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Senior Faculty Fellow, Provost Initiatives (UA Internal Only)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Senior Faculty Fellow, Provost Initiatives (UA Internal Only)
Department Office of Academic Affairs (9902)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Senior Faculty Fellow will provide leadership on planning, review, and development of special projects associated with preparation for the Higher Learning Commission self-study and site visit. The Senior Faculty Fellow will report to and work closely with the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and the Executive Director for Academic and Curricular Affairs to review current processes and practices that relate to assumed practices and core criteria of the HLC Assurance Argument (self-study). This is a part-time position that will begin early Spring 2018 and may continue through Spring 2020. The submission of the Assurance Argument will be due summer 2020 with the HLC site visit scheduled for December 2020.

This part-time appointment is intended to permit the faculty member to stay engaged in scholarship and teaching in his/her home department, with a modified workload to accommodate the work in the Provost Office. The successful candidate will receive the additional title of Senior Faculty Fellow for Provost Initiatives, stipend added to the base salary, and additional funds that can be used for operations, such as travel, conferences, dues, or subscriptions OR can be used to hire adjuncts or TAs. The funds will be transferred to the department.

Duties & Responsibilities

Major areas of focus for this position will include assistance with the following:
• review of instructional faculty qualifications and online instructional faculty training and certification;
• development and adoption of an electronic syllabus template to be used for all courses;
• generate a course syllabus handbook for faculty;
• creation of a syllabus repository;
• review of learning outcomes for all courses and assessment plans, activities, and outcomes for all academic programs;
• review of course syllabi to ensure compliance with credit hour requirements, differentiation of graduate and undergraduate course requirements, and learning outcomes in co-convened courses and equivalent courses across instructional modalities and teaching locations;
• assist with assembling documents for the Assurance Argument;
• help craft communication plans/newsletters to disseminate accreditation information to campus;
• attend the Higher Learning Commission Conference;
• other duties as assigned; and
• supervise 10-12 HLC Faculty Associates from the colleges who will help faculty and department heads with duties outlined above.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• Faculty position at UA (TTE or Career Track) with 3 years teaching experience.
• Familiarity with course and academic program assessment best practices.
• Ph.D. or ED.D. degree.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with teaching face-to-face and online courses

Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE Vary
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week Vary
Benefits Eligible
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21260
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees Yes
Contact Information for Candidates

Nina Bates

Open Date 12/22/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/10/2018
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D. or ED.D. degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently on University of Arizona payroll (student worker and employee positions) or in an official lay-off status with the University of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents