Director, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Director, FAFD will have management and operations oversight of faculty life-cycle activities and will serve as a primary resource for faculty recruiting, on-boarding, engagement, development, career growth.

This position works closely with the other subcomponents of the Office of Faculty (ELAM, CME), Academic Departmental Chairs, Designated Institutional Officials (DIO), Directors of Medical Education (DME), Regional Deans, Departmental Administrators, and other designated stakeholders. The Director of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development will employ proactive problem solving and help plan and review policies, procedures, and documentation of faculty lifecycle. Additionally, the position will support the Associate Dean for Faculty in the development new initiatives to support faculty careers.

Essential Functions
  • Drives the annual cycle of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development activities, such as faculty elections for standing committees, faculty awards, and professional development opportunities. Coordinates multiple systems and processes using project management tools to align these activities with the academic and budget year.
  • Supervises the Office of Faculty- faculty affairs and development personnel to oversee and manage faculty life cycle. Advises academic departments in process, procedures, and policies, providing orientation to clinical and basic science departmental administrators and administrative staff to support faculty employment and academic review.
  • Participates in developing and planning innovative programs supporting faculty careers and diversity initiatives, including Faculty Launch Leadership program and other professional development programs. Provides administrative support to the Faculty Development and Women in Medicine and Science Committees.
  • Meets regularly with department staff to provide ongoing training and proactive planning with a focus on quality and process improvement.
  • Works with the Appointment and Promotions Committee, Academic Department Chairs and their administrators, the leadership of the Graduate School, and the Regional and Affiliate Sr. Coordinator to ensure that policies and procedures for the Appointment and Promotion process are consistent with nationwide standards and trends.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources, Legal Office, and Risk Management in the reviews of dossiers, CVs, extramural consultants, and other required documentation for accuracy of information and compliance with DUCOM and University policy.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty affairs coordinators and other designated point people within departments, providing and reinforcing ongoing training and best practices, problem solving and helping to proactively plan and review procedures. Designs and supports the process for periodic review and renewal of faculty contracts and tracking of Medical Licensing and other credentials to ensure that all faculty involved in teaching DUCOM students have active DUCOM faculty appointments and appropriate credentials.
  • Supervises the Office of Faculty –faculty affairs and development staff who provide administrative support for Academic Departmental Chair and Institute Director Search committees and all of the Standing Committees as outlined in DUCOM faculty bylaws. Provides leadership and guidance to Database & Program Assessment Coordinator through the process of populating the standing committees of the bylaws and Faculty Senate representation through nomination and elections as outlined in the DUCOM bylaws, as well as faculty database management. Creates process for coordination with regional and affiliate sites.
  • Ensures the DUCOM Bylaws standing committee is adequately supported and the most up to date version of the bylaws are posted and utilized. This position will support the Bylaws Committee and DUCOM by continuously maintaining an accurate summary of all amendments to the DUCOM bylaws and monitoring the process for bylaws amendment, approval and posting (including legal office reviews and postings of current version to the website, etc.).
  • Develops and maintains thorough knowledge of tenure, non-tenure, and clinical faculty tracks of the Graduate School and DUCOM, and coordinating with University policies relating to faculty employment.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 to 5 years in a faculty affairs or similar university environment
  • Problems are complex, varied and only mildly related to those seen before. Must be able to multitask and handle multiple issues from all Drexel and affiliate faculty. Regular contact with regional deals and DMEs and GMEs from all affiliate campuses when supervising the Regional Coordinator
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table

Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of M. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Sep 22 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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