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Executive Vice Provost

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director

Department: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs (OPAA)
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FTE: 1.0

Internal Search: see minimum requirements for additional information.

Application Review Begins
Review begins immediately. Apply by June 8, 2017 to ensure consideration.

Special Instructions to Applicants
OPAA is recruiting for the Executive Vice Provost and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs positions simultaneously. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for both positions will automatically be considered for each of them. Candidates only need to apply to their preferred position.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and CV.

Department Summary
The Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (EVPAA) is the senior position within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs (OPAA) handling academic matters. The Provost is the chief academic officer for the university, responsible for the quality of instructional and research programs, the development of academic strategies and budget priorities, and faculty personnel matters. The EVPAA is a key member of the University’s leadership team, reports directly to the Provost, and is a member of the Academic Leadership Team. The EVPAA works closely with the President, Provost, deans, faculty of all schools/colleges, all vice presidents, the University Senate, United Academics, student groups, and other campus bodies to generate, implement, and oversee strategies to achieve all of the University’s stated objectives, including excellence in research and academics, improving student access and completion, and providing a high-quality student experience.

Position Summary
The EVPAA’s primary focus includes defining and implementing high-priority academic initiatives for the University. The EVPAA will be the principal for OPAA in ensuring that the office maintains commitment to key academic priorities, such as faculty appointments, promotion and tenure, and other areas that recognize the significant contributions of faculty in achieving UO’s mission and goals. The EVPAA will develop or enhance cross-institutional initiatives such as faculty cluster hiring across schools and colleges, leading institutional efforts for online education, or supporting UO’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

The EVPAA will work with the incoming Provost and others within OPAA to shape the future role of office. The full scope of the position will be determined in conjunction with the new Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, and Senior Vice Provost for Budget and Strategic Planning. The EVPAA will have, at a minimum, three direct reports at the Assistant/Associate/Vice Provost level, but supervision is likely to expand into several units that are a part of the Provost’s organizational structure.

Minimum Requirements
• Must be a tenured full professor with at least 3-years’ experience at the University of Oregon.
• Must have PhD or terminal degree.
• Must bring demonstrated expertise in and commitment to promoting diversity.

Professional Competencies
• Proven ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team environment.
• Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated expertise in working with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to deal successfully with multiple tasks and shifting priorities while meeting strict deadlines.
• Demonstrated record of resourceful and effective approach to major tasks and ability to bring projects to timely completion.
• Strong analytical, critical thinking and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Have held a leadership position (e.g., dean, associate dean, department head, center/institute director) at UO.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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