Vincent Price, Ph.D., the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication, has been named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania. He will assume his new position on July 1, 2007.
As Associate Provost, Dr. Price will be responsible for the overall management of the academic personnel process, including recruitment, retention, and retirement; appointments and promotions; enhancement of faculty diversity; and resolution of individual faculty issues, including grievances. Several university offices will report to him, including the Office of the Chaplain, the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, the Institute for Contemporary Art, the Office of the Curator, and the Arthur Ross Gallery. In addition, he will work closely with both the University Ombudsman and the University’s Affirmative Action Office.
Dr. Price will maintain his position as a full professor in the standing faculty of the Annenberg School, though his teaching and administrative responsibilities within the School will be reduced during his tenure as Associate Provost.