Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (Internal Employment Opportunity)

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR (30+ days ago)4.3

This is an Internal Employment Opportunity

The Provost and Executive Vice President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Tenured Administrator Vice Provost Undergraduate Education position. The successful candidate will hold a tenured appointment as a full professor at Oregon State University. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) will collaborate with the academic deans, the Faculty Senate, and other administrators to advance the university’s goals of offering high quality undergraduate programs onsite, online and in hybrid format; design diverse, well-supported and affordable pathways to an Oregon State University (OSU) degree; create more opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and deliver instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. These activities are critical underpinnings of student success and complement student success efforts in the colleges, at OSU-Cascades, Hatfield and other locations, and within the Division of Student Affairs.

The VPUE will provide senior leadership of an administrative portfolio that includes the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO), the ROTC units, and OSU’s cross-university curricular development and enhancement programs. The latter include the Difference, Power and Discrimination Program, the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program, and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts. Broadly, the vice provost will provide academic leadership and oversight of these central units advancing university-wide goals and supporting colleges’ education of OSU’s undergraduate students, a role that parallels that of the vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. As a member of the Provost’s Senior Leadership Team, the VPUE will work closely with other Vice Provosts to collaborate on priorities and initiatives that impact students, faculty, and curricular excellence.

The Office of the VPUE must build and maintain strong partnerships with the colleges, Faculty Affairs, Student Affairs, University Outreach and Engagement, the Chief Information Officer, the OSU Foundation, Ecampus, the Faculty Senate, academic advisors and the faculty at large that fosters a collaborative and holistic university approach to undergraduate academic excellence and student success. The role includes working with the faculty and academic unit leaders to support a substantive and integrated core curriculum to complement the university’s distinctive disciplinary offerings.

The VPUE will report to and serve at the pleasure of the Provost and Executive Vice President. The VPUE is a member of the Provost’s Senior Leadership Team and attends the President’s Cabinet meetings as required. Commitment to shared governance partnership with faculty and liaison with relevant Faculty Senate committees as an important component of advancing the academic excellence and student success agenda.

Position Duties
100% – Strategic leadership for curricular design that promotes high impact experiences that advances student success in all degree programs; support for the development of innovative onsite and online degrees, certificates, and courses; assessment and review of curricula and programs; design and oversight of statewide pathways to an OSU degree, including accelerated learning opportunities; and establishment of infrastructure for enhancing excellence in teaching and learning.

Oversight, supervision and leadership for the following office/programs: Academic Programs and Assessment; study abroad programs (OSU GO); transformative learning including the Difference, Power and Discrimination Program, Writing Intensive Program, Undergraduate Research, Center for Teaching and Learning; ROTC units; pathway programs and transfer initiatives to support state-wide programs (such as HB2998) and accelerated learning opportunities arising from OSU’s partnership with other state universities and the University Innovation Alliance. Facilitation and support of emerging transition initiatives and programs for transfer students to ensure their successful transition into academic programs and units.

Leadership for experiential learning as a signature component of undergraduate education, including access and equity of participation, promoting cross-pollination of ideas and resources across units, development of opportunities and better integration into academic programs, and minimizing duplication of effort where natural commonalities exist.

Leadership of innovative strategic initiatives and programs that place OSU on the cutting-edge of digital learning technologies, learning analytics, and redefines education through the creative use of technology and targeted experimentation with online and hybrid programing in order to enable engaged, personalized and lifelong learning for the state of Oregon and beyond.

Leadership in creating and supporting an institutional culture and capacity for innovative design to enhance the learning experience and fostering collaboration and adoption of effective practices across all learning modalities.

Minimum/Required Qualifications
• Earned terminal degree in respective discipline with a tenured appointment as a full professor at OSU
• Experience advancing undergraduate program excellence and student success
• Ability to facilitate a collaborative leadership environment and engage effectively with deans, school directors, department heads and faculty
• Demonstrated ability to advance shared governance, and knowledge of Faculty Senate committees and processes for academic program review and innovation
• Ability to collaborate productively with members of the Provost’s leadership team in the execution of responsibilities
• Commitment to the professional development of staff, and to a cultural of respect in the workplace
• Administrative ability, including skill with budget and financial management processes, written and verbal communication, strategic planning, policy formation and personnel management
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing the university’s goals in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
• Clear understanding of the mission of a Land Grant university
• Ability to build alliances, leverage and redeploy resources, and delegate to achieve goals

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
• Experience with curriculum design and review, including familiarity with emerging student transition initiatives and programs for transfer students in the State of Oregon
• Experience working with internal and external constituencies to ensure successful transition of transfer students into academic programs and units
• Understanding of current and emerging issues in undergraduate education in Oregon and nationally, including knowledge of best practices in student success, and ability to design academic programs and learning technologies to a growing undergraduate student population that is increasingly diverse

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This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an Internal Employment Opportunity.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday July 20, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants

Nominations may be submitted via email to Gigi Bruce, Special Assistant to the Provost,

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter that articulates the candidate’s qualifications for the position and describes the candidate’s vision for carrying out the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education’s role.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Gigi Bruce at

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.