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Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is currently accepting applications for Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies. The selected candidate will assume the position July 1, 2023.

The Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies will be responsible for the coordination of graduate and extended learning, including:

  • Graduate recruiting and admissions;
  • Continuing education courses and institutes for teachers, school administrators, and professionals;
  • Workforce development programs;
  • Lifelong learning non-credit programs;
  • KU courses at off-campus sites; and
  • Internships and practica at off-site locations.
The Vice Provost (VP) will collaborate with the Academic Deans and faculty to enhance and expand graduate and extended learning offerings in a variety of modalities. The VP will lead analysis of market opportunities and challenges to facilitate providing additional educational opportunities to diverse learners in the region and beyond; increasing enrollment in graduate and extended learning programs; supporting workforce needs in the region; and enhancing the reputation and reach of the University. In these efforts, the VP will work closely with leadership in other areas/units of Academic Affairs, including Office of Assessment, the four academic colleges, the Center for Enhancement of Teaching, and Instructional Technology. As strategic leader of graduate programs and operational leader of extended learning programs, the VP will guide and support development of effective pedagogy for online and hybrid coursework, and lead examination of best practices for linking new opportunities to current University offerings.

The Vice Provost will report to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be a member of the Academic Affairs Senior Staff and Academic Deans’ Council, and will contribute to the collaborative efforts of the University leadership team. The Vice Provost’s responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic vision and leadership for graduate and extended learning, supporting the mission and goals of the University;
  • Leading development and enhancement of programs and services that meet the needs of students and employers;
  • Promoting excellence in graduate research and creative activity;
  • Developing opportunities for graduate assistantships and scholarships;
  • Providing oversight and leadership for graduate recruiting and increasing student enrollment in graduate and extended programs;
  • Supporting excellence in instruction by providing opportunities, in collaboration with other units, for professional development, training, and assessment;
  • Representing graduate and extended learning to internal and external constituencies;
  • Managing the budgetary resources for the unit and developing sound fiscal plans to support the unit and contribute to the overall financial health of the University;
  • Supervising, supporting, and developing personnel in the Office Graduate and Extended Learning (OGEL);
  • Collaborating with the KU Foundation to identify opportunities for fundraising and connections with alumni and regional businesses;
  • Coordinating marketing and promotion with University Relations and Enrollment Management to ensure an integrated marketing approach; and,
  • Remaining current with major trends, issues, and challenges in graduate and extended learning.
Minimum Qualifications

Essential qualifications include:

  • Experience as in-rank full-time faculty, preferably for at least five years, at a regionally accredited institution of higher education is required.
  • A track record of increasingly responsible leadership and supervision – such as: oversight of multiple functions, strategic planning, budget development, personnel management, team building, and program development--is required. A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership and supervision is preferred.
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial leadership in development and implementation of sustainable learning programs;
  • Evidence of expertise in graduate and extended learning best practices;
  • Evidence of commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Evidence of success in establishing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations and employers;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated success as a collaborative and collegial leader and administrator.
Supplemental Information

Application: Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/CV to RPA Inc at [email protected]. Applicants should address all the essential qualifications in their cover letter. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity or to make a nomination, please contact Isaac Karaffa, Vice President and Senior Consultant, at the email address above. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received no later than November 28, 2022.

The University is very interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations.

Non-Discrimination StatementKutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at [email protected] or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at [email protected].


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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