Vice President for Instruction
The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Instruction.
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. UGA was founded in 1785 as the first state-chartered university in the country. The University is located in Athens, approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is consistently ranked among the top 25 public universities in the country.
UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment is approaching 35,000 students, including approximately 26,500 undergraduates and 8,300 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Georgia Regents University. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.
The Office of the Vice President for Instruction (OVPI) supports and enhances undergraduate teaching and learning at UGA. The Office provides strategic direction for a wide range of undergraduate initiatives that advance UGA as one of the top performing universities in the nation.
The Vice President for Instruction reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and has responsibility for the following:
- Curriculum Systems
- Student Academic Honesty Council
- Office of the Registrar
- Division of Academic Enhancement
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Army and Air Force ROTC
- Extended campuses
- First-Year Odyssey Program
- Learning Communities
- Office of Online Learning
- Office of Service-Learning
- Office of STEM Education
- Office of Student Financial Aid
- Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Pre-Law and Pre-Medical Studies Programs
- Washington Semester Program
OVPI has led several recent initiatives to enhance the undergraduate student experience including the First-Year Odyssey Seminar, language communities, and the Franklin Residential College. As UGA’s undergraduate community continues to excel academically, the University is poised to move to the next level in implementing exciting and innovative academic programming that prepares undergraduates for success in their chosen endeavors.
The Vice President for Instruction provides leadership for implementing innovations in the curricula and instructional methods and with advancing assessment of student learning. Along with implementing relevant and contemporary experiences for undergraduates that prepare them for 21st century success, the Vice President for Instruction is responsible for enrollment management, including recruitment, retention, and financial aid. OVPI works closely with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, deans, department heads, and other units across campus.
Additional information about the Office of the Vice President for Instruction is located at http://ovpi.uga.edu/
Candidates must have a terminal degree and qualify for tenure at the rank of full professor. Applicants should have a record of sound administrative, personnel, and fiscal management, preferably at a large research institution. Candidates must be able to manage diverse units and departments. The ability to balance day-to-day operations with developing and implementing a strategic vision is critical. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work collegially with a wide range of internal and external constituencies, and have a passion for ensuring student success.
Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, September 21, 2014; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).
Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: email@example.com.
In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be directed to:
UGA Search Group
University of Georgia, Human Resources
Search Committee: Vice President for Instruction
215 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602
Confidential requests for information should be directed to Traci Strickland, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-6240.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.