Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (8610)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 28, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training

Job Description

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing academic personnel matters; coordinates the recruitment, appointment and mentoring of faculty: coordinates the retention, tenure, and promotion process for tenure-track faculty; interprets the faculty and the Academic Student Employee (ASE) collective bargaining agreements and advises the Provost and President on faculty and ASE labor relations matters. The Associate Vice President provides training to faculty, staff, chairs, and deans on faculty personnel matters: facilitates informal resolution of faculty complaints: processes faculty formal grievances and disciplinary actions: provides administrative support to the University Personnel Planning and Review Committee, and oversees the administration of the visa process for faculty and visiting scholars. The successful candidate also supports the orientation of new faculty to campus and university life; manages the implementation of appointment and compensation changes for faculty and ASEs; coordinates the scheduling of sabbaticals and other leaves; maintains faculty database records; serves as the University contact with Emeritus faculty; directs the revisions and updating of personnel and search and screen manuals; serves as liaison on faculty personnel matters to the Chancellor's Office and other CSU campuses; works closely with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources Services, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity on faculty personnel matters. The Associate Vice President provides leadership in helping the University achieve its goals in equity and diversity and an inclusive work environment; and assumes other duties as assigned by the Provost.

Terminal degree from an accredited institution, qualification for faculty appointment at rank of professor: demonstrated competency in university teaching and a record of scholarly and professional accomplishment. A record of increasingly responsible administrative or faculty governance experience in a college or university required, including a minimum of three years of administrative experience in categories including, but not limited to, service as a department chair, director, associate dean, dean, or other leadership administrative role. Must have knowledge of and ability to develop, interpret, implement, and articulate complex personnel policies. Ability to foster a positive climate consonant with the university's efforts to promote cultural diversity and educational equity. The ability to write well and speak effectively in small and large group settings is essential for the position. Demonstrated experience and success in conflict resolution, consultative decision-making, teamwork, and interpretation/implementation of collective bargaining agreements strongly preferred. Experience mentoring faculty preferred, as well as the ability to facilitate chairs' professional growth and leadership.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

Application Period
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Effective Date of Appointment: As soon as possible.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing CSUN link. Please attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above as well as the contributions you intend to make at CSUN and a resume. Note - internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/ Apply link on the Human Resources/ Employee pagelet.

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position will be 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.

Conflict of Interest
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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