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3050 - Position Descriptions


  • Position: Vice Provost for Faculty
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Last updated: July 01, 2018

A. GENERAL. The position description establishes the expectations for each faculty member in the major responsibility areas identified in FSH 1565 C, Teaching and Advising, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Outreach and Extension, and University Service and Leadership. Expectations must be consistent with the unit(s) context statement. Faculty should ensure that the description fully encompasses the range of their expected activities. The position description serves as a reference for a faculty member's annual performance evaluation (see 3320), and is one component of the independent process for tenure and promotion (see 3500).


B-1. A position description shall be provided to each faculty member by the unit administrator within a reasonable period of time after the faculty member begins employment. The faculty member, and the unit administrator(s), and/or center director, must approve the position description.

B-2. The position description shall remain in effect unless revised to reflect substantial changes in expectations. Such a change may include the assumption of administrative responsibilities, a change in teaching load, an increase in research responsibilities, leave or sabbatical, etc. The faculty member and the unit administrator(s), and/or center director, must approve the revised position description.

Version History

Amended July 2018. This policy was substantially revised to eliminate the annual process of filling out position descriptions. The form was also moved to an electronic format to be filled out at the time of initial hire, or when substantial changes occur.

Amended January 2017. Added sentence A to ensure faculty understood that faculty should provide goals in all categories on the PD; added a form that reduced the amount of detail requested from faculty, streamlining the process.

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