Monday, July 25, 2011

California State at Los Angeles seeks an assistant veep for academic affairs

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California State University, Los Angeles,, is now searching for an Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs -- Academic Personnel. I have attached a position description. Please feel free to share the information with anyone who might be interested in applying. All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Susie Varela, 323-343-3691, in Human Resources Management.

Margaret Merryfield
Senior Director, Academic Human Resources
CSU Office of the Chancellor

Position description:

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs – Academic Personnel
California State University, Los Angeles

The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs – Academic Personnel (AVPAA/AP) has primary responsibility for all matters within the Division of Academic Affairs related to faculty personnel and student employees. These responsibilities include: faculty personnel and salary matters; labor relations; and, recommending and implementing University policies. The AVPAA/AP reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). The duties are executed in consultation with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Management (AVPHRM), the campus designee for employee relations.

The AVPAA/AP provides support to the Provost and the campus in faculty personnel matters including recruitment, appointment, evaluation, retention, conferral of tenure and promotion, and post-tenure review. The AVPAA/AP provides training to various campus constituents on implementation of policies and practices related to faculty employment, including Appointment Retention Tenure Promotion (ARTP) committees, faculty candidates, staff, department chairs, College Deans, the University Librarian and appropriate managers in the Division of Student Affairs. The AVPAA/AP is responsible for keeping current all campus policies and procedures pertaining to academic personnel matters in compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), systemwide regulations, executive orders, campus policies and other governing laws and policies. The AVPAA/AP, in consultation with the AVPHRM, serves as the liaison to the Chancellor’s Office on matters concerning academic personnel. In addition, the AVPAA/AP manages the Grade Appeal/Academic Grievance process, working closely with the University Academic Appeals Board.

The AVPAA/AP provides leadership, within the Division of Academic Affairs, in the implementation of all academic employees CBAs including Unit 3, California Faculty Association (CFA); Unit 11, The United Auto Workers, which includes graduate assistants, teaching associates and instructional student assistants; Unit 13, CSU Employee Union (CSUEU); and, English Language Program instructors. The AVPAA/AP is responsible for handling grievance investigations, labor relations matters, and disciplinary actions for the University. The AVPAA/AP, in consultation with the AVPHRM, works with the local CFA chapter on interpretation and implementation of the union contract with the faculty. The AVPAA/AP conducts Level I hearings and coordinates the statutory hearing process for faculty grievances under the CBA. The AVPAA/AP coordinates implementation of Sabbatical Leave procedures, the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP), and other faculty personnel and salary programs outlined in the CBA.

The AVPAA/AP serves as Executive Secretary to the Faculty Policy Committee (FPC) of the Academic Senate. In addition, the AVPAA/AP serves to connect executive leadership with the full range of Academic Senate activities and coordinates information with other administrators serving as Executive Secretaries to Academic Senate committees and subcommittees. The AVPAA/AP works with the Provost on broad policy and strategy matters for Academic Affairs, consulting and engaging with the Academic Senate, Academic Affairs and other management teams, as appropriate.

The AVPAA/AF oversees faculty development entitlement programs and the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, which includes academic instructional technology support services.

The AVPAA/AP, as appropriate, consults with the President, campus management, the Chancellor’s Office, and with University Counsel. The AVPAA/AP performs other duties as assigned.

• An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited college, school or university.
• Verified background and qualifications as a tenured full professor in a department within a College.
• Demonstrated significant and successful administrative experience, inclusive of collective bargaining; and, proven leadership ability which may include service as department, program, and/or division chair in a university setting.
• The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.
• Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated interest or experience in faculty development.

Inquiries should be directed to Susie Varela, Human Resources Management, at 323-343-3691, or

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