Assistant/Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs-Faculty Development

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of The President
Provost - Office of Faculty Affairs
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs-Faculty Development (AVPFA-FD). Penn State is the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with the University Park campus as its administrative hub, 23 other campuses located throughout the state, and its online World Campus. Penn State has approximately 6400 full-time tenure and non-tenure-line faculty members, and enrolls close to 100,000 students. Penn State’s Office of Faculty Affairs is committed to the recruitment, promotion, and professional development of faculty and academic leaders at Penn State, and is seeking to hire an AVPFA-FD with a focus on faculty development. This new position is charged with reconceptualizing and expanding the scope and impact of faculty development at Penn State. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, who reports directly to the Executive Vice-President and Provost. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position. The successful candidate will develop and implement a strategic vision for faculty development at Penn State and provide leadership in programming that supports faculty from recruitment to retirement. The AVPFA-FD will be responsible for creating, managing, and delivering a range of programs for faculty and academic leaders that enhance excellence at Penn State. The AVPFA-FD will be responsible for evaluation of program effectiveness and for periodically assessing faculty and leadership development needs campus-wide. Initial areas emphasis will likely include new faculty onboarding, implementation of a university-wide mentoring program, training new administrators, and enhancing the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. To achieve these goals, the AVPFA-FD will collaborate with faculty and administrators and engage in regular interaction with high-level academic and administrative leaders at Penn State. The AVPFA-FD will also collaborate with similar high-level counterparts at peer institutions. This position also networks with national peers and the Big Ten Academic Alliance to identify and outline best practices for faculty development programming. The AVPFA-FD will serve as one of the primary sources of faculty support within the Office of Faculty Affairs and thus must be skilled at interacting with faculty and knowledgeable about the challenges that they face on a regular basis. Required qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree; experience as a tenure-line faculty member, including work as a scholar, graduate student mentor, and instructor utilizing a range of instructional formats; demonstrated ability and experience with the design, delivery, and assessment of programs and workshops to a wide range of participants; proven track record of successful collaboration across organizational boundaries and with diverse groups planning, establishing and maintaining programs that add value to an institution; training or success in recruiting and retaining faculty members from underrepresented populations; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; strong project management and organizational ability including a strong ability to manage competing priorities; demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills, including the ability to develop new ideas and look for ways to continually improve services; demonstrated commitment to fostering and advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of best practices in adult learning, organization development, human resource development, curriculum development, and/or program assessment; experience as an academic administrator, especially at or above the rank of assistant/associate department head; experience working in a university similar in size and complexity to Penn State; experience identifying federal and other sources of grant funding in support of faculty development efforts. To apply, send (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references) via the University’s employment web site. Please send any questions to Chair of the Search Committee for the Assistant/Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs-Faculty Development at Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will be posted until filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Final candidate(s) for the position will be required to complete a full background check process including education, employment, and criminal as appropriate. To review the Penn State Annual Security Report, please go to; a hard copy is available on request. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088