Search for associate vice chancellor underway

Search for associate vice chancellor underway

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has begun an internal search for the associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic affairs.

The position has been open since Lance Pérez was appointed interim dean of the College of Engineering in June 2016. Judy Walker has served as interim associate vice chancellor since July.

Reporting to the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, the associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic affairs provides leadership on activities, initiatives, and policies that support faculty careers, enhance faculty productivity, recognize faculty excellence, cultivate academic leadership, promote an inclusive climate, and advise on faculty rights and responsibilities. The associate vice chancellor also:

  • provides leadership and coordination on recruitment and hiring, orientation and faculty development, promotion and tenure, faculty appointments, and professorships, awards and recognition.

  • supports deans, chairs and department heads on faculty personnel and policy issues, and facilitates the resolution of academic and professional conduct concerns;

  • leads efforts to enhance faculty excellence and morale by assessing campus needs and developing new initiatives;

  • facilitates processes for Academic Program Reviews in collaboration with departments and college deans' offices; and

  • leads the Department Executive Officers group, facilitates the Faculty Affairs College Liaisons group, chairs the Teaching Council and coordinates the university’s involvement in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officers and Academic Leadership Program.

Nancy Busch, dean of University Libraries, will chair the search committee; nominations can be submitted to Busch at nbusch2@unl.edu. Review of applications will begin May 10.