Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for an Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs to provide guidance and support to senior administrators and faculty on matters that impact faculty roles and responsibilities. Supports all faculty business processes. Supports the VP for Academic Affairs in managing faculty specific policy, procedures and guidelines.  We seek an individual who is committed to the mission and vision of the University, who has a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, service to students, and a sense of community.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


  • Faculty administration/record keeping and support in key internal systems and databases
  • Manages all faculty business processes, such as re-appointment, promotion and tenure, credentialing, office assignments, etc.
  • Interpretation of Faculty Handbook on faculty matters
  • Scheduling and support for faculty tenure and reviews
  • Provides policy guidance as needed on faculty roles and responsibilities
  • Acts as an impartial intermediary for faculty on professional matters
  • Work with Faculty Senate and represent the VPAA to university committees involving administrative oversight of faculty matters as requested
  • Supports operational aspects pertaining to faculty and academic matters including the academic catalog, calendar, and graduation ceremonies.
  • Provides leadership in faculty and academic staff development by designing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive program to assist faculty and staff at all stages of their careers.
  • Plays a key role in the orientation of new faculty members to the university
  • Oversees faculty academic awards
  • Promotes effective Academic Affairs communication and intra-institutional collaborations
  • Active communication and coordination with central Human Resources department to facilitate matters related to faculty relations.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates should have:

  • Wide ranging academic administration experience at a mid to larger sized university, to include experience such as associate dean, department chair, or director of a major academic program;
  • A terminal degree in a field of professional qualification;
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flawless attention to detail, follow-up and process management;
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, deans, and administrators in units across campus; able to build consensus;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changes, challenges and opportunities facing faculty in American higher education
  • Personal attributes that include adaptability, flexibility, perseverance, and positive outlook
  • Proven experience of working successfully in a multicultural environment.


All applications must be submitted through our online application system. Applications materials should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic Affairs
  • Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
  • new programs
  • diversity
  • Faculty relations
  • Faculty Development/Affairs
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter