Assistant Vice President for Online and Distance Education

Bradley University seeks an experienced, innovative and strategic leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for Online and Distance Education.

Reporting to the Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, the AVP will oversee the Office of Online and Distance Education and serve as the university’s chief online officer. Working in close collaboration with the colleges, the AVP will enhance and expand Bradley University’s online education enterprise, catalyzing academic and pedagogical innovation to advance the university’s mission and enhance its reach and impact.

The Office of Online and Distance Education collaborates with Bradley University faculty and staff to develop and deploy high quality credit and non-credit programs for students nationwide. Online and Distance Education facilitates course design, marketing and recruitment efforts and partners with faculty to establish curricular delivery models.

The university’s growing online program portfolio includes master’s and doctoral degree programs in education, counseling, and nursing as well as innovative, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree completion options. New to the online portfolio in Fall 2022 will be an MS in Computer Science and an MA in Nonprofit Leadership.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering nearly 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Bradley’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology.

The successful candidate will have substantial prior experience managing a robust online education enterprise. An advanced degree is preferred. To learn more, download a detailed leadership profile here.

WittKieffer is assisting Bradley University in this search. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang at

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.