Vice Provost for Faculty Success (Administrator IV)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Vice Provost for Faculty Success

Administrator IV


Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:55 p.m.

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

The Vice Provost for Faculty Success is a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team and serves as the principal
faculty development manager in the Division of Academic Affairs. In this role, the Vice Provost for Faculty Success will help manage initiatives, priorities, and day-to-day operations of the Provost’s Office. In collaboration with Deans, and Faculty Senate, they will improve faculty development processes. They will provide guidance to leadership to ensure planning aligns with the priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan. The Vice Provost for Faculty Success oversees the Office of Faculty Advancement and its team of academic professionals and collaborates with Human Resources and academic units. Additionally, this position has oversight responsibility for appointment, retention, tenure and promotion of faculty, faculty and chair development, and the Center for Teaching & Learning. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs will have a dotted line reporting relationship to the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
as well as work closely with the head of the Anchor Unit.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $9,167.00 to $27,500.00 per month

Hiring Range:  $9,167.00 to $15,334 per month

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (at-will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:   12 month

Work Hours: 8am to 5pm; other hours as required/needed

Department Information 

Academic Affairs provides leadership to the academic and educational activity of the University, including: the seven Academic Colleges, University Library, and the College of Continuing Education.

The Office of Academic Affairs remains focused on the major elements of Sacramento State’s mission – access, diversity, quality, and the fullest university experience for our students.

Required Qualifications 

1. Five years of leadership experience in a university, or equivalent.
2. Possession of a terminal degree and additional academic qualifications that would merit appointment as a tenured faculty member (e.g., publication and teaching record) or equivalent in a discipline represented in the University.
3. Recent and demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
4. Demonstrated experience with hiring practice that promote a diverse and inclusive learning environment;
5. Experience with and knowledge of, basic faculty personnel transactions (e.g., recruitment & appointments, Review/Tenure/Promotion (RTP) leaves, etc.).
6. Knowledge and experience in the area of faculty professional development.
7. Extensive experience with shared governance and collective bargaining.
8. Experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary programs and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Demonstrated commitment to and experience with:
9. Providing leadership and work collegially and collaboratively to meet the mission/goals of the University;
10. Excellence in teaching and learning
11. Both undergraduate and graduate education;
12. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills;
13. Managing a unionized workforce, subject to collective bargaining agreements;
14. Faculty policy development and its relationship to a Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
15. Handling sensitive personnel issues with confidentiality.
16. Excellent organization and time management skills.
17. Promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, and disability.
18. Leadership acumen, including effective communications across boundaries, the ability to lead high functioning teams, and strong analytical skills including the ability to link evidence with desired outcomes required.


- Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications 

19. Experience with and a commitment to a Liberal Arts education;
20. Knowledge of the California State University System policies;

21. Ability to represent the Provost effectively with senior management and with groups of faculty and students;
22. Ability to create and maintain strong relationships within a multi-dimensional environment;
23. Utmost discretion in dealing with confidential information.
24. Demonstrated understanding of personnel-related laws like Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Whistleblower, and Conflict of Interest, Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), Title VII, Title IX, etc.

Required Licenses/Certifications 


Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, Cover Letter, Diversity Statement

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity  
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification  
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Conflict of Interest:

The duties of this position 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 when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

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