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Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation

University of Louisville
40208, Louisville

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The University of Louisville (UofL) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation (VPOSTI). Reporting to the Executive Vice President and University Provost, the vice provost will be responsible for developing and implementing a university-wide strategy to grow the development and delivery of high-quality online instruction to traditional and adult learners. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing programming and other resources to faculty members that promote excellence and innovation in teaching and foster student learning across delivery modalities.  The VPOSTI provides oversight for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, a center comprised of more than 50 professionals and an $8+ million budget dedicated to continuous improvement of online learning as well as teaching and learning.  

The VPOSTI will be an academic innovator with extensive knowledge in educational technology and higher education trends and current research on digital teaching and learning, online learning pedagogy, and the emerging platforms and tools for delivering digital education. This role works strategically to create, implement, and champion quality standards and is responsible for developing best practices for teaching and learning across learning modalities.

UofL’s online programs have been consistently ranked in the top of U.S. News and World Report online program rankings for the past several years. With more than 2,800 online program students, UofL’s online enrollment is a significant driver of growth at the institution and continues to grow. Offering online degrees since 2000, the University of Louisville now offers 50+ online programs in various areas of study.

The University of Louisville (UofL) enrolls more than 23,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees in more than 50 fields of study, master’s degrees in over 75 areas, and doctoral degrees in over 35 disciplines. The university also is accredited to grant professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, and law. UofL is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, the community and society. The institution is a producer of top scholars, including more than 150 Fulbright Scholarships awarded since 2003 - more than all other Kentucky public institutions combined - and has earned international acclaim for groundbreaking discoveries in areas including transplantation, cancer research, cardiac care, and spinal cord injuries. This dynamic tapestry of diverse perspectives makes UofL a place where potential is unleashed and positive change for humankind is fueled.

The VPOSTI will be an experienced administrator who connects with the mission, culture, and operations of the University of Louisville who can lead strategic planning, testing and implementation of business plans for both degree and non-degree program offerings, including non-credit to credit pathways and stackable credentials. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in higher education administration, instructional technology, or related field; minimum three years of experience in college-level teaching as a faculty member; ten years of higher education experience, preferably in the areas of online learning and faculty/educational development; familiarity with accreditation practices and requirements (SACSCOC), federal and state regulations pertaining to online education compliance and student protection, and knowledge of best practices in pedagogy, teaching and learning, faculty professional development, and educational technology. To view the full profile description click here.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting the University of Louisville in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Turner Asher, Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates
E-mail: [email protected]

Itza Walters, Senior Executive Search Consultant
E-mail: [email protected]
The University of Louisville strives to provide equal employment opportunity on the basis of merit and without unlawful discrimination in terms of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual.

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