Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Position Announcement


The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost, serves on the Academic Affairs Council, and collaborates closely with members of that Council.  In addition, this person provides faculty personnel support to the Academic Affairs division; enhances coordination of administrative processes and procedures for faculty recruitment, retention and recognition; serves as division liaison on personnel matters; assists with implementation and communication of academic personnel policies and procedures; provides employee relations support; provides advice on collective bargaining agreement; and serves as Academic Affairs representative on academic space issues.


1.  Enhances coordination of administrative processes and procedures for recruitment, appointment, retention and recognition of faculty; provides consultative advice and assistance on recruitment processes and procedures; serves as a liaison with the Office of Compliance and Equity Management; serves as Provost’s signatory authority for specified administrative purposes; and assists with efforts to provide positive recognition to deserving faculty members.

2.  Provides employee relations support; attends faculty senate meetings; maintains liaison with United Faculty (UF) President; provides information and advice to administrators relating to collective bargaining agreement issues; and assists with preparations for collective bargaining negotiations and contract administration.

3.  Is responsible for new faculty orientation and faculty development/leadership programs, with the assistance of one Administrative Fellow; participates in the promotion and tenure process; conducts faculty grievance hearings; serves as liaison with Human Resource Services, Board Office, and Regents institutions; and responds to Board of Regents office inquiries and prepares designated Board docket items related to faculty personnel issues.  

4.  Coordinates efforts to revise and communicate faculty personnel policy and procedure changes; coordinates efforts to faculty administrative processes; and serves as a member of the Policy Review Committee.

5.  Provides support and coordination for administrative activities, such as the Threat Assessment Team and the Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee; and may represent the Provost as needed at University events, Board of Regents meetings and other functions.

6.  Coordinates the activities of the provost’s diversity initiatives and oversees the Diversity Fellows in Provost’s office.

7.  Provides support for the Center for Teaching and Learning.

8. Provides academic facilities management support; analyzes academic space and building repair needs and recommends space allocation/repair priorities; participates in planning of new construction/major renovation projects; and serves on Facilities Planning Advisory Committee and Building Repair Committee.

9. Facilitates the faculty award process for the following:  Regents Award for Faculty Excellence, Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Ross Nielsen Faculty Service Award.

10. Maintains membership in AAPA (Academy of Academic Personnel Administration) and CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources). 

11.  Maintains faculty roster in collaboration with the chair of the faculty.

12.  Assists with other administrative duties and functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Terminal degree and an academic record worthy of tenure at the Associate Professor level (Full preferred) in a department at the University of Northern Iowa;
  • At least five years of experience in higher education administration;
  • Knowledge and skills in program planning, project management, and academic administration;
  • Evidence of successful collaboration with campus-wide constituencies;
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion;
  • Evidence of experience with college/university personnel issues, development of policies and procedures, as well as knowledge of current trends in higher education;
  • Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening;
  • Evidence of participation in professional development opportunities;
  • Commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity procedures and principles, and evidence of a dedication to working with diverse populations; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a team.

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