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Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs (A38)
Company: Azusa Pacific University
Location: Azusa, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/19/2021
Expire Date: 12/19/2021
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs (A38)
Position Tracking Number: A38
School/College: Office of the Provost
Department: Faculty Affairs
Location: Azusa

About APU:
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APUís high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Description:
The Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs (APFA) reports to the Provost and directly assists and advises the Provost in carrying out responsibilities relative to faculty roles and responsibilities. Specifically, the APFA facilitates and manages the faculty evaluation processes of the University and oversees the mission and work of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA). Additionally, the APFA works collaboratively with faculty governance to ensure fair and equitable policies around the hiring, retention, advancement, and leadership development of faculty. This position closely collaborates with Deans, Chairs, faculty, and other academic leaders to ensure faculty thrive as teachers, scholars, leaders, and colleagues in a stimulating and inclusive academic environment. The position also has responsibility for collaborating with the Senior Associate Provost of Operations and Strategic Planning on actualizing the Academic Affairs portion of the university strategic plan.

Responsibilities:
Cultivate a campus culture that supports, honors, and rewards the achievements, faith integration, and creativity of a diverse faculty
Oversee policies which promote diversity and equity as they relate to the recruitment, appointment, orientation, evaluation, advancement, retention, recognition, and compensation of academic appointees in accordance with University policies, procedures, and best practices
Guide faculty to programs and resources for innovative teaching strategies and technologies, with a focus on inclusive excellence
Ensure that faculty are nurtured throughout the career lifespan through mentorship and leadership development programs
Ensure that new faculty and adjunct faculty are equipped with resources and programs for effective inclusive pedagogy, faith integration, and teaching with technology
Create systems that encourage collaboration and service among faculty and their campus partners, offering access to supportive resources and personnel, and fostering a sense of belonging
Leads assessment efforts which promote, retain, and advance efforts for student-centered learning, particularly for at-risk and marginalized populations in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and schools/colleges
Partner with faculty governance to create academic policies and practices that support faculty thriving and student learning
Serve as the Provostís representative in and with the Faculty Senate
Provide opportunities for the professional and leadership development of deans, department chairs, and program directors on themes important to their success
Engage in problem-solving with academic leaders and faculty to manage conflict and reduce potential liability
Oversee the performance management systems of all academic positions
Manage the annual revisions of the Faculty Handbook
Oversee the faculty and staff reporting to the APFA by conducting annual reviews, working with schools/colleges in which CTLA faculty teach, and create an efficient office for meeting the needs of faculty across campus
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university

Qualifications:
Doctoral Degree required
5-7 years of higher education administration experience minimum

Experience:
The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader who has held progressively responsible administrative roles in an academic setting. They will have demonstrated a record of ethical, fair, and innovative leadership, with excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and respect for shared governance. Required credentials are an earned terminal degree in the candidateís field, with a strong record of scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate demonstrates a vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission of Azusa Pacific University. (All employees are required to sign a ďStatement of Faith,Ē available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe, and to adhere to the policies outlined in the Employee Handbook.)

Workload: Full-time position.

Hire Date: Open until filled.

Mental Demands:
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

Additional Information:
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Procedures:

In addition the the standard application, CV and essay responses please also submit the following:
Letter of Interest.
Diversity Statement: Please include a statement (not to exceed two pages) that explains the candidate's background, research, work experience and commitment to equity and inclusion work, especially as it is connected to APU's MSI status, open enrollment policies, and the attendant role.

To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/...
Company Description:
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of Americaís Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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