Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Search
Position Summary & Responsibilities
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA) provides leadership and vision for all aspects of the faculty experience at the University of North Dakota (UND), and works to build an ecosystem of faculty excellence, opportunity, achievement, shared governance, inclusion, and support at the institution.
- The VPFA oversees all aspects of faculty life at UND, including faculty hiring and onboarding, tenure and promotion policy and processes, post-tenure review processes and policy, faculty professional development, administrative coaching and leadership training, policy development and implementation related to faculty affairs initiatives, and all issues related to academic personnel, including managing the faculty grievance processes and working to resolve faculty issues as they arise.
- The VPFA also provides leadership and administrative oversight, in collaboration with Human Resources, to faculty award and recognition initiatives at the university level, to retirement, Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP), and Leave of Absence (LOA) efforts, and to faculty recruiting, orientation, and onboarding initiatives, including providing vision and leadership for junior faculty mentoring initiatives in cooperation with the membership of the Dean’s Council and the Vice Provost for Strategic Programming and Special Initiatives (VPSPI).
- The VPFA, under the direction of the provost and in collaboration with Human Resources, provides administrative support to endowed chair and executive leadership searches, as well as leads the Chairs Council and establishes onboarding, training, and ongoing professional development for new academic administrators at UND, in partnership with the VPSPI. The VPFA works to build a dynamic, diverse, and accomplished faculty at the university, and in so doing works directly to enhance and grow the reputation and standing of the University of North Dakota within the state, the region, and the nation.
- Unquestioned personal and professional integrity
- Commitment to innovation, transparency, consensus building, collaboration, and trust
- Strong written, verbal, and presentational skills with internal and external audiences
- An ability to listen, learn, and lead as a service-oriented relationship builder
- Associate/full professor with tenure
- Earned terminal degree from an accredited institution
- Faculty experience in the classroom
- Successful completion of criminal history records check.
- Experience in and understanding of shared governance
- Experience in and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- An understanding of, or experience in, university administrative processes, particularly from a faculty viewpoint, but also including working with staff and faculty to build a cohesive and effective team
- Demonstrated focus on the success and professional development of all faculty, tenure-track and nontenure track (teaching, scholarship, service, and administration)
- Demonstrable ability to be an effective solution-oriented problem solver
Nominations and Applications
To apply, a letter of interest that addresses:
- The Duties, Position Requirements, and Preferred Qualifications as described in this Position Profile
- A statement describing commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and/or inclusion in higher education, c) a curriculum vitae or resume
- Five professional references with email addresses, telephone numbers, and your professional relationship to each.
As this will be a confidential search until candidates interviewing on campus are announced publicly, references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format or Microsoft Word) to UNDVPFA@agbsearch.com. All applications and nominations will be handled in complete confidence.
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AGB Search Contacts
VPFA Listening Sessions
The VPFA search committee in cooperation with AGB Search will be holding listening sessions to gather your thoughts about the characteristics, experiences, and skills we should emphasize and actively seek in a successful candidate for the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs position. Sessions will be held in August.
All Campus Session
Tuesday, June 21, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.