Vice Provost of Graduate Studies
Vice Provost of Graduate Studies
Job no: 527281
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Executive/Management/Director
Department: Office of the Provost
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-EXEC-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Application Review Begins
April 20, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload:
- A current resume or CV
- A cover letter, including a description of how your skills and
experience applies to this leadership position
The Office of the Provost (OtP) upholds, provides leadership on, and carries out the academic mission of the University. In service to this mission, the office: promotes and sustains the highest standards in teaching, research, and service; fosters and advocates for faculty; promotes a respectful work environment, equity and inclusion, and a family-friendly workplace; supports and coordinates matters that pertain to faculty and academics, including hiring, retention, promotion, and tenure processes; advances university outreach to the community, academic extension, and internationalization.
The University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies serves as the institutional home for graduate education, advocates for graduate students, fosters community among graduate students and graduate faculty, and promotes excellence and innovation in graduate education and research. Graduate programs are housed within each school and college at the University. The University's faculty deliver engaging courses, create unique research opportunities, and provide personalized mentorship for all graduate students. The University of Oregon is a key contributor to the welfare and advancement of the state of Oregon, the region, and the nation through its robust scholarly and research enterprise, and graduate students play an essential role in the vitality of this enterprise. The Division of Graduate Studies supports more than 3,500 students enrolled in master's and doctoral degree programs at the UO.
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost is the intellectual and administrative leader of the Division of Graduate Studies. The Vice Provost sets goals, develops long-range vision and plans in alignment with the University's strategic framework, promotes high standards in education and administration, supports the needs of an outstanding and diverse graduate student body, and allocates resources strategically to achieve university objectives. The Vice Provost works with campus leadership, Academic Senate, and academic units across the university in the maintenance, innovation, development, and implementation of graduate programs and represents the Graduate School in various forums at the campus, local, state, and national levels. The Vice Provost is an active member of the Vice Provosts' Council and Academic Leadership Team thereby contributing to the overall direction and well-being of the University.
The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies supervises a staff of 12 who serve as the admission office and academic affairs office for 3,500+ students in all graduate programs at the UO except the JD. The Vice Provost plays an important role in the University's overall academic budgeting process by participating in the central allocation of support of graduate employees, and managing special programs for first year and dissertation PhD fellowships.
- A distinguished record of teaching, research, and professional
service appropriate for a full professor with tenure at the
University of Oregon
- An earned doctoral degree
- A personal commitment to and record of success in advancing
diversity and supporting an equitable and inclusive
- Experience in developing and pursuing a strategic vision of
excellence in an academic setting or a similar context
- Administrative leadership experience and management acumen
gained within an academic, professional, organizational, or
- A record demonstrating a commitment to and passion for graduate
- A strong knowledge of the internal and external mechanisms
required to sustain and expand a world-class research
- An enthusiasm for fundraising, and the ability to forge new
opportunities for corporate partnerships, sponsored research, and
- Strategic capacity: the ability to envision, create, and
capitalize on novel opportunities for the Graduate School and to
inspire key constituencies to achieve the school's
- A commitment to interdisciplinary work: the wide-ranging
intellectual interests to appreciate and support the varied work
across the UO
- Ability to build strong relationships with faculty and the
ability to connect with, engage, and influence them
- Outstanding communication skills: the ability to articulate a
vision, inspire others, attract partners, and generate enthusiasm
with varied constituencies
- Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to connect with the
members of the graduate community regionally, nationally, and
internationally and to work effectively across the division and the
campus and with external groups
- An entrepreneurial spirit: the mindset and personality to
stimulate new directions, growth and change, to promote existing
resources to the best advantage, and to build for the
- Integrity and the highest standards of ethical behavior
- Knowledge of emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in
- Strong desire to advocate constructively for graduate
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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