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Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Michigan State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a student and learner-centered and educator-success-focused senior-level administrative leader to serve as the inaugural Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation. Applications, inquiries, and nominations are invited.

Michigan State is the nation's premier land-grant university and one of the top research universities in the world. As a member of both the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, MSU is nationally recognized for its academic excellence, impactful research, and global outreach. It is also known for its Spartan grit and resilience. MSU is stronger because of its community, which includes more than 51,000 students, 5,600 faculty and staff, and a network of over half a million living alums who are extremely loyal supporters and cheerleaders for the University.

Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation will be responsible for envisioning, leading, and implementing academic innovations across MSU by fostering collaborations among stakeholders internally, as well as external partners. The vice provost will lead a team of approximately 14 full-time staff, faculty fellows and student employees; overseeing the areas of Teaching and Learning Success Strategies, the Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation, #iteachmsu Commons, Online Program Management, and Spartans Learn.

The Vice Provost will be expected to:
  • Serve as a connector to support academic innovation, facilitating market-driven and participant/student-oriented identification of opportunities, and fostering collaborations among leaders and stakeholders on campus.
  • Empower educators, including faculty, staff, graduate students and post-docs, to share new ideas and seek professional development opportunities that will elevate the quality of teaching, research, and community impact of their work.
  • Identify promising academic innovations and create a safe and collaborative environment to test and scale successful ideas that are in alignment with strategic institutional priorities.
  • Create centralized resources for academic innovation and collaboration that operate synergistically with related resources in the colleges to pursue opportunities.
  • Identify and develop cross-institutional connections and efficiencies.
  • Support evidence-based evaluation and assessment of academic innovations and new initiatives.
  • Oversee the development of operational functions necessary to succeed in the adult-learning market, including external functions such as enrollment management, learner support, and marketing as well as internal functions, including instructional design and content production.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile, inclusive of a statement detailing how your past and future work will contribute to advancing MSU's commitment to inclusive excellence.

WittKieffer is assisting Michigan State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 7, 2024.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal.

Confidential Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Jessica Herrington and Natalie Song at:

In addition, candidates must apply through Michigan State's online portal.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.


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