Assistant Vice President, Faculty Innovation 20120645

  • San Antonio, TX
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ours is a story of discovery. Compassion and joy. Commitment, vision and inspiration.  We engage our minds and talents, and give from our hearts, to help and heal. We touch the lives of thousands, to serve those in need, here and around the world. We are The UT Health Science Center - and we work to make lives better.

The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

Strategies for achieving this mission are:

Educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists.

Engaging in research to understand health and disease.

Commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public.

Providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care.

Engaging our community to improve health.

Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy. 

Job Description

The Assistant Vice President for Faculty Innovation reports to the Vice President for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs and is responsible for developing, facilitating, and implementing faculty-related initiatives across the Health Science Center. The immediate focus of this position during FY 2014-2018 is to provide leadership for the implementation of the institution's Quality Enhancement Plan. The person in this position will oversee the outcomes assessment process for all QEP initiatives and will chair the institution-wide QEP Implementation Committee. This position is also responsible for coordinating institution-wide faculty development efforts and serving as a resource to school-level faculty development personnel.

Job Duties:

Manage the selection and implementation of the 2014-2018 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); develop a 5-year plan for ensuring completion of each objective within the established program time line; supervise the daily activities of the QEP initiative, including budget and staff.

Chair the QEP Implementation Committee, which is made up of faculty representatives from each Health Science Center school. Work closely with the committee members, the Assistant Vice President for Academic Assessment, and the schools to oversee the student learning outcomes assessment process for the QEP. Serve as a liaison to all school-level faculty development and QEP committees; provide technical and operational support to schools regarding faculty development and QEP initiatives; provide responses to requests for assistance, data, assessment, and analysis.

Oversee administration of faculty documentation for review by the Promotions, Tenure and Appointments Committee. Coordinate institution-wide faculty development efforts, including annual "Preparing for Promotion and Tenure" workshops. Serve as a liaison to schools to support school-specific faculty development programs.

Facilitate meetings and prepare HSC-wide communications related to faculty development initiatives and QEP activities. Work with the Health Science Center community to make updates to faculty-related policies in the Handbook of Operating Procedures as necessary.

Partner with Academic Technology Services, school representatives, and key HSC stakeholders to develop a center for teaching excellence that serves as a hub for developing faculty skills.





A Doctorate degree in education or related field with a minimum of five years of direct work-related experience with progressive responsibilities in project management and/or program evaluation.


Preferred Qualifications:

2-5 years teaching experience; 5-10 years project management and/or program evaluation experience in a higher education setting.  Experience conducting faculty development workshops and activities. Prior experience in working with a QEP preferred. Effective project management skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines.  Knowledge of basic pedagogy and educational theory.  Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills.  Scholarly writing skills as evidenced by reports, grants proposals, journal articles. etc. High comfort level with use of technology as a teaching/management tool.  Ideal candidate would be familiar with PowerPoint, Blackboard, WEAVEonline, and PeopleSoft.

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