Position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Faculty Affairs
Morgan State University, designated as Maryland’s public urban university, is one of the nation’s premiere historically black institutions of higher education and one of the few offering a comprehensive range of programs, awarding degrees through the doctorate and having significant programs of research and public services. The University is located in northeastern Baltimore about 20 minutes from Baltimore’s famous Inner Harbor tourist and shopping center, and 50 minutes from Washington, D.C. The University has a diverse student body of approximately 6,400 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Academic units include the College of Liberal Arts, the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Education and Urban Studies, the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, the School of Community Health and Policy, the School of Global Journalism and Communications, and the School of Social Work. Students may choose from approximately forty-five academic programs that lead to the bachelor's degree, thirty-four that lead to the master's degree, and fifteen that lead to the doctoral degree.
The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President, serves on the Academic Affairs Council, and collaborates closely with members of that Council. In addition, this person provides faculty personnel support to the Academic Affairs division; enhances coordination of administrative processes and procedures for faculty recruitment, retention and recognition; assists with implementation and communication of academic personnel policies and procedures.
This individual will assist the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in working with the President, other divisions, Deans, Directors, Faculty and students on all matters related to academic programs and other academic issues. He/she will:
- Assist the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in articulating the academic vision
- Work with the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in documenting and providing leadership in attaining excellence in degree programs and the support units
- Assume primary responsibility for reviewing and evaluating promotion and tenure applications
- Assume primary responsibility for reviewing and evaluating faculty appeals and develop a response for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Assume primary responsibility for the Faculty Professional Development Program and develop and submit proposals to obtain faculty development grants
- Chair the Faculty Professional Development Committee, which approves all faculty development requests to undertake research/scholarly activities
- Review proposals and travel requisitions for faculty supported through the Faculty Professional Development Program;
- Work with the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in monitoring faculty teaching workload
- Request and review progress and financial reports from faculty for the faculty professional development program;
- Assume primary responsibility for reviewing and editing the Faculty Handbook
- Review faculty contracts and files prior to the development of the appointment letters (including immigration requirements) and forward a recommendation to the Provost
- Assume primary responsibility for the New Faculty Orientation Program
- Assume primary responsibility for the Faculty Institute
- Assume primary responsibility for the oversight of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (i.e. Director and Staff)
- Monitors faculty workload reports (course release, joint chairmen's report, etc)
- Attends University Council Meetings
- Conducts faculty grievance hearings
- Serve as liaison with the Board of Regent office representative, and responds to Board of Regents
- May represent the Provost as needed at University events, Board of Regents meetings and other functions
- Facilitates the faculty award process for the following: (provide list of awards)
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The candidate has a proven track record of organizational leadership; the ability to work effectively within the University structure, to lead a diverse multidisciplinary faculty, and to develop mutually beneficial relationships within the broader community beyond the University.
Excellence in Management and Administrative Skills: The candidate has a demonstrated ability for open and inclusive leadership and demonstrated team-building skills, with the ability to manage the necessary administrative details of an academic unit within the larger university and to direct the work of administrative support staff.
This position requires:
- A terminal degree and an academic record worthy of tenure at the Associate Professor level (Full preferred) in a department ath Morgan State University with an effective leadership experience in Academic Affairs administration position at the University level
- At least five years of experience in higher education administration
- Knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration
- Evidence of successful collaboration with campus-wide constituencies
- Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion
- Evidence of experience with college/university personnel issues, development of policies and procedures, as well as knowledge of current trends in higher education
- Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening
- Evidence of participation in professional and leadership of development and opportunities
- Commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity procedures and principles, and evidence of a dedication to working with diverse populations; and
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a 12-month, full-time position. The application should include: a statement of interest, curriculum vitae/professional resume, three letters of reference, and an official terminal degree transcript. Portfolios and/or substantiating materials may be requested at a later date. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by February 12, 2018.
Morgan State University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.