University of the Pacific — Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

The University of the Pacific invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (“VPFA”). The position reports to the Provost and provides leadership in the recruitment, development and retention of faculty.

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 areas of study in nine schools and colleges, including 25 graduate programs and 10 accelerated programs. The university’s distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, education, business, public policy and data science. Undergraduates make up more than half of the total University population, with more than 3,800 undergraduates and more than 1,150 graduate and professional students enrolled for the current academic year.

The VPFA works closely with faculty to enhance opportunities for professional development, support and retain a diverse faculty, oversee promotion and tenure processes, and work to enhance work climate. The VPFA must build strong working relationships with deans and department chairs, and regularly advise on matters of faculty policy, grievances and other elements important to faculty at University of the Pacific. The VPFA must understand how to successfully navigate complex issues with sensitivity, maturity and creativity.

The VPFA is charged with improving the academic work environment for faculty in order to facilitate innovative and collaborative approaches for teaching, scholarship and service. The VPFA will support faculty success by providing oversight and development of new faculty orientation, mentoring initiatives, leadership development, and other faculty development initiatives. The VPFA will work closely with the Assistant Provost for Diversity in order to improve the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, support faculty from historically underrepresented groups and support an environment of inclusive excellence. The VPFA will facilitate faculty grievance processes and works with faculty to informally resolve conflicts and issues. The VPFA will also develop, implement and evaluate programs to recognize and celebrate faculty achievements.


  • Earned doctorate (or terminal degree) from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum ten (10) years teaching experience at the college/university level. Preference may be given to those who have earned the rank of Full Professor.
  • Minimum five (5) years of successful upper level administrative or leadership experience at a college or university.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to academic and personnel issues affecting a wide range of constituencies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of high quality teaching and learning at undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Knowledge of good practices in faculty development for effective research and teaching.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of organizational initiatives.
  • A record of commitment of advancing diversity, inclusion and equity and skill in working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent interpersonal and leadership skills in support of strategic vision, partnering with academic and administrative leaders, and effective problem solving and negotiation.
  • Excellent leadership qualities such as professional ethics, flexibility integrity and interpersonal and collegial consensus-building skills.
  • Strong record of teaching, scholarship and scholarly service.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position, and a list of three professional references. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner or
Emy Peña, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “UoP-VPFA” in subject line