Executive Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

The Office of the Provost (OtP) has launched an internal search for an executive vice provost for academic affairs (EVPAA). The EVPAA is a senior position within OtP, is the primary point person for academic and faculty affairs, and reports directly to the provost. The EVPAA’s portfolio includes oversight of a team that promotes and advances OtP initiatives such as academic affairs, curricular matters, academic training, and professional development, online and hybrid education, and employee and labor relations matters.

Search Committee

Finalist A - Adell Amos

  • Schedule
  • Survey (survey will open on October 9 and will close on October 14 at 12:00 pm)

Finalist B - Janet Woodruff-Borden

  • Schedule
  • Survey (survey will open on October 10 and will close on October 14 at 12:00 pm)

Search Committee

The committee is comprised of members who hold a tenure-related or career-faculty appointment (TTF or NTTF) at the UO, with the exception of one member who is an officer of administration selected from senior university leadership who will work directly with the EVPAA. One University Senate member is part of the committee.

Liska Chan (Chair), Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design
Elliot Berkman, University Senate Vice President & Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
Steven Chatfield, Professor of Dance, School of Music and Dance
Ellen Herman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
Randy Kamphaus, Dean, College of Education
Laura Pulido, Professor and Department Head, Ethnic Studies
Mark Schmelz, Chief Human Resources Officer
Leah Schneider, Instructor of Marketing, Lundquist College of Business
Brad Shelton, Executive Vice Provost for Academic Operations

Suzette Howard, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Chief of Staff, will provide staff support on behalf of the Office of the Provost.

Position Description

The University of Oregon seeks an individual of significant scholarly accomplishment with the experience, dedication, and breadth of vision to serve as the executive vice provost for academic affairs. The individual should possess a firm commitment to academic excellence, the ability to work constructively and collaboratively with multiple constituencies through a model of shared governance, and a proven ability to translate ideas and visions into action.

Candidates must be tenured members of the University of Oregon faculty. A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates should have a distinguished record of achievement and professional credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor. This position reports directly to the provost.

EVPAA Position Description

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and a modest-length letter of interest (not more than 4 pages) that speaks to your vision for fulfilling the key duties of the position and discusses relevant experiences. Please submit all materials electronically to otp@uoregon.eduApplications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

This position is subject to a criminal background check.

All materials and inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Search materials will be treated as confidential and not subject to disclosure. The search committee will take the privacy of the process seriously, though a variety of campus constituencies will be asked to provide input. Applicants will be asked to sign the normal waiver documents associated with an evaluative review process. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.

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. The university is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

Search Timeline

September 24 – Deadline for applications
To apply, please submit a CV and letter of interest to otp@uoregon.edu.

Second week of October – Finalists posted, meet and greet schedule announced, and Qualtrics feedback tool opened.
All information will be listed on this webpage at least two business days prior to the first meet and greet session.

Late October – Target for selection and announcement.