School/Unit: College of Humanities and Sciences
Department: Humanities & Sciences
Purpose of Position:
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs provides high-level support to implementing policies and supporting projects related to the recruitment, development, and promotion of faculty. The successful candidate will build strong relationships with the faculty and the College’s leadership. In addition to working closely with the Dean to help develop and support on-boarding and mentoring programs for faculty, the Associate Dean will help develop, as needed, programming to advance the mission of the Faculty Affairs Office of the College.
Managing the promotion and tenure process, including preparation of paperwork and summary data;
Oversight for faculty processes in relation to recruitment, retention, appointment, evaluation, merit developmental leave, and awards and recognition;
Due-process actions, including those related to faculty peer review and grievance;
Facilitating the development and coordination of new faculty orientation and faculty professional development;
Coordinating the development, maintenance and dissemination of the Unit, College and University P&T Guidelines;
Facilitating the writing of by-laws and policies;
Assisting with the identification of faculty for awards and honors; and
Ensuring the consistency and accuracy of the annual faculty evaluation process and its records;
Fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment;
With other associate deans, create and encourage collaboration among faculty;
Communicate often with chair and directors on matters relating to all aspects of CHS faculty affairs.
The Associate Dean will fulfill other duties as needed to foster the inclusion, diversity and development of more than 450 full-time faculty members in our College.
Experience and understanding of faculty related issues;
Demonstrated record of excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to multi-task, including strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary lines;
Outstanding record of accomplishment in research, teaching, service and/or administration with progressively increasing duties and responsibilities;
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment and commitment to foster a healthy, work environment.
PhD from an accredited institution with tenure and academic rank of associate professor or higher is required.
Experience in academic administration
Experience in promotion and tenure processes
Experience handling faculty disputes
Experience interpreting and creating policies and procedures
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.