13094I: Vice Provost for International Affairs

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Vice Provost for International Affairs - Archive
Office of International Affairs

Posting: 13094I
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-06-30

Note: UO Employees only

Title:  Vice Provost for International Affairs
Department Office of International Affairs                                              

The University of Oregon, an AAU research university, is seeking an outstanding academic leader to shape UO strategic directions in the international arena.  The Vice Provost for International Affairs provides leadership and guidance to offices that support university internationalization efforts.  The position of Vice Provost for International Affairs requires vigorous collaboration with faculty in international research, outreach, and academic program development, and extensive engagement on behalf of international students and scholars, undergraduate and graduate students in study abroad, and other opportunities for international experience.                                        

General Responsibilities:

The Vice Provost for International Affairs is the principal architect of UO engagement on the global scene.  The Vice Provost provides leadership across several critical areas: (1) development and implementation of strategic directions in internationalization; (2) campus-wide coordination of international programs and initiatives; (3) leadership and managerial oversight for the Office of International Affairs, its component programs, and AHA International; (4) fundraising and international entrepreneurial activity, and (5) serving as a key representative for UO interests abroad.  The Vice Provost for International Affairs also carries out alumni outreach and student recruitment in concert with the Vice Presidents for Development and Enrollment Management.

The Vice Provost for International Affairs reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and is a member of the Vice Provosts’ Council.  The administrator in this position plays the central role in developing programs that further internationalization across the campus.  While exercising management and budget authority over the programs and services that compose the Office of International Affairs, the Vice Provost sets short- and long-term goals for UO international programs with the advice and assistance of the Office of Academic Affairs, UO President and vice presidents, the International Coordinating Council, UO academic deans, International programs directors and coordinators, international student groups, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, as well as other affiliated groups and entities. 

Qualifications: 

(1)   Doctoral degree (or its equivalent) and excellent record of scholarship required, preferably with an international focus.  Must have attained promotion to full professor.

(2)   Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience, including international initiatives.  This experience should give evidence of the ability to:

a.       Relate well to students, faculty, and staff, especially in a team setting;
b.       Manage complex programs;
c.       Manage major operational budgets;
d.       Engage fully with the missions of a research university;
e.       Speak and write effectively across a variety of professional settings.

(3)   Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with other institutions and to position the university nationally and internationally.

(4)   Human sensitivity and communication skills to deal with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Indicators of the required skills include significant international experience through study, employment, or residence abroad, and proficiency in languages other than English.  Ability to administer affirmative action policies effectively and supervise in a culturally diverse workforce.

This position is subject to a credit and criminal background check.

To apply, submit the following:

(1)   Cover letter addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications specified as well as the his/her approach to the critical areas listed in “General Responsibilities,” above;

(2)   Curriculum vitae;

(3)   Contact information for three professional references. 

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials to mmahoney@uoregon.edu by April 26, 2013.  This position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.