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Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Advancement
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2024
Title Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Advancement
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
The College of Public Health has established an Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Advancement administrative position to provide expertise to further the goals of the college through developing and guiding personnel. The Associate Dean will be a key member of the Dean’s senior administrative team who will have oversight for personnel-related activities and will work with management to provide services to faculty and staff. The Associate Dean will oversee personnel development and management, quality assessment and improvement, support for the faculty and staff, and facilitate a culture of community and belonging. The Associate Dean will function in the College of Public Health as a full-time faculty member at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure. Teaching, research, and service activities will be negotiated with the appropriate department chair in consultation with the Dean in balance with the duties required for the administrative role.

The Associate Dean will be expected to:
  • Advance an impactful vision for faculty and staff advancement within CPH
    • Develop, communicate, and assess the creative vision for CPH’s faculty and staff support endeavors
    • Articulate clear strategies for faculty and staff advancement
    • Conduct periodic assessment of professional developmental needs to provide appropriate guidance and support
    • Build opportunities for leadership and other training and mentoring programs
    • Collaborate with the Office of the Dean to develop financial projections for planning and implementation purposes
  • Engage with partners to establish a culture of mutual accountability and recognition
    • Addresses faculty and staff issues and concerns when not resolved at the supervisor level and prior to the Dean level.
    • Partner with CPH and UK Marketing/Public Relations teams to enhance internal communications, including deadlines, awards, and accomplishments.
    • Coordinate and oversee the college level faculty orientation, welcome, and review/promotion processes, protocols, and programs.
    • Coordinate and oversee the staff orientation, welcome, and review processes.
    • Lead faculty and staff professional development initiatives
    • Develop and coordinate CPH’s nomination process for university-level faculty and staff awards and recognition
    • Collaborate with CPH units to establish/assess minimum normative expectations associated with faculty productivity
  • Develop a dynamic faculty and staff workforce within CPH
    • Serve as liaison between CPH and UK Office for Faculty Advancement
    • Develop strategies to promote retaining and recruiting faculty and staff, including working with both the Office of Faculty Advancement and UK Human Resources on processes for recruitment, hiring, retention, and retirement
    • Advise the Office of the Dean on offer development and start-up/recruitment packages and salary raise programs for faculty
    • Collaborate with CPH units to formulate annual and long-term faculty and staff hiring plans
    • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures related to faculty recruitment and retention
    • Provide leadership related to personnel matters
    • Conduct exit interviews with faculty and staff members
    • Oversee faculty promotion and/or tenure and 2-/4- year review processes
  • Foster a network of supportive resources consistent with faculty and staff excellence
    • Serve as an advocate for faculty and staff
    • Provide consultation to supervisors to ensure compliance with college/university policies and procedures.
    • Ensure faculty and their department chairs and centers are aware of institutional policies, procedures, and best practices for academic advancement (including annual reviews, tenure, and promotion) and accreditation.
    • Serve as an impartial resource and mentor available to college faculty and staff to explore professional opportunities, discuss concerns, and provide and identify resources.
    • Procure and manage resources - financial and otherwise - to promote faculty and staff capacity (including incentive programs, etc.)
    • Support an infrastructure consistent with developing strong networks between CPH faculty and staff, and external partners
    • Collaborate to conceptualize faculty and staff wellbeing initiatives.
    • Cultivate an inclusive environment consistent with CPH’s efforts

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