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Associate Director, Faculty Programs

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Faculty Development

Posting Number: req17434

Department: Offc of the Prov-Faculty Affrs

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona seeks a qualified applicant for the position of Associate Director, Faculty Programs for our Tucson area location. Responsibilities include: Identify and implement best practices for faculty on-boarding and mentoring programs using the knowledge of Quantitative Analysis; Mentoring Programs; Inclusive Practices, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Current Higher Education Strategies and Educational Policy and Practice. In addition, Serves as an instructor by teaching courses with the Science Department which includes creating and designing course plans and lessons to teach students in the STEM field to explore topics at the nexus of leadership, diversity, and opportunities within STEM careers. The position requires a PhD in Higher Education, or foreign equivalent and one (1) year experience in Higher Education. This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop programs for new faculty, faculty mentors and administrators to improve productivity and retention
  • Consult with campus faculty groups to support their efforts
  • Consult with leaders of research, teaching and other support units on possible collaborations with faculty affairs
  • Participate in planning related to issues of equity and inclusive excellence in areas of faculty recruitment, promotion, and retention
  • Assist with review of climate surveys and preparing materials to share and discuss with faculty and administrative leaders
  • Develop, deliver and report on faculty exit surveys, with follow-up interviews of faculty reporting concerns about inclusion and other issues
  • Research peers and national trends to assess opportunities and needs for improving faculty, including those from underrepresented groups and provide reports to University Administrators
  • Assist with development of materials for new faculty orientation
  • Worked with University Communications to develop stories focused on faculty recognition as well as faculty concerns
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Exceptional communication with diverse campus
  • Excellent collaborative and team development skills
  • High quality writing and editorial skills
  • Strong ability to foster positive and productive relationships with faculty and administrative leaders
  • Demonstrated competency in independently leading and organizing programs in higher ed settings

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in Higher Education, Education Administration, Educational Policy, Sociology, Psychology, or related field. 
  • One (1) year experience in Higher Education.
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative datasets
  • Experience with preparing data reports to share with diverse constituencies
  • Experience in working well with collaborative teams of interdisciplinary faculty
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $103,480

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Academic Affairs

Job Function

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Andrea Romero (

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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