Associate Provost for Academic
Immediate review | Open until filled
Annual Salary Range:
$119,031 - $140, 037
This position is responsible for facilitating alignment,
assessment and improvement within and across academic programs,
serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for WOU, supervising
university academic programs, and identifying and developing
critical innovations. While faculty are ultimately responsible for
assessment within their areas of expertise, this position creates
and maintains systems, including technology and professional
development to support faculty in this work, reporting of
assessment results, and fostering a culture of meaningful
assessment as a way to tell our story and use data to inform
practice. Assessment work supported by this position
includes: Assessment of Undergraduate and Graduate Learning
Outcomes, General Education assessment, program assessment, and
Academic Program Review.
In keeping with the position’s focus on academic effectiveness,
this position collaborates with the General Education Committee and
Honors Director/Honors Committee on the approval, management and
implementation of new general education curricula. This position
also works with the deans and Partnership Specialist to facilitate
new and innovative programs such as pre-college programs,
non-degree seeking opportunities, credit for prior learning, and
course audits. As a member of the Academic Affairs Council, this
position engages in and benefits from the collaborative advising
environment of the Council. This position collaborates with diverse
partners across Academic Affairs and WOU and has the opportunity to
promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout systems of
- Earned doctorate or terminal degree or master’s degree in an
- Academic leadership experience at the department level or
- Demonstrated experience working with and supporting the success
of people who have diverse backgrounds, cultures, and
- Earned tenure with academic qualifications meriting appointment
at the rank of associate or full professor at WOU.
- Demonstrated experience implementing assessment of student
learning outcomes at the program and/or university level.
- Experience supervising and mentoring individuals with a variety
of backgrounds and educational levels.
- Experience with shared governance in a higher education setting
with collective bargaining.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating collaborative projects and
efforts among diverse stakeholders.
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knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.
Required Application materials (PDF
- WOU Employment Application form
- Cover Letter that addresses each qualification of the
Contact information for three professional References will be
requested from finalists.
Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
All WOU students and employees are required to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19. All newly hired employees must meet
the vaccination requirement or file an exemption prior to their
first day of employment.
Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for
eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a
generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates
for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public
Background and Education Check:
A criminal background check and an education check will be
required as a condition of employment
Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer that
is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on
race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected
characteristic as outlined by federal, state and local laws.
Western Oregon University only considers visa support for Tenure
Track faculty employees placed in specialized positions that are
continuing regular university appointments for multiple years.