Penn State Intercom......March 20, 2003

Associate vice provost sought for Undergraduate Education

Applications and nominations are being accepted for the position of associate vice provost for Undergraduate Education. The search committee will consider applications from April 10 until the position is filled. The position will be available on or after July 1. The associate vice provost reports directly to the vice provost for Undergraduate Education and International Programs and is a senior member of the vice provost's leadership team.

This successful candidate will have primary administrative responsibility for summer school, including facilitating and advancing academic summer programs; will be expected to promote and develop new opportunities for undergraduate research; and will facilitate collaborations across the University to provide undergraduate learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

The position calls for creative leadership; a knowledge of current directions in higher education; and the ability to design and implement innovative approaches to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students. This individual will work closely with members of the Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education (ACUE), the Faculty Senate, the Advising Council and other members of the vice provost's team.

Success in this role depends heavily upon cooperation with a variety of University offices, such as Continuing and Distance Education, World Campus, Information Technology Services, Enrollment Management and Administration, Student Affairs, Educational Equity, the Libraries and the colleges at all University locations.

The time commitment for this position may range between 50 percent to 100 percent, depending on the other academic obligations of the successful candidate. Essential requirements include high energy and creativity, excellent communication skills, team spirit and the ability to get things done. Preference will be given to tenured faculty members and to candidates who have previous administrative experience with the advancement and promotion of academic programs.

Send a letter of application and a full curriculum vita to the chair of the search committee: Ronald Filippelli, in care of AVP Search, 417 Old Main, Box I, University Park, PA 16802.

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