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Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

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

Department: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-EXEC-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Review begins immediately. Apply by August 11, 2017 to ensure consideration

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a letter of interest and resume/CV.

Department Summary
The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA) resides within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs (OPAA) and reports to the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (EVPAA). 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 the senior position within OPAA handling academic matters and reports to the Provost. The VPAA is responsible for developing and executing on processes and initiatives critical to the success of faculty at the University of Oregon. The VPAA works closely with the Provost, deans, faculty of all schools/colleges, the University Senate, United Academics, and other campus bodies.

Position Summary
The VPAA’s primary focus is on the academic success of UO faculty. This includes, but is not limited to tenure, promotion, faculty performance reviews, post-tenure review, sabbaticals, the academic hiring process including participation in the process of developing the annual Institutional Hiring Plan, faculty recognition programs (including the Fund for Faculty Excellence), and faculty-related conflicts and ethics policies. Work in these areas is supported by other OPAA staff. VPAA responsibilities will also include supervisory authority over some of the units in the Provost’s reporting structure (e.g. JSMA, MNCH and others). The VPAA will be responsible for a range of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and for leading a campus-wide effort to re-envision the program review process. The full scope of the VPAA position will continue to develop over the first year of this appointment in consultation with the EVPAA, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration and the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Operations.

Minimum Requirements
• Must be a tenured full professor.
• Must have PhD or terminal degree
• Familiarity with higher education processes for hiring, training, evaluating, promoting and retaining faculty.
• 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 with 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.

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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