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Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs

Augusta University

Augusta University (AU) is seeking an outstanding academic leader to serve as its next Associate Provost Faculty Affairs (APFA). The position reports directly to the Vice Provost and serves as the chief faculty affairs officer. The APFA provides strategic and operational leadership that advances Augusta University's presence and stature among the nation's premier public research universities to become a destination of choice for students, faculty, and staff.

Augusta University
Founded in 1828 and located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University is a public research university and medical center dedicated to training the next generation of innovators, leaders and health care providers. Home to three campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations across Georgia, Augusta University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience.

Offering undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business and education as well as a full range of graduate programs and hands-on clinical research opportunities, Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care. The combination of nationally ranked business and nursing schools as well as the state's flagship public medical school and only dental school makes Augusta University a destination of choice for the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

With locations throughout Augusta and at satellite campuses in Athens, Albany, Rome and Savannah, the university's nine colleges and schools have a truly statewide impact in Georgia.

Home to the Medical College of Georgia, the nation's ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the university's Health Sciences Campus is at the forefront of health care innovation. Located in beautiful downtown Augusta and housing the state's largest College of Nursing, the comprehensive College of Allied Health Sciences, The Graduate School and the state's only dental school, The Dental College of Georgia, the Health Sciences Campus is also home to the state's only public academic medical center.

Built in and around a former United States arsenal, the historic Summerville Campus is home to the university's liberal arts curriculum. In the shade of ancient trees, professors from the Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the nationally ranked James M. Hull College of Business; the College of Education; and the College of Science and Mathematics prepare students for a lifetime of critical thinking, creativity and entrepreneurial success.

Opened in 1991, Christenberry Fieldhouse (CFH) houses 11 of the Augusta Jaguars' 13 competition sports. In addition to housing all administrative and support staff for the Augusta University Department of Athletics, CFH also houses the College of Education and Human Development's Kinesiology Department. The Forest Hills Campus, on which CFH is located, also houses a full-size golf course, baseball, softball and soccer fields and serves as the home of the Jaguars' nationally recognized NCAA Division I golf team.

Our campus libraries, the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library on the Health Sciences Campus and the Reese Library on the Summerville Campus, provide comprehensive information resources and services in support of the teaching, discovery, and clinical care mission of our student-centered research university and academic medical center.

Georgia's second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.

The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs is a dynamic, forward-thinking academic leader with strong personal and professional integrity who will work closely with the Vice Provost, Deans, and other Vice Presidents to develop and advance the strategic academic mission of Augusta University. The APFA serves as the chief faculty affairs officer working closely and collaboratively with academic leadership to focus on faculty affairs. The APFA is also expected to provide leadership in faculty development initiatives and oversight of promotion and tenure. In collaboration with other senior leadership, the APFA will help to oversee the development and implementation of academic policy related to the faculty affairs.

Preferred Qualifications
Augusta University seeks an accomplished academic executive who can work effectively and collaboratively in an academic culture. The ideal candidate will also possess:

A terminal degree appropriate to her/his discipline;
Five or more years of significant academic administrative experience;
Demonstrated success fostering collaboration with faculty and academic units both vertically and horizontally;
Strong mentorship experience and proven ability to grow and develop others;
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of different constituents coupled with strong emotional intelligence;
Past experience driving noteworthy change while simultaneously embodying the Augusta University values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and leadership;
Knowledge of and familiarity with the development of online and non-traditional programs;
Appreciation for the importance of shared governance and the ability to interface constructively with the faculty senate and other campus leaders;
Demonstrated capacity to execute plans effectively and deliberately to achieve success;
Proven ability to think strategically and engage stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and cooperation;
Experience with strategic planning and strategy development within a higher education environment;
Proven support of diversity and inclusion amongst faculty, staff, and students; and
Commitment to excellence both professionally and personally with the highest level of integrity.

Application Process
The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials (electronic submissions preferred) prior to March 1, 2023 through this application process with Augusta University.

Augusta University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Augusta University -
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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