Director, Faculty Development and Career Advancement
The Director of Faculty Development and Career Advancement is housed in the office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA). The VPFA office works closely with the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and faculty members across the university to support the continued excellence of DU faculty by enhancing faculty development initiatives, increasing faculty diversity, and building a strong, inclusive, and collaborative faculty community. The VPFA leads initiatives related to faculty development, faculty lifecycle, faculty relations, and teaching and learning.
The Director of Faculty Development and Career Advancement will focus on enhancing faculty success at all levels of the academic lifecycle by identifying and implementing best practices for faculty recruitment, onboarding, and retention. Under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, they will be responsible for leading initiatives related to supporting faculty throughout the academic lifecycle, tracking faculty statistics, and preparing regular descriptive reports related to demographics and retention. In addition to supporting early career faculty, the director will develop offerings that support faculty at different career stages, across faculty appointment types, and across faculty contributions and roles. Contributing to an inclusive, thriving faculty community and working closely with the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL).
The Director of Faculty Development and Career Advancement will be responsible for using evidence informed decision making to develop, implement, and assess a range of programs that support the professional development of individual faculty and academic leaders across the academic lifespan and appointment types. Additionally, the director will enhance and support the implementation of institution-wide initiatives related to teaching and learning, inclusive excellence, faculty learning communities, faculty mentoring, leadership development, and assessment.
This is a full-time (12 month) staff position with full benefits. This is a full-time (12 month) staff position with full benefits. The position will report to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.
The Director will collaborate with faculty and administrators on the creation and delivery of new programs and will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues across campus. The ideal candidate is adept at interacting with faculty across different disciplines and knowledgeable about the challenges they face, in particular with regard to the faculty lifecycle and tenure/promotion for all faculty ranks and series. Experience as a faculty member in a university setting and success attaining external grants will be particularly competitive.
We seek candidates who are flexible, well-organized, inquisitive, resourceful, detail-oriented, creative, ethical, collaborative, and committed to inclusive excellence. The ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment while maintaining quality work products is crucial for success in this position.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.