Senior Director, Faculty Affairs

San Jose, CA
Nov 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24835
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3306
Department: University Personnel


Classification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jos State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Senior Director of Faculty Affairs provides San Jos State University with strong, experienced, collegial leadership in the development and administration of faculty personnel procedures as determined by the policies of the University, the California State University, appropriate statutes and applicable CBAs. The Senior Director is charged with inspiring confidence and trust among faculty, administrators, and staff personnel, while discharging the duties and responsibilities of the position.

The Senior Director will serve as custodian of the official Personnel Action Files for Unit 3 and Unit 11 employees and provide oversight of the processes and application of policies that support the recruitment, appointment, professional development, evaluation, retention, tenure & promotion of the faculty as well as the appointment and evaluation of Unit 11 employees. In addition, the Senior Director will manage professional staff in the implementation, delivery and maintenance of these processes.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position will require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position may be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulations.

Education and Experience

-Terminal Degree appropriate to the applicant's academic field of expertise.
-At least seven (7) years of experience in higher education that includes demonstrated successful administrative experience.
-Demonstrated successful university teaching experience and a record of research, scholarly and creative activity sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured professor.
-Advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience in Faculty Affairs administration may substitute for education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

-Increasingly responsible professional leadership or management experience in an academic environment.
-Experience managing faculty recruitment processes.
-Experience managing retention, tenure and promotion processes for faculty.
-Experience in the California State University system.
-Experience in academic personnel administration, policies, and procedures in a collective bargaining environment.
-Demonstrated successful university teaching experience and a record of research, scholarly and creative activity sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured full professor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of faculty processes and procedures.
-Knowledge of personnel processes and procedures.
-Strong knowledge of collective bargaining environment and procedures.
-Knowledge of or ability to quickly gain knowledge of CSU Executive Orders, CSU and University policies, and CSU Collective Bargaining Agreements for faculty and academic student employees.
-Knowledge of adult learning, as well as training strategies and delivery methods.
-Knowledge of diversity initiatives, especially as related to recruitment of faculty.
-Strong management and interpersonal skills.
-Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills.
-Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
-Ability to provide solutions to complex problems with sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy.
-Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, Department Chairs, Program Directors, Deans, the Provost, Vice Presidents, and the President.
-Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, administrators and staff both orally and in writing.
-Ability to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to the educational and professional goals of a multicultural faculty and student population.
-Ability to set strategic direction.
-Ability to think critically and make strategic recommendations.
-Ability to listen critically and interpret information.

Posting Date

November 9, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins November 24, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

-Letter of Interest
-Curriculum Vita

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250



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