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Faculty Affairs Specialist

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Affairs Specialist

Job #: 040520
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $58,500 - $79,000
Hours: Standard University business hours

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Faculty Affairs Specialist will provide administrative, operational, and logistical support for programming related to faculty professional development and success, under the direction of the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and in collaboration with the Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs.
The Faculty Affairs Specialist will facilitate regular processes supporting faculty development and success, ensuring smooth implementation and evaluation of strategic programming. The position requires a high degree of diplomacy, discretion, and initiative and a commitment to equity and inclusion. The incumbent will demonstrate project management, systems thinking, and process analysis skills to identify areas of improvement. Superior communication and problem-solving skills are needed, as is the ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three (3+) plus years in an administrative or program support role required.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Experience working with faculty and/or experience with/knowledge of faculty career development milestones and expected areas of achievement.
  • Service orientation and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Strong initiative and tact in handling daily inquiries and special projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, without losing attention to detail.
  • Excellent research and fact-gathering ability.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally. Excellent written communication skills.
  • Superior proofreading ability.
  • Familiarity with basic media production, instructional and graphic design, and learning management systems/platforms desired.
  • Knowledge of DEIA as it applies to higher education generally and faculty careers specifically. Skills and abilities to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of faculty and staff.

  • Support the Assistant and Associate Provosts in identifying and coordinating with faculty participating in professional development opportunities. Identify key contacts and maintain effective working relationships with staff and administrative leaders to provide a high level of support. Create, compile, or organize reports and materials needed by others to ensure high-quality work and outcomes.
  • Support the development and implementation of a portfolio of career-focused faculty development programs. Support research on emerging and innovative practices in support of faculty success, Support creation of materials and other deliverables for distribution through a variety of channels and platforms.
  • Provide clear, timely, and consistent communication about faculty development opportunities through regular newsletters, website, meetings, etc. Facilitate the development of new channels, where beneficial.
  • Contribute to needs assessment and program evaluation for faculty development efforts. Maintain accurate records of professional development activities and outcomes. Enter attendance and evaluation ratings, communicate workshop feedback, and track faculty participation and outcomes associated with programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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