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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

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Position Title Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Posting Number F1700026
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

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Position Summary

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York (SUNY) seeks an Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Reporting directly to the Dean, this faculty position works closely with the five Department Chairs, and is responsibilities for:

- Promotion and Tenure: Coordinating the school’s promotion (ladder and non-ladder) and tenure process;
- Professional Development and Mentoring: Assisting Chairs and faculty with issues associated with development and retention, acting as a reference in the area of mentoring;
- Recruitment and Orientation: Assisting Chairs with strategies to recruit faculty, and, along with UB’s Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, assisting with the orienting of all new faculty;
- Policy and Governance: Responsible for the oversight of the school’s faculty bylaws and drafting governance documents. Ensuring compliance with university’s policies and procedures;
- Diversity: Partnering with the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to develop proactive strategies for enhancing faculty diversity;
- Awards and Recognition: Seeking and facilitating the nomination process for faculty awards.
- Special projects: As assigned by the Dean in support of the School of Public Health and Health Professions

The successful candidate will be assigned a “home department” in one of the five academic departments in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, based on fit with the faculty member’s area of expertise. The expectation is to serve approximately half time as Associate Dean and half time with an active program of research and/or contributing to a department’s education and service missions.

This position was previously posted as posting number 1700026.

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Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in a discipline that fits within the School of Public Health and Health Professions; Academic credentials that qualify the applicant for tenure and rank of Associate or Full Professor; A record of teaching and educational excellence; Demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding; History of mentorship and leadership that promote an inclusive environment and diversity is essential.

We seek a team player, willing to work in various levels of the organization, with the energy and focus to improve both the school and university.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful experience in administrative leadership in academia or in a comparable position in a leading, nonacademic institution. Experience in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, as well as team-building, supervision, and support for professional development. Evidence of effective community involvement, outreach, leadership, and demonstrated ability to forge partnerships and build productive relationships.

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Contact Information

Contact's Name R. Lorraine Collins, Ph.D.
Contact's Title Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-829-6951

Posting Dates

Posted 01/09/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be Filled

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents