New faculty fellow post will focus on online learning

The senior vice president and provost's office seeks tenured faculty applicants for a new fellow position focused on online learning. The administrative appointment is half time for two academic years (2019-21), with renewal possible. Applications are due Oct. 1.

Working with associate provost for academic programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden, the faculty fellow will strengthen and expand Iowa State's online learning portfolio. That includes creating and chairing a steering committee that will develop a shared vision for online learning across the university and working collaboratively on its implementation with stakeholders such as colleges, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Information Technology and others.

VanDerZanden said experience or a demonstrated interest in online learning and experience working with various campus groups are key qualities for the post.

"We have great pockets of expertise in all of our colleges, so can we find a way to do some coordination and leverage that expertise?" VanDerZanden said. "And, on a bigger level, are there opportunities we haven't explored as a university, whether that's in new content or new audiences?"

She said much of the growth in Iowa State's online learning is from students on campus taking online courses.

Fall timeline

Faculty applicants for the new post must be tenured, full-time employees who have worked at Iowa State for at least five years. More information, including a position description and application form, is online. Applications are due to Penni Bryant in the provost's office by Oct. 1. The faculty fellow will be selected by Nov. 1.

Questions about the position may be directed to VanDerZanden, 294-7184.