Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
Oct 02, 2021
Oct 02, 2022
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning 

“What if students graduated with the perspective that the point of their education is not just to gain knowledge and a degree but to become a certain kind of person. Highly proficient in some domain, yes, but more than that.  The kind of person who sees clearly what must be done and does not wait for permission from authority or peer-group approval to act. The kind of person who sees everything through the prism of core values and who strives to live up to those values in every aspect of work and life. The kind of person who never sees other people as merely an expedient means to one’s own career success and who earns the trust and love of those they lead. The kind of person who, by virtue of personal humility and indomitable will in service to a cause larger than oneself, inspires others to help in achievement of Big Hairy Audacious Goals that stimulate progress."   - Jim Collins in the foreword to Leadership Reckoning

The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning (AAIL) is responsible for establishing a vision for areas under his/her direct supervision across the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Such areas include interprofessional education, simulation, global health, libraries, distance education, and faculty development. More specifically, this individual oversees university-wide education and engagement initiatives that support and enhance student and faculty experiences; leads innovative institution-wide programs that serve the university community; and coordinates the oversight, development, and implementation of policies and procedures related to the specific areas of interest. As a member of the Provost’s Leadership Team, the Vice Provost for AAIL reports directly to the Provost and works closely with team members to advance related areas across all schools and campuses. Maintaining strong relationships with school deans, regional deans, associate/assistant deans, information technology personnel, and other key stakeholders is paramount to promoting student success in the areas of supervision.

Our team members consistently live our vision and mission at TTUHSC through our values:

ONE TEAM - Unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
KINDHEARTED - Exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitude
INTEGRITY - Be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
VISIONARY - Nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spirit
BEYOND SERVICE - Create and deliver positive defining moments 

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provides strategic leadership and vision for interprofessional education, simulation, global health; 
  • Works in collaboration with the Provost and Council of Distinguished Educators to innovate the university’s common curriculum;
  • Provides leadership to the libraries and faculty development across the institution;
  • Chairs the eLearning committee providing centralized oversight and guidance to all aspects of digital, distance and technology-based learning environments and strategies;
  • Maintains an awareness of current trends, issues, and relevant developments in the learning sciences and leadership training;
  • Actively collaborates with and/or mentors faculty members in pursuing scholarly activities related to areas of direct supervision;
  • Maintains a broad understanding of significant accreditation, compliance, and/or licensure requirements within areas of supervision;
  • Works in conjunction with the Assistant Provost for Finance & Administration to develop and implement appropriate strategies to achieve and maintain financial responsibility within areas of supervision;
  • Works with the Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives and Operations to ensure effective and efficient implementation of strategic initiatives and educational programming contributing to annual University master planning;
  • Establishes and chairs an institution-wide curriculum oversight committee in coordination with curricular leaders from each TTUHSC school;
  • Facilitates systematic reviews of academic policies in accord with the institution’s regular review cycle;
  • Coordinates the Office of the Provost’s role in annual tenure and promotion process;
  • Reviews proposed legislative bills and facilitates the development of appropriate responses for Government Relations team;
  • Facilitates and innovates professional development opportunities for faculty members across all schools and campuses;
  • Responds to general academic inquiries by faculty, staff, students, and administrators in collaboration with other Provost team members;
  • Embodies the institution’s core values and promotes TTUHSC’s values-based culture across his/her areas of supervision; and performs other duties as assigned to support the Provost and/or Office of the Provost.??

Required Qualifications

Master's required. Eight years progressively responsible related experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferred.

Position-Specific Qualifications:

Extensive professional experience in at least three of the following areas of focus: 

  • Curricular design
  • Adult education theory/learning
  • Distance Education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Simulation-based education
  • Global health 

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

Extensive experience in health professions educations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, as well as a proved record of effective administrative experience in higher education.
A significant understanding of academic governance, policy development, and curricular renewal.
A demonstrate history of building effective teams, promoting collaboration across complex systems, and an overall commitment to high quality health care for all.
Current and/or previous leadership activity at the state, national, or international levels.

Required Attachments -Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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