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Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/22/23

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California State University, Long Beach
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (AVPFA). The AVPFA serves as a member of the Provost's senior staff to provide leadership for initiatives within the Division of Academic Affairs, particularly regarding Unit 3 (instructional and librarian faculty, coaches, Unit 3 counselors, and academic administrators) and Unit 11 (teaching associates, graduate assistants, and instructional student assistants) employees. The AVPFA oversees implementation of all faculty personnel processes, policies, and procedures; gives counsel and advice to the Provost on all faculty personnel matters; and provides leadership in developing new faculty personnel policies and procedures for the campus. The AVPFA provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Department of Academic Employee Relations, the Faculty Center for Professional Development, and several professional staff. The AVPFA regularly reviews Faculty Affairs processes and other processes affecting Unit 3 and Unit 11 employees toward the goal of efficiency, maximum responsiveness, and equity. The new AVPFA is expected to take office in July of 2023.

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is a diverse, learning-centered, globally engaged public university. CSULB seeks to provide excellent and affordable education to a diverse student population, striving to recruit faculty and staff that reflect the heterogeneity of our student population, and committing to the social mobility of its students and graduates.

CSULB is one of the largest and most comprehensive public universities in the nation, enrolling approximately 37,000 students. CSULB is in Long Beach, the seventh-largest city in California, on a beautifully landscaped 320-acre campus near the ocean and in close proximity to the thriving downtown Long Beach area. The faculty and staff of CSULB are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research and creative activities, and a wide range of professional and community service.

CSULB seeks outstanding, publicly engaged leaders to join a dedicated leadership team that is committed to advancing the University's broad and forward-seeking mission. Read more at

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The search for California State University, Long Beach's next Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with senior consultants Dr. Cynthia M. Patterson at or Dr. Maria Thompson at

Priority consideration will be given to materials received by February 8, 2023. Applications should consist of the following: 1) a letter of intent addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; 2) a current CV/resume; and 3) contact information for at least five professional references, including email addresses and a brief note of the candidate's working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate and at a later stage in the search. See the full profile before submitting an application.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.