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Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations for and applications from individuals interested in assuming an exciting leadership opportunity as Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs provides strategic and operational leadership in overseeing the university’s faculty, thereby building and strengthening the academic mission and infrastructure for VCU. This position includes oversight for the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention, which is responsible for providing leadership for faculty recruitment and retention programs and services; supporting the university’s continuing commitment to enhance a culture of equity and inclusion; and hiring and retaining a diverse and talented faculty. The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and faculty development initiatives within the faculty success area are key components of the SVPFA’s responsibilities. 

The chief responsibilities of this position will include working closely with the VCU faculty peer mentoring program, overseeing the leadership and department chair professional development, coordinating with equity and access services, collaborating with the Office of Integrity and Compliance and the University Ombudsperson on faculty-related conflicts and disputes and overseeing the faculty fellow program to provide opportunities for professional development for mid-level faculty.

Search committee chair
David Sarrett, D.M.D., Dean, School of Dentistry and associate vice president for health sciences – faculty affairs
Search committee members
Holly Alford, Director of diversity, School of the Arts
Kathleen Blankenship, Human resources administrator, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Timothy Davey, Ph.D., Interim dean and associate professor, School of Social Work
Jill Gordon, Ph.D., Associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Enoch Hale, Ph.D., Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Sally Hunnicutt, Ph.D, Associate chair and associate professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Humanities and Sciences
Elvin Price, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy
Faye Prichard, Director of writing, assessment and evaluation, VCU Honors College
Elizabeth Ripley, M.D., Interim senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professor, School of Medicine, VCU clinical research compliance officer
Donald Young, Ph.D., Associate dean for finance and administration and professor, VCU Life Sciences
Search ex officio members
Emily Avesian, Talent acquisition partner, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation
Beth Marcus, Executive administrative assistant

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.