Strategic Online Instructional Hiring Program

Purdue University Online (PUO) is announcing the second call for proposals in the second year of the Strategic Online Instructional Hiring Program in FY 23-24 to help the academic colleges grow and sustain online degree programs and non-degree offerings. The goal is to hire clinical faculty and/or lecturers assigned to develop, teach, support, and grow online programs and courses.

PUO will provide matching support for clinical faculty and lecturer salaries and fringe benefits for strategic opportunity hires in units that show a demonstrated need to support growing online program(s) or to launch a promising new online offering.

Financial Resources

The Strategic Online Faculty Hiring Program will typically provide the equivalent of up to one full year of support. Typically, the salary and fringe support will be 75% in year one and 25% in year two. Other arrangements are also possible depending on the preferences of the unit and availability of funds. The online program that these faculty members will contribute to is expected to fully fund the position after year two.

Once a hiring proposal has been approved, PUO and the academic unit/department will sign an MOU that will define the specifics of this arrangement.

Review and Approval Process

Requests for funding through this program should be submitted to the Senior Vice President of Purdue University Online ( with a carbon copy to Sadie Stinnett ( Proposals should be no longer than one page in length that includes the following sections:

  • Discussion of significant capacity increase and/or new online Both degree and non-degree offerings can be proposed.
  • Desired Outcomes as a Result of the Strategic Quantitative goals in terms of enrollment and revenue as well as the associated timeline for achieving them must be included in the proposal.
  • Signatures/Approvals
    • Unit Head
    • Dean of the College
    • Purdue University Online Academic Lead


Proposals can be submitted anytime. For full consideration, please submit your proposal by March 1, 2024. Responses to proposals submitted by March 1, 2024 will likely be provided by March 31, 2024.

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