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Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

California State University - Fresno
paid holidays, remote work
United States, California, Fresno
December 10, 2023


Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Job No: 530014
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Fresno
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
(Administrator III)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $13,333 to $15,833 per month

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found .

Job Summary

The Associate Vice President (AVP) for Faculty Affairs is a member of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team and reports directly to the Provost. The AVP supports the mission of the University and the excellence of its faculty and is responsible for all academic personnel matters. This is an at-will Management (MPP) position and may retain academic retreat rights to a faculty appointment.

Key Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in institutional planning, budgeting, management, and organizational processes.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective leadership, motivation and performance evaluation.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills with a commitment to excellent customer service and positive user experiences.
  • Ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
  • Extensive experience with, and appreciation for, shared governance and collective bargaining.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of basic faculty personnel transactions (e.g., recruitments & appointments, RTP, leaves, etc.).
  • Good working knowledge of faculty policy development and its relationship to Collective Bargaining.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with ability to engage with different levels and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to facilitate group participation, consensus building and foster employee development through coaching, counseling, and training.


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience
  • Doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution.
  • Five years of management experience equivalent to a dean, associate dean, department chair, or administrative equivalent.
  • Have attained rank of full Professor with tenure or hold the appropriate academic credentials that would qualify them for a tenured full Professor appointment at Fresno State.


Department Summary

The Office of Faculty Affairs serves and advises faculty and administration on all matters relating to academic personnel. This includes but is not limited to, appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, leaves, and grievances. This office is designated to handle all matters related to Unit 3 (Faculty) and Unit 11 (Academic Student Employees).

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success." These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be.

Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by August 31, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resume/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions may be sent to .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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