Director - Institute for Professional Studies Full-time Tenure Faculty

Avila University
Missouri, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Appointment Date

Spring 2022


The primary role of this position is to manage all aspects of the Institute for Professional Studies.

·         Oversee the collaboration of curricular oversight for all programs/courses delivered under the Institute model

·         Hire, onboard, coach, and evaluate all Institute adjunct faculty members

·         Develop and implement course schedules that support the delivery of the Institute programs

·         Ensure assessment best practices are in place for all courses and programs

·         Direct professional advising staff to deliver concierge-level student support to the Institute students

·         Direct instructional design staff in support of the faculty and best practice course delivery

·         Collaborate with Dean to develop new programming to be delivered in the Institute model

·         Collaborate across campus with academic units in delivery of current programs with the Institute model

·         Manage budget for Institute

·         Teach appropriate courses within the Institute schedule of courses – Position will be a faculty role with course release to do the work of the Director.



Education and Work Experience Requirements:

·         A collaborative and inclusive leader who exhibits a participatory leadership style and can use those skills to develop and guide the growth of the Institute

·         A commitment to serving the Institute students toward their goals of degree completion or skill attainment

·         A commitment to the mission and values of Avila University

·         A dynamic and engaging leader who attracts talented staff and values time spent motivating and mentoring faculty and staff to deliver consistently excellent instruction and service to the Institute student

·         Superb communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; someone who has routinely spoken in public and on behalf of an organization to promote knowledge.

·         Experience collecting, assembling and utilizing data to establish metrics that can drive decision-making

·         Terminal degree (Ph.D or DBA.)

o   Prefer in areas of business, human resources, healthcare administration

·         Excellence in teaching in online modalities at the college level (3-5 years)

·         Experience supporting adult and graduate programming






This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.  Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.




Application Information


Faculty Example:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to:  Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas.  Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.




The Community:

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veterans status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.



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