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Institution: Point Park University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Posted: 08/04/2016
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

POSITION: Assistant Provost

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Provost


REQUIREMENTS: Required Qualifications include: Ph.D. or Ed.D.; five or more years of experience in academic outcomes assessment, faculty development related to teaching and learning, curriculum development, academic policy development, and related activities within a higher education setting; strong organization and project management skills; ability to work collaboratively in all phases of the assessment and curriculum development, including working with external accreditation agencies; excellent written and public presentation skills.

Experience: Experience with regional or professional accreditation processes; knowledge of current issues in higher education accountability; higher education teaching experience and knowledge of e­learning environments are necessary.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Assistant Provost provides leadership for the University's student outcomes assessment processes and assistance in curriculum development. The Assistant Provost is a non-tenured position that reports to the Provost and works closely with the faculty, department chairs and program directors, staff, and administrators, to assess and improve undergraduate and graduate student learning. She/he monitors academic policies and practices to ensure that the University follows best practices and meets accreditation standards required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Middles States Commission on Higher Education, and external accrediting bodies.  The Assistant Provost will work with a highly functional, dedicated group of faculty and staff, and must be a supportive, constructive member of that group.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:  Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts tradition. Point Park enrolls approximately 4,000 full and part-time students in more than 100 undergraduate, master’s, and graduate programs offered through the School of Communication, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, and Conservatory of Performing Arts.  Students are also served by a rigorous Honors Program and a variety of extra and co-curricular opportunities.


Responsibilities include working with the faculty, staff, and administrators to:

  1. Develop, implement, and report on student learning outcomes and assessment processes for on-ground, online undergraduate and graduate academic programs.

  2. Lead efforts to advance student learning through systematic assessment for all undergraduate, graduate, and co-curricular programs.

  3. Help create a culture of continuous improvement by working collaboratively with all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, senior administration, and students.

  4. Collaborate with Institutional Research to identify and guide data collection and analysis processes related to the University’s assessment of institutional effectiveness protocols and indirect measures including, but not limited to, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI).

  5. Analyze and interpret data related to student learning and academic experiences.

  6. Coordinate the development of University annual reports and provide feedback to reporting units.

  7. Prepare materials for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and Middle States accreditation review(s) and assist in preparation of program-specific accreditation reports.

  8. Provide recommendations for strategic and annual operating plans including strategic enrollment management plans (SEM/SEP) based on the outcomes assessment data and interpretation.

  9. Provide assessment support and professional development to faculty, staff, and administrators and serve as a resource on best practices and research findings in the areas of student outcomes assessment and high impact practices.

  10. Work collaboratively with department chairs and graduate program directors to develop innovative curricula.

  11. Work closely with the Provost to develop and monitor academic policies.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


A letter of application and resume with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three    references should be sent to the Human Resources Office, Point Park University, 201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Electronic submission of materials is preferred and should be sent to provostsoffice@pointpark.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information, visit www.pointpark.edu. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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