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Associate Provost, Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs - (STA012159)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023


The Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs is responsible for managing all activities related to the recruitment, hiring, orientation, professional development, recognition, and promotion and tenure of faculty members, including faculty grievance and disciplinary proceedings.

  1. Responsible for overseeing the activities of the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Faculty Engagement and Development, and the UH Measurement and Evaluation Center.
  2. Coordinates faculty recruitment, orientation and retention efforts ensuring the highest level of integrity and fairness in the conduct of such efforts.
  3. Develops and implements academic personnel policies and procedures.
  4. Manages academic personnel administration (including faculty hiring) and faculty data management (including faculty personnel folders).
  5. Develops academic salary scales and terms and conditions of employment.
  6. Ensures compliance with university policies and statuary requirements pertaining to equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  7. Ensures faculty promotion and tenure processes are held to the highest standards in collaboration with the Deans.
  8. Develops and implements post tenure review policies and processes.
  9. Develops policies regarding the utilization and employment of adjunct faculty members.
  10. Monitors faculty leave policies, including statutory faculty developmental leave (FDL), externally funded research leave, extended faculty sick leave, and unpaid leaves of absence.
  11. Ensures faculty grievance processes are established and respected, while serving as liaison to the University Faculty Grievance Committee .
  12. Ensures the development of faculty recognition programs including those related to faculty teaching excellence awards and professorships.
  13. Provides operational oversight of the Committee on Academic Centers and Institutes.
  14. Serves as liaison to Council of Department Chairs in matters related to faculty promotion and tenure, faculty recognition programs, compliance activities related to academic and/or instructional policies, and management of academic and/or research infrastructure.
  15. Serves as liaison to the Office of the University Ombudsperson, the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate., the Campus Facilities Planning Committee (CFPC), and the Maintenance Project Evaluation Committee (MPEC).
  16. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Qualifications :

Terminal degree and 10 years experience

Tenured, Full Professor

Requires application of advanced principles, techniques and theory in a professional discipline or highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of directly job-related experience.

Proven record of leadership and evidence of success working with other leaders at the university level and beyond.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and success working with a diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Demonstrated success as an innovative strategic leader with abilities to plan, coordinate, articulate, and execute a strategic vision through collaboration and shared governance.

Experience will not be considered in lieu of education.

Education will not be considered in lieu of experience.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following:
  • Higher Education experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, problem solve, exercise excellent judgment, demonstrate critical thinking skills and adapt to shifting priorities in diverse setting.
  • Ability to clearly interpret and implement policies and procedures.
  • Highest level of professionalism and respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of internal and external constituents.
The following documents are required:
  • Cover letter delineating the manner in which your work experience applies to the posting.
  • Resume
  • References
NOTE: We will maintain your confidentiality and notify you in advance of making contact with any of your references. References will be contacted only after the interviewing process has been completed.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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