Faculty and SPS personnel advisor needed

Paul Stoddard, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, is completing his term of service as the Faculty and SPS Personnel Advisor (FSPSPA). At its April 26 meeting, the Faculty Senate will elect a new FSPSPA for a two-year term to begin at the start of the fall 2017 semester.

The FSPSPA provides advice, advocacy and counsel to both faculty members and supportive professional staff (SPS) employees. The specific duties of the position are described in Article 9 of the NIU Bylaws. The FSPSPA must be a full-time, tenured faculty member and should have experience with the personnel process at NIU and be familiar with the administrative structure and operations of the university. The advisor may not concurrently hold membership on any university committee dealing with the personnel process.

The FSPSPA receives compensation equal to one month of the median salary of all tenured professors each semester and summer session. The initial appointment is a two-year term of 11 months each year and is renewable for an additional 11 months. The FSPSPA is ineligible for a successive term.

Interested faculty members should send a letter of self-nomination describing their interests and qualifications to Greg Long, President of the Faculty Senate, 103 Altgeld Hall or glong@niu.edu by Tuesday, March 21. Questions should be directed to Greg Long at 815-753-9306 or glong@niu.edu.

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