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Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs

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Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Effective Date

On or about January 1, 2015

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge in the broad spectrum of activities that relate to faculty personnel processes
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of faculty development and department chair leadership
  • Terminal Degree appropriate to the applicant's academic field of expertise
  • Successful university teaching experience and a record of research, scholarly and creative activity suitable for a tenured professor faculty appointment in one of the disciplines of the University
  • At least four years of successful administrative experience at or above the level of department chair or equivalent
  • Experience in academic personnel administration, policies, and procedures in a collective bargaining environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a highly diverse campus community


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to provide leadership and to work collaboratively university-wide to support the mission of the university
  • At least five years of successful administrative experience at the college and/or university level
  • Ability to successfully provide leadership and function effectively on the Provost's senior leadership team
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully recruit and mentor faculty
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with faculty governance
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage office personnel successfully



The Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs serves as a member of the Provost's administrative team to provide leadership for initiatives within the division of Academic Affairs. The AVP understands the mission of the university and the role of Faculty Affairs within that mission.  The AVP oversees implementation of all faculty personnel processes, policies, and procedures; provides counsel and advice to the Provost on all faculty personnel matters; provides leadership to develop new faculty personnel policies and procedures for the campus.  Has oversight responsibility for Academic Employee Relations, the Faculty Center for Professional Development, and several professional staff.  Serves at the pleasure of the Provost.


  • Works closely with deans, associate deans, and department chairs in matters related to faculty personnel and in interpreting provisions of the CSU-CFA (California Faculty Association) collective bargaining agreement
  • Seeks faculty input and is available to hear faculty concerns through such institutionalized channels as the Labor-Management Committee
  • Serves as a member of the Faculty Personnel Policies Council
  • Provides oversight responsibility for all personnel processes related to academic employees (instructional and librarian faculty, coaches, academic related counselors, and academic-administrators) . In addition, oversees personnel processes of Unit 11 employees (teaching associates, graduate assistants, and instructional student assistants).
  • On behalf of the Provost, works with academic deans to determine appropriate faculty staffing patterns, and advises Provost on allocation of faculty positions
  • Oversees Academic Employee Relations for faculty and academic employees status disputes, contract grievances, disciplines, negotiations of settlement, and layoff of academic personnel
  • Reviews recommendations on personnel actions for approval by the Provost
  • Oversees recruitment of faculty unit employees and academic administrators
  • Oversees Faculty Affairs budget related to faculty, salaries, recruitment, travel, professional development, etc.
  • Oversees the implementation of policies and procedures for evaluation of faculty employees, including: performance reviews for reappointment, tenure, and promotion; evaluations of temporary, probationary, and tenured faculty; compensation for faculty unit employees, including lecturers
  • Conducts workshops for faculty unit employees and appropriate administrators on recruitment, the reappointment, tenure and promotion process, retirement, department chair leadership, and other personnel processes, as appropriate
  • Oversees procedures for the student course evaluation process and participates in recommending changes to the evaluation process
  • Oversees the Faculty Handbook, the Faculty Affairs website, and other resources, as appropriate
  • Ensures compliance with the collective bargaining agreement
  • Oversees personnel procedures for faculty unit employees, including, but not limited to: appointment, evaluation, personnel files, paid and unpaid leaves (sabbatical, difference-in-pay , professional and personal leaves, sick leave and maternity/paternity leaves), including exercising delegated authority to grant, deny, or defer such leaves, additional employment, outside employment , and faculty retirement programs (Faculty Early Retirement Program and Pre-retirement)
  • Participates in Faculty Governance as it relates to faculty personnel policies
  • Coordinates other projects as assigned by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Supervises the Director of Faculty Affairs and the Director of Faculty Development
  • Supervises maintenance of academic personnel records


Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent.  Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and take this training every other year thereafter.


Because of the nature of this position, the university requires that the successful candidate complete a felony convictions record check prior to assuming this position.


General Information

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment.  Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.

How to apply:

Appointment is effective on or about January 1, 2015.  Review of applications to begin on September 25, 2014. Position open until filled. An official transcript from institution awarding highest degree, and a signed SC-I form will be requested of finalists.  To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit the following documents electronically to Code:  CSULB AVPFA:  a letter of application addressing Minimum Qualifications and Desired/Preferred Qualifications, academic resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. 

Sharon Tanabe, Partner & Emy Peña, Principal

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106

Monterey Park, CA  91754

For a confidential inquiry or nomination contact either Ms. Tanabe or Ms. Peña at (323) 260-5040.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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