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Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (Internal Employment Opportunity)
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
Date Posted 05/24/2021
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Internal Employment Opportunity

The Provost Office is seeking a Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs . This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs heads the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) and oversees five areas: university-level programs to build and support an outstanding and diverse faculty; programs and initiatives to develop and support academic leaders (department heads, school directors, and deans); implementation of the university’s strategic plan; leadership of international strategies and global engagement; and academic policies and procedures, faculty personnel matters and approvals, and faculty labor relations.

As one of seven vice provosts reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the VPFA (previously Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs) is a member of the Provost’s Senior Leadership Team. The VPFA also attends the meetings of the Provost’s Council of Deans and serves as a member of the University Cabinet.

In their role providing leadership related to faculty affairs, the VPFA has significant impact on the University’s intellectual life. As staff and close partner to the Provost, the VPFA oversees a wide array of special projects and initiatives. Portfolios and related staff reporting to the VPFA include: University Libraries and OSU Press; policies and standards; international and global engagement; faculty and leadership development; ESL instruction; and, in partnership with University Human Resources (UHR), labor relations.

As the University’s senior international officer, the VPFA is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of OSU’s International and Global Engagement Strategy. This work is done in partnership with leaders of administrative units that support the University’s internationalization goals, including the Office of International Services (based in Division of Student Affairs), the Office of Global Opportunities (based in Undergraduate Education), and INTO OSU.

The VPFA oversees OSU ADVANCE and works to support the study and practice of equity, inclusion, and justice for women and others from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.
In leading the areas listed above, the VPFA works regularly with other senior University leaders (vice presidents, vice provosts, academic deans, associate deans, department, and school heads, etc.) and Faculty Senate leadership. In particular, the VPFA works in close partnership with the Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel, Vice President for Research, and Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer.

While fundraising is not a primary expectation for the VPFA, occasionally this position will assist the University and the Oregon State University Foundation (OSUF) in donor stewardship and growing philanthropy. Attendance at some OSUF or other fundraising/donor events will be expected, and when attending these events, the VPFA is acting in an official University capacity.

Position Duties

100% Duties consist of:

Build and Support an Outstanding and Diverse Faculty

  • New faculty orientation
  • Faculty professional development
  • Promotion and tenure
  • Dual career initiative
  • Diversity and other hiring initiatives
  • Awards and recognition programs
  • Oversight of ESL Instructors based in INTO OSU
  • Liaison to Faculty Senate when appropriate

Develop and Support Academic Leaders

  • Academic Leadership Academy
  • Provost Fellows Program
  • Strategies and initiatives to support the success of senior leaders, including executive onboarding
  • Oversee Oregon State ADVANCE
  • Oversee initiatives in support of senior women leaders and leaders from other underrepresented groups

Oversee Implementation of OSU’s Strategic Plan

Lead the University’s International and Global Engagement Strategy

  • Serve as the University’s senior international officer (SIO)
  • Strategy development and coordination

Oversee Academic Policies and Procedures, Resolve Faculty Personnel Matters, and Oversee Faculty Labor Relations

  • Oversight of the development, maintenance, and archiving of University policies and standards
  • Emeritus requests
  • Faculty employment policies
  • Conflict resolution and faculty discipline
  • Employee and Labor Relations (in partnership with UHR)
  • Sabbaticals and leaves
  • Faculty compensation and stipend approvals exceeding 10 percent
  • Review of faculty EOA cases, including letters of reprimand, sanctions, and other actions

Direct line supervision of:

  • Dean of Libraries
  • Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development
  • Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director, Employee and Labor Relations (dual report to the Chief Human Resources Officer)
  • Director, University Policies and Standards
  • Director, INTO OSU Academic Programs (dual report to the Executive Director of INTO OSU)
  • Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost
  • Faculty Affairs Associate
  • Global Affairs Associate
  • Program Technician I (classified)
  • Analyst Programmer (classified)

Minimum/Required Qualifications

  • Current employment as a Professor with Indefinite Tenure at Oregon State University
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader of an academic unit (department, school, college)
  • Ability to align people around shared goals; ability to inspire others to high levels of performance
  • Ability to foster collaboration and trust, and to work collegially
  • Budget and financial management experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and social justice, with particular emphasis on gender and multicultural issues
  • Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning
  • Evidence of a commitment to shared governance
  • Experience leading international or global engagement initiatives or projects
  • Human sensitivity and intercultural communication skills to deal with people from a broad diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Policy formation experience
  • Record of significant engagement across the University
  • Sound judgement; discretion; confidentiality; highest level of integrity
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Substantial personnel management experience, including complex and difficult personnel issues and direct line supervision of academic and professional faculty
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications


Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The VPFA works in a typical office environment. Some local, regional, national, and international travel will be required.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

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Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an Internal Employment Opportunity

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Gigi Bruce at Gigi.Bruce@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8414.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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