Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Vice President for Scholarship & Faculty Development reports to the Associate Vice President for Engaged Learning and oversees university programs in support of research and related scholarly activity; faculty development support, sponsored programs, and key engaged learning programs and initiatives. This position will serve as the university's chief research officer and will coordinate with deans, department chairs, and related units across campus in providing leadership in advancing the university's teaching and scholarly priorities.
This position oversees and advances university programming in undergraduate and graduate research and related scholarly activities including, oversight of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, the Institutional Review Board, university-wide undergraduate research programs, the Office of Academic Research Support, the Scholarly and Creative Activities Council, and the Grants for Engaged Learning (GEL) program as well as other related university initiatives and activities.
Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate preferred, plus extensive relevant academic administrative experience, preferably at the medium-to-large public college or university, with a demonstrated pattern of success and extensive experience in higher education research and publication, and college or university level teaching.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of:
1) specific duties and responsibilities of departments and functions within the scope of scholarly activities, programs, and services as defined by Utah Valley University
2) principles and techniques of public speaking and public relations
3) working within a state and local governance context
4) budget development and budget oversight and control.
Current knowledge of specific duties and responsibilities of departments and functions within the scope of faculty development, undergraduate and graduate research, grants management within an academic setting, engaged teaching and learning, institutional review boards, and other relevant areas.
Skills: Strong leadership, management, communication, and organizational skills. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities; exercise effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision making skills.
Abilities: Ability to effectively represent a complex institution in a variety of public settings with confidence and integrity; and work effectively and efficiently within a shared governance environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.