Reporting to the Associate Dean for Planning, Communications, and Faculty Affairs, the Associate Director of Faculty Affairs provides comprehensive support to key faculty committees at the Law School, including entry-level, lateral, and clinical appointments; dean???s advisory; and promotion and tenure. Supports faculty and research centers in the planning of large-scale events. As well as tracks various academic leaves of absence.
Works with faculty chairs and the Associate Dean to ensure that committee business is accomplished according to expectations. Track committee records and activities. Coordinate meetings, job talks, and other special events on behalf of faculty committees. Draft necessary correspondence for the Provost and Trustees, as necessary..
Serve as the primary point of contact for visiting faculty prior to their visit, including facilitating onboarding and preparation for teaching and residency.
Assist the Associate Dean in preparing and distributing materials to support faculty governance. Draft faculty meeting agendas and minutes. Create a comprehensive and accessible digital file for faculty resolutions and other relevant documents.
Track eligibility for faculty sabbatical, research, and other leaves of absence. Serve as a point of contact for faculty who have questions about leave eligibility. Coordinate with the Provost???s Office to facilitate approval, as necessary.
Coordinate bi-weekly faculty lunch workshops in coordination with the faculty vice dean and Intellectual Life Committee.
Maintain a listing of endowed chairs and their faculty incumbents. Work with the Provost???s Office and other relevant central administration officials to seek Trustees approval for the creation of new chairs and the appointment of faculty to those chairs.
Assist the Associate Dean with special projects and initiatives as necessary upon request.
Bachelor???s degree and /or its equivalent required. Minimum of 3 to 5 years??? experience in related field strongly preferred. Must have excellent organizational, writing and oral communication skills. Must be detail oriented, self-motivated, able to work independently and to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with short deadlines in a high volume environment; team player. Must be able to work collaboratively with others. Must be able to work with culturally diverse constituencies.
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