The University of North Dakota Office of the Provost invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. The VPFA will begin service between as early as January 2023 but not later than July 2023.
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA) provides leadership and vision for all aspects of the faculty experience at the University of North Dakota (UND), and works to build an ecosystem of faculty excellence, opportunity, achievement, shared governance, inclusion, and support at the institution. The VPFA oversees all aspects of faculty life at UND, including faculty hiring and onboarding, tenure and promotion policy and processes, post-tenure review processes and policy, faculty professional development, administrative coaching and leadership training, policy development and implementation related to faculty affairs initiatives, and all issues related to academic personnel, including managing the faculty grievance processes and working to resolve faculty issues as they arise.
The VPFA also provides leadership and administrative oversight, in collaboration with Human Resources, to faculty award and recognition initiatives at the university level, to retirement, Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP), and Leave of Absence (LOA) efforts, and to faculty recruiting, orientation, and onboarding initiatives, including providing vision and leadership for junior faculty mentoring initiatives in cooperation with the membership of the Dean’s Council and the Vice Provost for Strategic Programming and Special Initiatives (VPSPI). The VPFA, under the direction of the provost and in collaboration with Human Resources, provides administrative support to endowed chair and executive leadership searches, as well as leads the Chairs Council and establishes onboarding, training, and ongoing professional development for new academic administrators at UND, in partnership with the VPSPI. The VPFA works to build a dynamic, diverse, and accomplished faculty at the university, and in so doing works directly to enhance and grow the reputation and standing of the University of North Dakota within the state, the region, and the nation.
Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, the University of North Dakota gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 521-acre campus, the state’s largest, which has emerged as a leader in engineering, medicine, aviation, space, and unmanned aircraft systems. Located in Grand Forks, ND, a vibrant college town of 62,000 residents, UND has a student enrollment of 13,772 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Its Carnegie classification is RU H (Research Universities—High Activity).
The UND VPFA Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received by August 19, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.
Applications must include:
Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format or Microsoft Word) to: UNDVPFA@agbsearch.com
All applications and nominations will be handled in complete confidence.
Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the consultants through an initial email contact to discuss this opportunity.
Sally Mason, Executive Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org / (765) 414-0299
Garry W. Owens, Executive Search Consultant, email@example.com / (806) 239-3049
Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process should contact:
Michele Carroll, Executive Assistant to the Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org / (701) 777-3046