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Academic Partnerships Overview

Dallas, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Academic Partnerships (AP) helps universities convert traditional degree programs into an accelerated online format, recruits qualified students for graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and supports the retention of enrolled students through ... Read more

Mission: AP is guided by our mission to expand access to quality higher education through technology.

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Academic Partnerships – Why Work For Us?

AP is hiring!

If you're a dedicated and energetic team player who is a creative and data-driven problem solver, we are seeking your enthusiasm, experience and expertise. If you also have a passion for the field of higher education--even better!

AP is a young and growing organization with that promises limitless potential for the right people.

Come join us in fostering models of online education that offer the world’s students expanded access to knowledge.


Check out our Careers page at 

Though the founders of Academic Partnerships have devoted their efforts to increasing access to high-quality instruction and supporting the success of both educators and students for more than 20 years, they began focusing exclusively on post-secondary education in 2005.

Believing that an increase in post-secondary education is one of the most effective means of building rapid and sustainable economic development in underserved nations, they created Whitney University System (Whitney), a network which partners with and operates universities across South America. As Whitney institutions outgrew the physical capacity of their campuses, distance learning was added to accommodate the surging demand for higher education in the region.

This distance-learning model had unique features—new to U.S. online education providers—which efficiently facilitated rapid and sustainable enrollment growth while maintaining program quality. Eager to add more students, two public universities in Texas agreed to experiment with online programs structured similarly.

The results were dramatic: Within two years, both schools’ online enrollments became substantial portions of their total student body. One of the institutions has become home to the nation’s largest public university nursing program, while another became the largest online graduate education program provider. As word of these successes spread, other public universities across America also asked for assistance, and Academic Partnerships was born. Today, AP serves more than 41 universities in the U.S. and international institutions in expanding their enrollments and transforming their students’ lives through online education.

AP Careers


Academic PartWe look for professionals who are skillful communicators, strategic thinkers and relationship builders, who see the career possibilities in the game-changing approach to higher education that Academic Partnership offers.

Check our current openings and fill out an application--or if you don’t find the position you have in mind, send us your resume’!


Are you a lifetime learner?   Do you have a passion for higher education?  Are you innovative professionally and in your personal life?

And just as importantly....Do you like to have fun?  

If you answered 'YES!' then Academic Partnerships may be just the place for you!


AP employees enjoy a casual work environment that is focused on our mission to increase access to education through online learning. But, that’s not all we do. We also have a great time balancing our more serious pursuits with some light-hearted activities!

We have fun with our colleagues and honor our shared values by:Come experience our culture of service and unity at AP for yourself.



Academic Partnerships puts a heartfelt emphasis on supporting the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth community with charitable activities throughout the year via APcares.

Together, our employees plan and participate in several community-facing projects throughout the year. In 2017, AP company-wide teams are focusing on efforts with the North Texas Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, Trinity River Mission, and Genesis Women's Shelter.



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    I have been with AP for almost two years now, and I like my job more and more each day. I feel like I am learning something new about the university and about how to connect with students over the phone. And I love the strong connection that I have with my manager.


    I really can't say that I have many bad things to say. We have grown so much that parking has become a bit of a nightmare because of how far we have to walk to the building; I prefer to just work from home when I can.... but it's free so we can't complain.

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    People are really getting along and seem to like each other. I like the town hall meetings and getting to hear from the Carl. Theres alot of it that i dont understand but it's nice to be included in the meetings. My boss is the BOMB! She's amazing.

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Academic Partnerships photo of: Carl and Mary Ann serving up Tiff's Treats cookies to celebrate birthdays in July
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Academic Partnerships photo of: #APcares Group at North Texas Food Bank 2016
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Academic Partnerships photo of: #APcares Afternoon Group at North Texas Food Bank 2016
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Academic Partnerships (Dallas, TX) in February 2017.


    HR contacted me about an interview. The HR was easy and quick. He said he would forward his notes to the hiring manager and would hear something within 48 hours to setup an interview. 3 days later I hadn't heard anything, so I sent a gentle email and within an hour I had an interview date and time. The interview was reschedule once because of a scheduling conflict, which was not a big deal. The interview itself was only schedule for 30 minutes, it lasted an hour and it was a fantastic interview. I really enjoyed speaking to the hiring manager. The hiring manager wanted to continue the conversation and wanted to setup another interview soon. I waited to hear from HR again, but I've heard nothing. So I called, and heard that someone would be in touch very soon to setup the next interview. Since then, 3 weeks later, I've heard nothing. I believe this would have been a great fit and a wonderful opportunity.

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