Director of Faculty Affairs - Office of the Provost

Washington D.C.
Sep 15, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Director of Faculty Affairs - Office of the Provost

The Director of Faculty Affairs has overall responsibility for faculty academic appointments, including the operation of all normal Main Campus faculty business processes including appointments, leaves/sabbaticals, rank & tenure, and retirements.  S/he oversees the fiscal and personnel management of staff in faculty affairs (Academic Appointments); manages policies and procedures related to faculty appointments for Faculty; and assists the Vice Provost for Faculty on other tasks and Special Projects that may include data collection, research, and analysis.  Reporting to the Vice Provost for Faculty, the Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Academic Appointments

  • Works with staff to process documents/letters related to hiring and initial appointment, reappointment, leaves and sabbaticals.
  • Ensures processes and practices are in place to provide high-level of timely service.
  • Oversees the collection of data needed to inform negotiation with the union representing adjuncts.
  • Prepares and manages the retirement process.

High sensitivity and impact processes

  • Works with units to ensure Rank & Tenure files are complete and on-schedule.
  • Serves as the Key Main Campus resource for the Office of University Information Services on development of a faculty information system.
  • Serves as the escalation point for questions that other offices (for example, University Counsel, University Information Services) may have about faculty affairs processes.
  • Responds to a faculty member's questions and provide guidance on processes managed by the office.

Tasks and Special Projects

  • Develops a model for faculty governance for FT NTL faculty based on role and responsibilities regarding tenure line faculty.
  • Redesigns the website communications for the Office of the Provost in order to align and highlight services and resources currently available to faculty on the Main Campus.


  • Master's degree - PhD preferred
  • 5+  years of administrative experience
  • Familiarity with higher education faculty support services
  • Ability to automate and streamline processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with faculty and senior academic administrators, and create an environment of trust.
  • Ability to multi-task and change project priorities.
  • Balance urgency of assignments and timelines

Preferred qualifications

  • Understanding of Financial Management at the department and University level
  • Understanding of HRMS Systems (Workday) and Management of Faculty Data

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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