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Provost/VP Academic Affairs
Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Date Posted 07/12/2019
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Department: Office of the Provost

Work Location: Klamath Falls

Position Summary:

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost).

Oregon Tech has locations across the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, this includes its traditional, residential and largest campus in Klamath Falls in scenic southern Oregon, an urban campus in the Portland Metro area (Portland-Metro campus located in Wilsonville); an Online Campus offering a growing number of completion and full degree programs; a program site offering a B.S. in dental hygiene in Oregon’s Capital of Salem (co-located with a community college); and in Washington state, Oregon Tech offers degrees to employees of the Boeing Company at sites in the Seattle/Puget Sound area.

Oregon Tech's curriculum is focused on applied technologies, engineering, health professions, applied social sciences, communication, and business. Faculty members and instructors teach theory and application of that theory through labs and centers of research, practice, and service. Oregon Tech offers a student-centered learning atmosphere where faculty take great pride and ownership in teaching their classes and labs with great dedication, mentoring and advising students, and providing guidance on research, internships and externships.

The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of Oregon Tech, responsible to the president for all academic activities and supporting resources related to curriculum, teaching, scholarship, outreach, planning, and fiscal management across all of its campuses. The incoming Provost will work closely with President Nagi Naganathan who has articulated a strong vision for Oregon Tech to be a globally recognized polytechnic with a clear reputation as 'industry's university'. The Provost will establish and implement an academic vision, provide oversight, leadership, and support to the dean of the college of Engineering, Technology and Management and the dean of the college of Health, Arts and Sciences, work in close coordination with the vice presidents and other executive staff, and manage an academic budget of about $37 million. The Provost should be a transparent and collaborative leader with a deep understanding of the academic underpinnings of a polytechnic education. The Provost is also responsible for managing the operations of the university in the absence of the president.

Additional Requirement:

  • It is required that the next Provost possesses a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the academic disciplines offered by Oregon Tech.


Preferred Requirements:

In addition, it is preferred the Provost possesses:

  • Ten (10) years of progressive and strong academic administration experience, including program development, budgeting, and personnel management.

  • Experience in leading health, engineering, and related technology programs.

  • A proven history of academic leadership, scholarship, commitment to diversity, and a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with all stakeholders.

Application Screening Begins: 03/11/2019

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). The Provost Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full CV, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Oregon Tech. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications are submitted prior to April 10, 2019. For a complete position description, please visit www.parkersearch.com/oregontech-provost.

Jacob C. Anderson, Principal


(770) 804-1996 ext: 111

Background/Pre-Employment Check:

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory background check, motor vehicle check, physical abilities check, and/or any other conditions of employment contained in the vacancy announcement.

AA/EEO Statement:

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resource at 541-885-1028 or oithr@oit.edu.

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