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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
FTE: 1.0

Internal Search: see minimum requirements for more 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 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, awards, CBA interpretation and implementation, faculty leadership training, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The role will include primary signatory authority for much of this work, with delegations to assistant and associate vice provosts/presidents as appropriate.
The VPAA will work with the incoming Provost and others within OPAA to shape the future role of this office. The full scope of the position, including any supervisory authority over any units within the Provost’s organizational structure, will be determined in conjunction with the new Provost, EVPAA, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, and Senior Vice Provost for Budget and Strategic Planning.

Minimum Requirements
• Must be a tenured full professor at the University of Oregon.
• 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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