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Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs

Employer
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Location
Oklahoma, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

 

Job Summary:

The Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) serves as the Chief Academic Officer. The Provost/VPAA is responsible for the creation, implementation and fulfillment of OSU-OKC’s academic priorities in consultation with the President, Executive Team and other institutional stakeholders. The Provost/VPAA is responsible for the recruitment, retention, engagement, and development of diverse, excellence-driven academic personnel, and works closely with leadership, faculty, staff and others in the creation, delivery and continuous improvement of high-quality academic programs and services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Work Experience:

  • Five or more years of progressive managerial or related leadership experience in a higher education environment.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with diverse constituencies.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated capacity to develop a comprehensive vision and to take bold and innovative actions that reflect wisdom and foresight.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire others for effective, creative and productive performance in instruction and outreach.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, retention and success of faculty, students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, administrators, students, staff and other institutional stakeholders.
  • Passion for the advancement of the OSU-OKC and OSU brands through positive engagement and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.

 Education:

Earned doctorate from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Provost and/or Vice President of Academic Affairs, or similar position.
  • Experience with higher education accreditation.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides leadership for all academic units and personnel; direct supervisees include OSU-OKC’s Division Heads and the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  2. Ensures the evaluation and professional development of all academic personnel.
  3. Ensures the alignment of academic resources to the needs of students and other stakeholders.
  4. Identifies and engages institutional partners, including employers, to ensure the relevance of OSU-OKC’s educational programs and services to the needs of the campus community.
  5. Is responsible for the advancement of student access and success.
  6. Ensures quality academic advising for all credential-seeking students.
  7. Is responsible for institutional accreditation and serves as, or supervises, OSU-OKC’s Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Liaison Officer.
  8. Oversees academic appeals processes and is responsible for granting exceptions to academic policy when justified.
  9. Is responsible for the delivery and ongoing evaluation of all academic programs and services.
  10. Promotes fulfillment of OSU-OKC’s mission, vision and strategic priorities.
  11. Ensures the assessment of student learning and use of data for continuous improvement.
  12. Is responsible for the oversight of academic policy and procedures and compliance with them.
  13. Provides leadership and direction for the creation of program-specific articulation agreements with state, regional and national colleges and universities.
  14. Maintains productive relationships with other educational institutions, including schools, technology centers and other colleges and universities.
  15. Serves as a contributing member of the President’s Executive Team.
  16. Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum of two professional development activities each year.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Travel required.
  • Work will be performed in an office and learning environments with a significant amount of public interaction in person, by telephone, via email and various communication platforms.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
  • Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
  • Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift).

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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