California State University, Los Angeles — Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator IV position.

The University:  California State University, Los Angeles, under the leadership of President William A. Covino, is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.

The Position:  Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (“AVP”) serves as a member of the Provost’s senior administrative team to provide leadership for initiatives within the division of Academic Affairs. The AVP understands the mission of the university and the role of Faculty Affairs within that mission. The AVP oversees implementation of all faculty personnel processes, policies, and procedures; provides counsel and advice to the Provost on all faculty personnel matters; and provides leadership to development new faculty personnel policies and procedures for the campus.  The AVP has primary oversight and responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing academic personnel matters related to faculty and senior academic affairs administrators; coordinates the recruitment, appointment, and mentoring of faculty; coordinates the retention, tenure, and promotion process for tenure-track faculty; interprets and ensures compliance of the faculty and the Academic Student Employee (ASE) collective bargaining agreements; facilitates informal resolution of faculty complaints; processes faculty formal contract grievances, faculty status disputes, settlement negotiations and disciplinary actions; advises the Provost on faculty and ASE labor relations matters; provides training to faculty, staff, chairs, and deans on faculty personnel matters; serves as a member of the Faculty Policy Committee; participates in Faculty Governance related to faculty personnel policies; supports the orientation of new faculty to campus and university life; and on behalf of the Provost, serves as the Executive Secretary of the University Academic Appeals Board and in this role, manages the formal student grade appeal process. Manages the implementation of appointment and compensation changes for faculty and ASEs; coordinates the scheduling of sabbaticals and other leaves; maintains faculty database records; serves as the University contact with Emeritus faculty; directs the revisions and updating of faculty search manuals/training; oversees procedures and provides recommendations to the student course evaluation process; serves as liaison on faculty personnel matters to the Chancellor’s Office and other CSU campuses; works closely with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and the Director of Equity and Diversity on faculty personnel matters; provides leadership in helping the University achieve its equity, and diversity and inclusion initiatives; and assumes other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Required Qualifications and Experience: Doctorate degree from an accredited four year college or university in a discipline appropriate to the applicant’s academic field of expertise; knowledge in the broad spectrum of activities that relate to faculty personnel processes; knowledge and expertise in the area of faculty development and department chair leadership; successful university teaching experience and a record of research, scholarship and creative activity sufficient to merit appointment as a tenured full professor; four years of successful administrative experience at or above the level of department chair or equivalent; experience in academic personnel administration, policies, and procedures in a collective bargaining environment; demonstrated ability to act decisively under stressful situations; and ability and interest to work and communicate effectively in a highly diverse multicultural/multiethnic environment.  A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Desired Qualifications:  Five years of successful administrative experience at the college and/or university level; ability to provide leadership and to work collaboratively university-wide to support the mission of the University; ability to successfully provide leadership and function effectively on the Provost’s senior leadership team; and demonstrated ability to: successfully recruit and mentor faculty; work successfully with faculty governance; and supervise and manage office personnel successfully.

To access the complete position description, please select:  Associate Vice President for Faulty Affairs (

Compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment:  The Administrator IV appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State LA employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting.  The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

To obtain employment information for the impaired call:
TDD Line (323) 343-3670