Director of Professional Development

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia, is currently seeking applicants for its Director of Professional Development, responsible for leading initial training and continued education and support for faculty, staff, and health care professionals for undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. The Director collaborates with appropriate personnel to ensure employees are provided with support and mentoring, and will hold the rank of Assistant Professor.


  1. Collaborate on the assessment of professional development needs at the University of Pikeville.
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of professional development programs.
  3. Develop, administer, and assess programs and activities to assist instructors in developing and sustaining inter-disciplinary collaborative efforts.
  4. Facilitate university-wide responses to educational challenges and issues; develop, evaluate, and encourage best practices in employee support and assessment.
  5. Facilitate training for and effective use of core educational technologies (LMS, lecturecapture, videoconferencing, etc.).
  6. Collaborate with the professional school deans on goals for professional development as it relates to accreditation standards. This includes the Osteopathic Medical School, Optometry School, and Dental School.
  7. Track attendance at professional development programs.
  8. Serve on committees and task forces as assigned.
  9. Assist in the development of, and manage annual professional development budget.
  10. Perform other duties as required or requested in this position.


Position requires daily face-to-face contact with co-workers, supervisor, external vendors, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and videoconferencing.

Education/Skill Requirements: 

  • Master's degree is required. Doctoral Degree (or equivalent) in Education or related field is preferred.
  • Teaching or employee development experience is required.
  • Knowledge of adult educational theory, assessment, and program evaluation is required.
  • Evidence of cultivating a learner-centered environment is required.
  • Experience in instructional design is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent verbal, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must demonstrate organization ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines, and have the capacity to exercise good judgment.
  • Must be proficient in technology commonly used in in-person and online university-level education, and have the ability to learn new platforms/programs/applications.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 06/26/2023
Department: Human Resources
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff