Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

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General Summary

Administer and direct academic personnel activities including monitoring governance processes and managing issues, academic appointment and evaluation processes records administration, designing and implementing new academic administrator training and development, and contract administration.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Lead and administer operational activities related to academic personnel, governance, and academic contract administration.

Evaluate, recommend, implement and administer new and revised services, policies and procedures in support of employment functions and contract administration for the faculty, lecturers, instructors and academic administrators.

Develop long and short-term goals and objectives for improving the management and leadership of the academic community.

Advise and direct academic colleges and departments in dispute resolution, management in a labor environment, and in resolving employee problems.

Represent the University in academic input and grievance processes and any subsequent academic arbitration hearings.

Review and advise the Provost on matters pertaining to faculty and instructional hiring, reappointment, tenure and promotion.

Serve as administrative chair of the Department Evaluation Document Committee. This committee decides on the adoption of evaluation standards for faculty in each academic department/school.

Review all input/governance documents and recommend approval or disapproval to the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Serve as custodian of all employment files for faculty, lecturers, instructors and academic administrators.

Administer search processes for new faculty, lecturers and academic administrators, assuring alignment with strategic priorities and compliance with university processes.

Develop and oversee the academic personnel records management system for faculty, lecturers, instructors and academic administrative positions.

Initiate and coordinate the development and delivery of training and development programs for academic personnel.

Monitor and report on the personnel budget and instructional workload.

Design administrative training programs focusing on best practices in academic leadership and department/school management.

Serve on appropriate institutional and academic committees.

Undertake special projects and perform related duties as required.


A terminal academic degree and at least five years of college level teaching and/or academic administrative experience is necessary.

Five years of progressively responsible experience in personnel/labor relations, or the equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to administer a full range of academic personnel services is required.

Experience working with a unionized faculty workforce, including the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements, preferably in a public sector environment, and experience as an advocate in arbitration is necessary.

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Posted: 11/10/2018
Application Due: 12/21/2018
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