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Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Western Oregon University
Oregon, United States
$119,031.00 - $140,037.00
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Recruitment #:                      S2224

Review Date:                        Immediate review | Open until filled

Department:                         Academic Affairs

Annual Salary Range:           $119,031 - $140, 037


Job Summary:

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 academic effectiveness.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree or master’s degree in an academic discipline.
  • Academic leadership experience at the department level or higher.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and supporting the success of people who have diverse backgrounds, cultures, and languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.


Click here for the complete position description which includes knowledge areas and preferred qualifications.

Required Application materials (PDF only):  

  1. WOU Employment Application form available here
  2. Cover Letter that addresses each qualification of the position
  3. Resume


Application information:

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 Universities.


Background and Education Check:

A criminal background check and an education check will be required as a condition of employment


Other Information:

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.



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