Position Announcement

Oklahoma State University

Provost and Senior Vice President

Oklahoma State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President.  OSU is a comprehensive land-grant institution that is internationally recognized for its instruction, research, and outreach programs.  System-wide enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, with nearly 26,000 enrolled at the OSU-Stillwater campus. For additional information on OSU and the search, please go to the website: provost.search.okstate.edu

Responsibilities:  The Provost, serving at the Chief Academic Officer, is expected to: plan, implement, and coordinate academic programs; foster the academic growth and development of faculty, staff, and students; develop and execute academic policies; administer academic programs and related activities; and manage fiscal priorities. The Provost is also expected to provide visionary leadership regarding online course offerings, classroom management systems, and other technologically-enhanced learning platforms, including the use of OSU’s web-based television station http://www.ostate.tv/.  The Provost reports directly to the President of the OSU System.  Direct reports to the Provost include the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Associate Provost for Graduate Education, as well as the Dean of each academic college and the Library. Some additional units for which the Provost is responsible include: International Education and Outreach; University Assessment and Testing; the Honors College; Scholar Development; Registrar; Academic Services for Student Athletes; LASSO Center; Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence; and academic programs across the OSU System.

Qualifications:  OSU seeks an exceptional and dynamic individual with an earned doctorate, a distinguished record of scholarly professional accomplishments, and academic credentials meritorious of a tenured professor appointment. The successful candidate must be positive and energetic with a demonstrated capacity to develop a comprehensive vision and to take innovative and bold action that reflects wisdom and foresight.  The Provost must be a highly persuasive leader motivated to work with OSU’s System President, faculty, particularly Faculty Council, staff, and students to promote a comprehensive strategic vision elevating OSU within the ranks of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions. Additional qualifications include: successful leadership and academic administrative experience at the comprehensive research university, including an ability to effectively manage multiple areas and units; an appreciation of the land-grant mission of OSU; demonstrated commitment to the success of students and faculty in their academic pursuits; a recognized commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion, as well as enhancing equal opportunities for all individuals throughout the University system; and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with OSU’s System President, faculty, administrators, students, and staff.

Application/Nomination Procedures:  Applicants should send an academic resume, a letter of interest, and the names, addresses (including e-mail addresses), and telephone numbers of four references.  References will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate. Nominations should include the complete name, address, and telephone number as well as a brief description of the nominee. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate is selected, however, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1, 2013, to receive optimal considerationFor more information, please visit: http://provostsearch.okstate.edu.

Please send applications and nominations to:

Storbeck/Pimentel - executive search consultantsAlberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA  91754
323-260-7889 (FAX)
Email:  apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com
Refer to code “OSU-PSVP” in the subject line

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity E-Verify Employer committed to diversity. OSU is a tobacco-free campus.