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Job ID: 218844

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jul. 31, 2023
Title Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Academic Affairs
    Administration - Academic Unit
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking a Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development to enhance and provide oversight for all development, personnel actions, and policy matters for faculty in the college. Responsibilities include oversight of appointment, promotion, and tenure processes; faculty retention, faculty and leadership evaluation processes, effort and productivity processes, and initiatives pertaining to faculty development for all campus sites. The Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to the dean.

The ideal candidate will provide strong leadership to advance faculty excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; promote our mission, vision, and values; and partner with the dean and other senior leaders to develop and oversee policies and procedures that impact our faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage and interpret faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure processes for the College of Medicine to ensure compliance with all university policies, procedures, and practices
  • Advise and assist individual faculty members and departments regarding promotion and tenure, and coordinate updates of departments’ written statements of evidence
  • Coordinate appointment, promotion, and tenure review process and faculty affairs with UK Office of Faculty Advancement
  • Oversee and provide guidance on annual faculty performance review and appeals process
  • Administers sabbatical leave process
  • Oversee administrative reviews of department chairs and center directors including tracking and coordination of administering survey and review and discussion with the chair or center director and unit employees, if needed
  • Participate in departmental periodic reviews in accordance with University Administrative Regulations
  • Oversee voluntary faculty processes including conflict resolution and facilitate coordination of processes between the Office of Faculty Affairs and division of Academic Medical Education (AME) or other departments
  • Serve on faculty peer review committee as liaison between medical staff and college
  • Identify and foster effective and open recruitment processes which promote fairness and advance and support the strategic plan of the college
  • Develop programs to ensure faculty retention including comprehensive onboarding programs in collaboration with department leadership
  • Work in collaboration with Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean of Wellness and Well-being and other members of college leadership to develop strategies to support our goals regarding faculty diversity
  • Manage faculty governance process and provide guidance to Faculty Council to ensure appropriate representation on University governance committees
  • Coordinate activities pertaining to faculty governance (elections, committees, bylaws)
  • Develop and review guidelines annually for documenting faculty effort.
  • Aid in the development and maintenance of a compensation model that is fair, transparent, aligned with our organizational strategy, financially sustainable, and enhances our ability to recruit and retain talented faculty
  • Develop, promote, and implement initiatives focused on college-wide and departmental level faculty development, mentoring, succession planning and retention
  • Partner with campus leaders to integrate faculty development needs
  • Establish protocol, administer, and manage selection processes and funding support for internal and external professional development programs for faculty
  • Partner with college and unit leadership to develop, implement, and monitor faculty improvement plans
  • Establish benchmarks and metrics which evaluate the effectiveness of programs developed including faculty affairs and professional development
  • Provide leadership in planning and implementation of strategies to advance and maintain LCME accreditation
  • Regularly review and/or develop faculty policies to ensure relevance and continued applicability to current and changing circumstances and, as appropriate, recommend needed changes in such policies
  • Assist the college leadership in addressing faculty concerns, grievances, and disciplinary issues and follow reporting procedures as appropriate
The role of Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development will be allocated up to 70% effort with the remaining effort of this full-time position to be determined based on the selected candidate’s background and skills. If the identified candidate is more appropriate for an alternate title series, the position may be reposted.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

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