Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement
Classification Title Administrator III
Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Faculty Advancement is to assist the Provost and Vice Provost in providing leadership for faculty affairs personnel related issues, including the management of senior administrative recruitment searches for the division of Academic Affairs. Under the general direction of the Provost, the AVP for Faculty Advancement implements, interprets, and ensures compliance with the Unit 3 (California Faculty Association) Collective Bargaining Agreement and provides leadership and assistance to the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning on matters pertaining to opportunities for faculty to identify and achieve their desired level of teaching excellence and to share experiences and expertise with their colleagues.

FLSA MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.
Classification Salary Range

$5,072 – $17,243 monthly

Hiring Range
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm; Summer, 7:30am to 4pm; additional days/hours as needed
Department Information

Academic Affairs at Sacramento State is the largest administrative unit in the University. It encompasses the seven Academic Colleges, the University Library, and the College of Continuing Education. Our program centers include: The Office of Graduate Studies; The Office of Undergraduate Studies; Offices for Academic Excellence; Research, Innovation, and Economic Development; International Affairs; and Faculty Advancement; the Community Engagement Center; the Center for Teaching and Learning; Academic Technology & Creative Services; and the Center for College & Career Readiness. Collectively, we ensure quality academic programs for all students and support well qualified faculty to provide excellent teaching and learning for our students. We do so by: building a dynamic learning environment dedicated to student success; recruiting, retaining and supporting faculty and staff in a culture of excellence and innovation; and promoting leadership, integrity, social equity, global understanding and civic engagement among other core imperatives for a vibrant university.

Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications

1. Doctorate or equivalent from an accredited university in an academic discipline.

2. Prior experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or administrative equivalent.
3. Experience with and knowledge of, basic faculty personnel processes (e.g., recruitments & appointments, orientation, Review/Tenure/Promotion (RTP), leaves, etc.).
4. Extensive experience with shared governance and collective bargaining.
5. Experience interacting and collaborating with administrators, faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds.

6. Excellent leadership skills.
7. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively to meet the academic goals/mission of the University.
8. Good working knowledge of faculty policies and its relationship to the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
9. Excellent communication skills.
10. Ability to handle sensitive personnel issues with confidentiality.
11. Excellent organization and time management skills.
12. Demonstrated commitment to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, and disability.

Preferred Qualifications

13. Possession of an earned doctorate and eligibility for senior faculty appointment within one of the colleges in the University.
14. Commitment to faculty success and excellent faculty development and mentorship programs.
15. Demonstrated ability to supervise a professional staff of at least three human resources specialists.
16. Experience in recruitment and evaluation of faculty and staff.
17. Knowledge of investigatory procedures related to complaints of discrimination¡ harassment, and/or retaliation.
18. Experience in receiving student, staff, or faculty complaints; knowledge of the appropriate administrative disposition of such complaints.
19. Demonstrated understanding of personnel-related laws like Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Whistleblower, and Conflict of Interest, Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), Title VII, Title IX, etc.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0129P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 10/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a CV, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D, Amy Crutchfield and Patricia Coleman of Witt/Kieffer, at Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154.

Submit the applications materials to:
c/o Eden Stroud
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Eden Stroud
Contact Phone 630-575-6154
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Media File
  4. Portfolio
  5. Proof of Licensure
  6. Teaching Philosophy
  7. Diversity Statement
  8. Teaching Effectiveness
  9. Writing Sample