University of Massachusetts Medical School, Office of Faculty Affairs

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Position ID:UMassChan-OFA-AVP [#20318, 22-018OFA]
Position Title: Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Faculty advancement, diversity and inclusion / Professional Development; Faculty Coaching; Faculty; Organizational Change; Process Improvement; Diversity and Inclusion; Health Equity
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/29, finished 2022/08/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School (UMass Chan) in Worcester, MA, is recruiting a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to full Professor level as the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development (AVP). Under the direction of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, the AVP will be responsible for leading the faculty professional development initiatives for the University as well as the end-to-end execution of process improvement projects, quality initiatives, and other projects. The AVP will also be responsible for defining and executing enterprise-wide organizational development strategies, policies, and practices based on strategic goals and talent needs. The AVP will develop and implement initiatives to increase high potential talent recruitment, retention, succession planning, and engagement. The AVP will continue to lead existing programming such as the new hire orientation and onboarding, learning, leadership and professional development, and individual faculty mentoring with the goal of ensuring that the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is an Employer-of-Choice. 

A successful candidate will possess experience working in an academic medical institution with demonstrated skills in faculty mentoring, development, and coaching, as well as experience in identifying strategic gaps and/or opportunities within organizations as it relates to faculty and faculty development. PhD or advanced degree with equivalent faculty experience in a medical school environment is strongly preferred. This position will work closely with the Offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Equity to help promote and realize the strategic goals within the University’s IMPACT 2025 strategic plan. 

UMass Chan is a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in clinical and basic research. The UMass Chan faculty at large in 2021 was over 3,400 faculty, of which approximately 1,800 were actively employed by the institution and/or its clinical partner (UMass Memorial Health). In 2020, UMass Chan ranked 21st in the National Institutes of Health Blue Ridge rankings among all 140 United States medical schools. These rankings place our school 2nd in New England and 8th among all public medical schools in the U.S. UMass Chan also is routinely ranked by the magazine U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of the nation’s medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine, for its excellence in primary care education. 

Our research programs are central to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative. UMass Chan Medical School is one of five campuses in the UMASS system and there are extensive inter-campus collaborations with the Amherst, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Boston campuses. UMass Chan is located in the heart of New England, in Worcester, MA. The second-largest city in Massachusetts, Worcester is rich in history and cultural diversity and provides a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational amenities. 

Inquiries, but not application materials may be directed to Michelle Landry, MPH at This position will be posted until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan recognizes the added value of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications should be submitted through 

Required application materials include: 

1. A one-page cover letter with a description of how the applicant’s career path fits this leadership position. 

 2. The applicant’s CV. 

3. A half-page mentoring/coaching statement that describes the applicant’s coaching philosophy and experience. 

4. A half-page diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes the applicant’s understanding of diversity, as well as past experiences and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

 5. Names of at least 3 professional references who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential for success.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Office of Faculty Affairs
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01605