Assistant Director, Adjunct Faculty Affairs

Posting Number 2022-11292
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2022 4:00 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
60% to 80% Onsite
Academic & Faculty Affairs (Administrators)
School of Professional Studies (CP1108)
Compensation Grade
Band 53
Human Resources

Position Summary

The Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs within the School of Professional Studies is seeking an Assistant Director, Adjunct Faculty Affairs to serve as primary resource and partner on all matters involving adjunct faculty, including ensuring compliance with school, university, state, and federal policies. Serve as primary resource at the school for questions about adjunct faculty contract interpretation that arise from academic units, leadership, etc. Resolve issues related to interpretation of union contract. Serve as liaison and key resource between and adjunct faculty (approximately 1,300 instructors) and SPS Dean’s Office, Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs, academic unit leadership, SPS Office of Finance and Administration, and all other SPS administrative and academic units. Evaluate existing resources and make recommendations for new support structures and models. Plan, organize, and coordinate adjunct faculty events hosted by the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs (OAFA), including, but not limited to, onboarding and orientation events for new adjunct faculty and roundtables. Together with the SPS Institutional Research Office, create and implement school-wide assessments and provide guidance to academic units on unit-level assessments of resources provided to adjunct faculty. Draft and manage school-wide communications for adjunct faculty. Collaborate with SPS HR to resolve questions on adjunct letters and appointments. Oversee administration of adjunct faculty fund for professional development activities, Investigate, analyze, and implement new initiatives related to adjunct faculty on behalf of the SPS Dean (e.g. a “Did You Know?” communications campaign). Investigate, analyze, and implement new initiatives related to adjunct faculty on behalf of the Associate Dean of OAFA (e.g. creating the equivalent of a Brightspace site for all adjunct faculty or creating a transparent networking interface so adjunct faculty can locate faculty in other units who teach or research similar academic areas).


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Higher education administration, policy, management, or related field. Or Master’s degree in any field represented at SPS, including teaching.

Required Experience:
5+ years Progressively responsible experience in an academic institution with background and knowledge in implementation and administration of faculty policies, procedures, and compliance.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working in a large, complex, decentralized, urban college or university that has a sizeable number of adjunct faculty

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills.. Ability to interact with faculty and senior level administrators. Ability to maintain and analyze data as well as to communicate and present data in a variety of ways to various stakeholders. Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative assessment and data interpretation skills; Ability to implement, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures and to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels; Proven ability to manage and implement a variety of activities, communicate policies and procedures to individuals at all levels, and use problem solving and negotiating skills.. Ability to deliver consistently high quality, timely service and handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously in a high volume academic environment. Ability to establish priorities and to work independently and as part of team, take initiative, and follow through to completion. Knowledge of standard office software, such as word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Demonstrated ability to adapt successfully in a fast-paced and changing work environment and needs. Knowledge of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, and online and traditional information databases.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $58,500.00 to USD $100,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


Since 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for undergraduate students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.


NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing.  We prepare students for in-demand jobs in fields including real estate,  hospitality and tourism; global affairs; global sports management;  publishing; marketing and public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human capital management; information technology, management and systems; translation; publishing and professional writing. NYU SPS is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.


NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.


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