Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Stanford Introductory Studies
Job Number: 85087
Working Title: Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Director of Stanford Introductory Studies
VPUE Unit: Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS)
Job title: Academic Program Professional Manager
Job Code: 4116
Status: Exempt, Full time, Continuing
Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a collaborative team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford.
VPUE is seeking an Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Director of Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) with a primary role of providing strategic direction and developing long-range plans for SIS programs that embody Stanford's commitment to liberal education. The AVP leads programs that provide all undergraduates with an introduction to college level learning, engaging with faculty, and developing the skills and educational values that undergird the rest of their college careers. In this role, you will work closely with faculty across the university in delivering excellent educational opportunities, mentor and support post-doctoral instructors, and supervise administrative staff in SIS. Programs include Stanford Introductory Seminars; Thinking Matters/Education as Self Fashioning (ESF); Sophomore College/ Arts Intensive; and two residentially based integrated living-learning environments or ILEs Structured Liberal Education (SLE) and Immersion in the Arts (ITALIC). The Director reports to the SIS Faculty Director with a dotted line to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education.
Lead SIS programs by setting educational and administrative goals and priorities; conceptualize, implement and direct activities, initiatives, and innovations that achieve those goals and priorities
Develop, plan and negotiate annual comprehensive budget proposal for SIS; determine other resource allocations in support of SIS programs
Identify and resolve complex problems that jeopardize the excellence of SIS instruction and curriculum
Direct staff and provide leadership to achieve goals and the vision of the SIS organization, including supervision of 25+ lecturers/academic staff
Oversee all aspects of the Post-doctoral Thinking Matters Fellowship
Supervise senior SIS staff in directing appropriate administrative support to all levels of SIS, including IT, finance, space, equipment and facilities, personnel, course administration, student services, and all other administrative duties
Direct strategic planning for long- and short-term direction of the curriculum
Demonstrate pedagogical leadership through identification and dissemination of best practices to faculty and lecturers, including overseeing the design and organization of instructor workshops
Set agenda for faculty governing and advisory boards and other committees, in conjunction with faculty director; oversee production of background materials and analytical studies that inform Boards' policy decisions and respond to Faculty Senate legislation
Oversee regular and intermittent program assessments for purposes of strategic planning and program improvement, including but not limited to Faculty Senate mandated reports and studies
Oversee communications with faculty and academic staff regarding program policies, course assignments, pedagogical consultations, staff and student services, honoraria, contractual obligations, and a range of other issues and topics
Oversee systematic administrative processes for solicitation and review of courses; production of student and faculty outreach publications; and student application and assignment
*Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
**Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Advanced degree or combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience. Typically five or more years of relevant experience in area of specialization and five or more years relevant experience managing staff.
Experience managing a budget and developing financial plans, program partnerships and funding sources.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory, planning and change management skills.
Advanced oral, written and analytical skills exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
5+ years of successful teaching experience at the college level
8 10 years of strategic planning experience in an educational context
8 - 10 years of experience in budget management, including planning, forecasting, and reporting
10+ years of progressively responsible educational administration in a complex organization, preferably in a university environment
10+ years of supervisory experience, including professional development and performance management of staff
Deep understanding of the goals and values of liberal arts education within a research university
Expertise in effective pedagogy and understanding of student learning
Proven ability to establish program goals and administrative priorities and to oversee their implementation
Ability to guide faculty in matters relating to pedagogy and curriculum design
Excellent interpersonal skills, discretion, tact and judgment
Proven ability to motivate staff to attain high standards of job performance in a multi-faceted, team-work oriented academic program
Thorough knowledge of Stanford's institutional structure and administrative systems, policies and procedures
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one's research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
How to Apply To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.Your cover letter should briefly describe your background and experience in managing complex academic programs, including curriculum, pedagogy, and working with faculty, academic and administrative staff to deliver the programs.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Location: Vice Provost for Undergrad Education, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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