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.
- 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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrated capacity to develop a comprehensive vision and to
take bold and innovative actions that reflect wisdom and
- 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
- Passion for the advancement of the OSU-OKC and OSU brands
through positive engagement and professionalism.
- Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
Earned doctorate from an accredited college or university.
- Experience as a Provost and/or Vice President of Academic
Affairs, or similar position.
- Experience with higher education accreditation.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provides leadership for all academic units and personnel;
direct supervisees include OSU-OKC’s Division Heads and the
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
- Ensures the evaluation and professional development of all
- Ensures the alignment of academic resources to the needs of
students and other stakeholders.
- 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.
- Is responsible for the advancement of student access and
- Ensures quality academic advising for all credential-seeking
- Is responsible for institutional accreditation and serves as,
or supervises, OSU-OKC’s Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
- Oversees academic appeals processes and is responsible for
granting exceptions to academic policy when justified.
- Is responsible for the delivery and ongoing evaluation of all
academic programs and services.
- Promotes fulfillment of OSU-OKC’s mission, vision and strategic
- Ensures the assessment of student learning and use of data for
- Is responsible for the oversight of academic policy and
procedures and compliance with them.
- Provides leadership and direction for the creation of
program-specific articulation agreements with state, regional and
national colleges and universities.
- Maintains productive relationships with other educational
institutions, including schools, technology centers and other
colleges and universities.
- Serves as a contributing member of the President’s Executive
- Completes all mandatory training and participates in a minimum
of two professional development activities each year.
- 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.
- 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.
- Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and
- Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other
- Requires possible lifting of up to 25 lbs. (If an object
weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a
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
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.