- Humboldt State University
- Arcata, CA
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
Humboldt State University
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
First Review of Applications: February 25, 2019
Humboldt State University seeks an Associate Vice President (AVP) for Faculty Affairs to help drive innovation and high-impact student success efforts across our campus. The AVP oversees implementation of all faculty personnel processes, policies, and procedures; provides counsel and advice to the Provost on all faculty personnel matters; and provides leadership to develop new faculty personnel policies and procedures for the campus. The AVP for Faculty Affairs also oversees the Student Grievance Procedure related to grade or policy dispute.
The AVP for Faculty Affairs reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The AVP serves as a member of the Provost's administrative team to provide leadership for initiatives within the division of Academic Affairs. The AVP understands the mission of the university and the role of Faculty Affairs within that mission.
The AVP for Faculty Affairs is responsible for the interpretation and administration of the Unit 3-faculty and the Unit 11-academic student employee collective bargaining agreements. This includes advising faculty, deans and Provost on the collective bargaining agreements, representing the University in faculty contract disputes, grievances, hearings, reprimands, disciplinary actions, termination actions, union information requests, meet and confers, and other legal disputes involving academic employees.
The AVP for Faculty Affairs is responsible for overseeing faculty recruitment, faculty searches, committee trainings, hiring, and appointment contracts. The Associate Vice President follows policies and the CSU-CFA (California Faculty Association) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in oversight of retention, tenure, promotion processes, reviewing sabbaticals, leaves without pay, travel requests, faculty and Unit 11 appointments, FERP requests, and all other personnel actions governing faculty and Unit 11 employees.
Duties: The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs:
- Works closely with deans, associate deans, and department chairs in matters related to faculty personnel and in interpreting provisions of the CSU-CFA (California Faculty Association) and CSU-UAW (United Auto Workers) collective bargaining agreements (CBA);
- Provides leadership in helping the University achieve its equity, diversity, and inclusion goals;
- Provides oversight responsibility for all personnel processes related to academic employees (instructional faculty, librarians, coaches, academic related counselors, and academic-administrators). In addition, oversees personnel processes of Unit 11 employees (teaching associates, graduate assistants, and instructional student assistants);
- Oversees personnel processes and procedures for faculty unit employees, including, but not limited to: appointment, paid and unpaid leaves (sabbatical, difference-in-pay, professional and personal leaves, sick leave and parental leaves), outside employment, and faculty retirement programs;
- Delegated authority for temporary faculty appointments and faculty unit additional employment requests;
- Provides leadership and is proactive in communicating policies, procedures, and contract changes;
- Works closely with the Human Resources Officer (HRO) and the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) on faculty personnel matters;
- Serves as an ex officio member of the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Committee on Faculty RTP Criteria and Standards;
- Provides leadership in assisting, managing and communicating the appointment and compensation changes for faculty, including temporary faculty range elevation;
- Seeks faculty input and is available to hear faculty concerns;
- On behalf of the Provost, works with academic deans to determine appropriate faculty staffing patterns, and advises Provost on allocation of faculty positions;
- Reviews recommendations on personnel actions for approval by the Provost;
- Maintain knowledge of CSU-wide faculty workload policies and practices and make recommendations for HSU;
- Oversees recruitment of faculty unit employees and Academic Affairs administrators;
- Oversees the implementation of policies and procedures for RTP evaluation of faculty, including: performance reviews for reappointment, tenure, and promotion; temporary faculty range elevation; evaluations of temporary, probationary, and tenured faculty; compensation for faculty unit employees, including lecturers;
- Conducts workshops for faculty unit employees and appropriate administrators on recruitment, the reappointment, tenure, and promotion process, department chair leadership, and other personnel processes, as appropriate;
- Oversees procedures for the student course evaluation process and participates in recommending changes to the evaluation process;
- Supervises Academic Personnel Services (APS) staff and oversees Faculty Affairs/APS website and publications;
- Participates in Faculty Governance as it relates to faculty personnel policies;
- Coordinates other projects as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and
- Supervises maintenance of academic personnel records.
Salary and Benefits: The salary for this position lies within the Administrator IV range, and comes with an excellent benefits package. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position. Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional Management Personnel Plan information can be found at the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml.
- Appropriate terminal degree, with successful university teaching experience, service, and a record of scholarly/creative activity suitable for a tenured professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the university;
- Knowledge in the broad spectrum of activities that relate to faculty personnel processes including retention, tenure and promotion (RTP);
- Knowledge and experience in the area of faculty development and department chair leadership;
- At least three years of successful administrative experience and ethical leadership at or above the level of department chair or equivalent;
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse campus community;
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty governance;
- Ability to successfully provide leadership and function effectively on the Provost's leadership team; and
- Ability to provide leadership and to work collaboratively university-wide to support the mission of the university.
- Successful administrative experience at the college and/or university level;
- Demonstrated ability to successfully recruit and mentor faculty;
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage office personnel successfully; and
- Experience in academic personnel administration, policies, and procedures in a collective bargaining environment.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s), including official transcripts are required at time of hire.
APPLICATION: Applications accepted electronically, click link to apply:
- Letter of Interest;
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
- Contact information for at least three professional references;
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than February 25, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or email@example.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.
A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits
If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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