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Assistant Vice Provost - Archive
Office of Academic Affairs

Posting: 15372
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2015-12-27

Reports to:  Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Term:  1.0 FTE for 12 months (renewable annually)
Salary:  Commensurate with experience
Closing Date:  Application review begins October 9, 2015; Open until Filled

General Responsibilities:

The assistant vice provost reports directly to the senior vice provost and works closely, collaboratively, and confidentially with Academic Affairs staff supporting the ongoing direction of academic and personnel activities of the university. The individual in this position provides the necessary comprehensive and administrative organization and support to specific projects, programs, and critical areas of Academic Affairs.  The position regularly requires the exercise of independent judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of the University of Oregon, its programs and personnel, and current issues.  The person in the position is involved in many sensitive, detailed, and confidential issues.

Academic Affairs has a strong role in advising and communicating with all departments/units and colleges in the interpretation of academic practice and policy. The assistant vice provost supports the office on many academic faculty matters.  The assistant vice provost represents Academic Affairs to the administrative leadership of the university, the schools and colleges, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, Human Resources, and United Academics.  The person in this position will participate in meetings and serve on committees involving faculty or programmatic issues.

Qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Five years of progressive employment experience in higher education, in position(s) requiring broad knowledge and understanding of campus issues, policies, and practices.

Professional competencies:

  • Ability to work across partisan and ideological lines to build consensus for university and faculty issues.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to represent the university in a professional manner with diverse set of internal and external constituents including faculty, students, staff, administrators and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and edit complex policy and procedures as well as clear and carefully constructed communications. Ability to create content for print and web publications.

Preferred competencies:

  • Experience or advanced training in labor and employment relations.
  • Experience or training in labor contract negotiations, practices and strategies, and contract administration.
  • Background in mediating conflicts among competing interests.
  • Familiarity with university organizational structure, policies, and political issues in higher education.
  • Knowledge of Oregon employment law, in particular the Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act, and the Oregon Employment Relations Board.

Final candidate for the position must successfully complete a criminal background check.

Application Procedure:   Each applicant must submit:

  1. Unclassified Employment Application (short form) http://ups.uoregon.edu/sites/ups.uoregon.edu/files/ups/EmplAppShort%20rev.pdf;
  2. A cover letter which addresses your interest in the position and how you meet the minimum requirements;
  3. Current resume that includes educational and professional work experience that includes dates of employment;
  4. Name, phone number, and email address of three professional references;

Send application materials via email attachments to Sonja K. Runberg at srunberg@uoregon.edu.  Please include “Assistant Vice Provost” in the subject line. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by October 9, 2015, although the 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 ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.