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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Academic Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs

Position #: 350743 – Requisition #: 15870

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university with two campuses serving more than 18,000 students and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The two campuses receive over $500 million in research awards each year, with the vast majority of those funds received by the Anschutz Medical Campus and predominantly the School of Medicine. In addition to the wide array of health-related professional and graduate programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo., over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are provided at CU Denver, our comprehensive, general academic campus located in the heart of downtown Denver. The Anschutz Medical Campus is a leader in delivering the finest clinical care and the research mission is inherently entwined with our clinical services and mission.

The Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs (VCFA) facilitates a variety of activities associated with faculty life and academic programs; fosters an environment of academic and professional excellence; creates and furthers a culture of empowerment and support for all categories of faculty; and balances the parallel roles of faculty advocate, administrator, and facilitator.


The Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs functions under the general direction and guidance of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.  The VCFA is primarily located at the Denver Campus in the Lawrence Street Center Building and is expected to also have a regular presence on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


The Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs supervises the Faculty Affairs Senior Coordinator, the Director of the Center for Faculty Development, the Director for Outcomes Assessment, and the CU Denver Faculty Advisor. 


The major responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Guides, coordinates, and advises schools and colleges on a variety of faculty processes, including:  primary unit bylaws; primary unit criteria for reappointment, promotion and tenure; post tenure review; the development of performance improvement agreements; faculty awards for teaching, research, and service; sabbatical requests; and emeritus designation requests.  Prepares for submission to system administration the annual campus reports on post tenure reviews, sabbatical activities, and other matters as requested.
  • Serves as chair and coordinates the work of the Associate Deans and Academic Support Group (AD/ASG), including reviewing and developing faculty-related policies, and promoting academic achievement and enrichment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Chairs of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committees (VCAC) on both campuses to ensure an excellent process for evaluation for Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion consistent with the Regents, System, and campus guidelines.
  • Encourages faculty development and excellence for all categories of faculty through supervision of the activities of the Center for Faculty Development. 
  • Provides guidance to and oversight of faculty-related assessment activities, e.g., the Faculty Course Questionnaire (FCQ) process, outcomes assessment for academic programs, etc.
  • Coordinates the development of assigned academic initiatives and the work of ad hoc task forces.
  • Coordinates the annual salary equity review process with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) and the Deans.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning on matters related to academic program review and institutional accreditation.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations on policy/bylaw development related to faculty.
  • Develops and implements professional development programs for deans, associate deans, department chairs, etc., in collaboration with Human Resources and Legal Counsel.
  • In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, facilitates efforts related to enhancing faculty diversity through supporting the recruitment, retention, and success of under-represented minority faculty.
  • Serves as liaison to Faculty Assemblies on both campuses, the System-level Faculty Council, the System-wide Privilege and Tenure Committee, etc.
  • Oversees development, implementation and monitoring of a faculty information system for CU Denver.
  • Leads the efforts to implement and utilize the Education Advisory Board’s Academic Performance System (APS) in collaboration with the schools and colleges on the Denver Campus.
  • Undertakes additional assignments at the direction of the Provost.
  • Acts for the Provost when s/he is unavailable, as assigned on matters of faculty or academic concern, and at regional and national conferences.
  • Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range for this position is commensurate with skills and experience.  This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


    Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

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    Diversity and Equity:

    Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.  Academic qualifications consistent with an appointment at the rank of professor with tenure in one of the schools/colleges at either the Denver or Anschutz Campus.
  • Experience in the general area of faculty affairs.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in faculty affairs at a comprehensive university with an academic health center.
  • Experience providing input to national organizations about academic/faculty affairs.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive experience as a university faculty member with progressively-responsible experience in a leadership role(s) with faculty.
  • Experience in management/leadership of a university program(s) with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrating diversity and inclusion as an integral part of faculty research, teaching and leadership/service activities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High degree of personal integrity.

  • Job Category: Executive
    Primary Location: Denver
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Mar 7, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 3/8/2019
    Application Due: 5/7/2019
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