The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA) is a senior
administrative officer reporting to the Executive Vice Provost
(EVP) with major responsibilities for the recruitment, advancement,
and retention of a diverse and talented faculty workforce including
tenured and non-tenured position types from a broad range of
academic areas; recruitment, development, and support for academic
leaders; and support for the academic initiatives of the
university. The VPFA represents the Provost on selected
commissions, committees, and task forces.
The VPFA works closely with the provost, deans, associate deans,
institute directors, department heads, vice presidents, vice
provosts, legal counsel, and human resources on a range of faculty
affairs issues, including promotion and tenure, work-life balance
policies, annual evaluations and merit, AdvanceVT workshops and
initiatives, COACHE surveys, orientation and mentoring programs,
and compliance with the Faculty Handbook and other university
The VPFA serves as the provost’s liaison to the Department Heads
Council and its Executive Committee to promote regular
communication of university initiatives, policy revisions, and new
policies, and participates regularly in Faculty Senate Cabinet
meetings along with other members of the provost’s leadership
The VPFA should be committed to supporting a wide range of faculty
positions across a broad field of academic units and fostering
collaboration among different campus units to accomplish this
• Experience in higher education administration, academic program
management, and faculty affairs.
• Demonstrated experience and commitment to advancing diversity,
equity, inclusion, and social justice.
• Ability to lead teams, communicate with multiple and diverse
audiences and individuals, and complete tasks in a complex
• Ability to align individuals and teams around shared goals and to
effectively facilitate meetings and work groups.
• Ability to inspire others to high levels of performance and
foster collaboration and trust.
• Demonstrated experience to address complex problems in
collaboration with others and to develop and implement workable
solutions (e.g., personnel issues, retention, faculty
• Excellent written and oral communications.
• Proven commitment to and knowledge of shared governance.
• Terminal degree.
• Experience in academic department, college, or university
• Experience with promotion and tenure and faculty career
• Experience in policy development and implementation.
• Experience analyzing data to monitor trends and indicators,
identify issues, and inform executive decision making.
August 3, 2021
A search committee with representation from across the university
has been convened to conduct the search and to recommend finalists
to the Executive Vice Provost of Virginia Tech. The Search
Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, all
applications, nominations, and confidential inquiries should be
submitted by August 3, 2021.
For additional information, confidential inquiries or nominations,
please contact Jeff Cumberland,
Talent Acquisition Manager (
) or Leah
, Director of Human Resources Office of the Executive
Vice President and Provost ( email@example.com
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of
other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by
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June 29, 2021