lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    Work performed in typical office environment during standard business hours. May require evening or weekend hours as business demands. Requires travel between campuses and to off-campus locations.

    Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

    Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.





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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/31/2018
    Application Due: 4/1/2018
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