The University of Oregon seeks a highly accomplished, visionary, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as its next vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the next dean to build upon a trajectory of significant progress to further advance the vision and role of graduate education and research at the UO. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the UO has made graduate education and research a key university priority by fostering a climate of excellence to shape the direction of graduate programs well into the future, an endeavor that is essential to support a vibrant and growing scholarly community and research enterprise.
The University of Oregon Graduate School serves as the institutional home for graduate education, advocates for graduate students, fosters community among graduate students and graduate faculty and promotes excellence and innovation in graduate education and research. Graduate School programs are housed within each school and college at the university. The university’s faculty deliver engaging courses, create unique research opportunities and provide personalized mentorship for all graduate students. The University of Oregon is a key contributor to the welfare and advancement of the state of Oregon, the region and the nation through its robust scholarly and research enterprise and graduate students play an essential role in the vitality of this enterprise. The Graduate School supports more than 3,500 students enrolled in master’s and doctoral degree programs at the UO. Additional information may be found at: https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/.
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities, is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and holds the distinction of a "very high research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university offers 272 undergraduate majors, minors and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines across nine schools and colleges. The university has broad-based academic strengths with eight professional programs and 12 doctoral programs ranked among the top 20 percent nationally.
The next vice provost and dean of the Graduate School will be an accomplished, strategic leader and collaborative professional who will partner with university leadership, faculty and others to shape, develop and implement a vision for enhancing the excellence and role of graduate education at the university. The next dean will be a visible and compelling advocate for graduate education – internally and externally – with a strong capacity for strategic vision and ability to work well in a collaborative environment to advance excellence and innovative programs. In addition, the dean will be skilled in the management of significant resources, be passionately interested in students and their development as scholars and demonstrate strong organizational development and management skills. The dean will possess the academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments in her or his core discipline sufficient to qualify for tenure and appointment at the level of full professor at the University of Oregon. A comprehensive leadership profile can be found at: www.wittkieffer.com.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 30, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Oregon’s consultants, Suzanne Teer and Brian Bloomfield at UOregonGraduateDean@wittkieffer.com.