Posting Summary: The University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development to design, implement, assess and improve faculty professional and leadership development initiatives, resources and practices. The Assistant Vice Provost will oversee existing programs, including leadership development programs for faculty in administrative roles, orientation programs for new faculty, and faculty mentoring and career development programs for faculty at all stages of their careers. The Assistant Vice Provost will also consult with faculty leaders, administrators, and units across Grounds to determine faculty development needs and to develop new programs based on these needs and the University's strategic priorities.
Recognizing the importance of a high-quality, diverse faculty as an essential component of a dynamic university environment, U.Va. is closely managing faculty generational turnover through a variety of strategies. Accordingly, as articulated in the University's Cornerstone Plan, the development and support of our faculty is recognized and supported as an essential investment in our future. The Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development will be afforded opportunities to lead initiatives and efforts for faculty professional and leadership development across eleven schools and various other academic units. These efforts will support the recruitment, retention and advancement of all of our faculty.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Doctorate degree preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least four years working in higher education or similar environment, with specific experience in leadership development or faculty development.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skills in presenting and facilitating discussions on leadership topics - Ability to collaborate effectively on multi-functional project teams, and with a number of stakeholders, including administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students and staff - High level of organization, attention to detail and strong commitment to deadlines - Familiarity with the internal and external challenges currently facing academic leaders (at all levels of a college or university) and higher education more broadly - Knowledge of the administration of academic departments or curricular and research-intensive university environments - Commitment to diversity and inclusion - Strong managerial, fiscal, and administrative abilities
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in leadership development, mentoring, and/or orientation programs at a research-intensive public university is preferred.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.