Augusta University seeks a dynamic, creative, and visionary academic leader for the position of Associate Vice President for Faculty Success. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Faculty Success will lead, manage, and execute the planning, development, and ongoing implementation of a comprehensive and integrated institution-wide strategy for faculty success at Augusta University. A strong advocate for Augusta University’s faculty, the Associate Vice President will ensure engagement and collaboration across the Colleges and Schools, Research, Innovation and Instruction, Human Resources, the University Senate, and other units within the University. S/he will actively promote a culture of success, support holistic faculty development across the career lifespan, and regularly advise the Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs on faculty matters and policies.
This position is a twelve-month administrative appointment. The selected candidate may be eligible for an academic appointment with faculty rank, depending on academic credentials.
The Associate Vice President will set high standards for institutional support of faculty across diverse disciplines and professions, a variety of delivery modes, and multiple campuses. S/he will plan, develop, manage, facilitate, and execute (where appropriate) programs and policies related to faculty recruitment, retention, development, evaluation, staffing, awards, and other efforts related to the success of faculty. Specifically, the Associate Vice President will
Oversee and direct Faculty and Chair Orientation and Development, working in close partnership with the Colleges, Research, and Instruction and Innovation to provide resources, consultations, training and programming designed to help faculty grow professionally and stay current in their discipline.
Identify, develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs, both internal and external, to recognize and celebrate faculty achievements and contributions as aligned with the goals of the University.
Facilitate a comprehensive annual faculty evaluation plan and process for all faculty, across colleges and schools, appointment types, and ranks, in accordance with established best practices and university policies.
Facilitate the faculty tenure, promotion and emeritus appointment processes and ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
Facilitate and oversee faculty workload assignment and its relationship to effort reporting, and to annual evaluation, promotion, and tenure review.
Partner and serve as a liaison with the Faculty Senate and appropriate Senate committees to promote faculty success.
Oversee and monitor the faculty credentialing process in accordance with established policies.
Review and revise policies related to faculty on a regular basis.
Monitor the University’s faculty compensation and incentives plan and recommend revisions for enhancement.
Facilitate the faculty grievance process, according to established policies.
Serve as a resource for the Colleges and Schools, in concert with the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Programs, to facilitate planning for faculty staffing.
Partner with the Colleges and Schools and Human Resources to ensure effective recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified, and effective faculty who are aligned with the mission and goals of the University.
Partner with the Colleges and Schools and Human Resources to coordinate faculty contracts, and ensure effective onboarding of all chairs and faculty, including part-time, adjunct, and full-time.
Partner with Human Resources to manage the operational processes and practices related to Faculty Affairs.
Serve as part of the core Academic and Faculty Affairs Leadership team, collaborating and coordinating with other Academic Affairs divisions to support mission-relevant projects and initiatives in support of faculty and student success.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
The successful applicant must possess an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; have served at least ten (10) years as a faculty member in higher education; possess a working knowledge of faculty policy development; have demonstrated success in fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity; have experience with shared governance; and have demonstrated leadership in interacting and collaborating with administrators, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The Associate Vice President must have the ability to lead large-scale faculty-focused initiatives with an emphasis on quality and continuous improvement, while operating in an ever-innovative environment to deliver an excellent student and faculty experience. Candidates for this role must have a full appreciation for the changing landscape in higher education.
Preference will be given to candidates who have at least five (5) years of successful academic administrative leadership serving in roles such as dean, associate dean, department chair, or administrative equivalent; served in a tenure-track position as a faculty member; demonstrated experience in effective faculty development; substantial experience in managing programs or projects involving both full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty while fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity. Experience with the recruitment of underrepresented faculty is highly desired.
The ideal candidate will be inspirational and energetic, with excellent technical and communication skills. S/he will have the ability to employ a collaborative leadership style with the highest ethical standards and will have demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a strategic plan for development and support of the faculty community.
How to Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, we need to receive your complete application package via this link: AVP, Faculty Success
The application package should be comprised of the following as one document:
1) A letter of application;
2) A statement of your philosophy regarding faculty success;
3) Your CV;
4) The names and contact information of three references.
If there are any questions or to submit a nomination, please address them to:
While the position will remain posted until filled, we ask that you submit your candidate materials by April 22, 2019 for optimal consideration.