Vice Provost for International Programs

Oregon State University in Oregon

Deadline October 17, 2014
Date Posted July 29, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Oregon State University



Oregon State University seeks an outstanding academic leader to shape the universitys strategic directions in the international arena.


The Vice Provost for International Programs (VPIP) plays a key role in developing and implementing programs that further the universitys internationalization efforts and advance international education programs across the campus. Primary responsibilities include the development of OSUs evolving global strategies and leadership of the Division of International Programs, while working to advance the success of the INTO Oregon State University (INTO OSU) joint venture.


The VPIP is the principal architect of OSUs engagement on the global scene. The Vice Provost provides creative and collaborative leadership across several critical areas: (1) development and implementation of strategic directions in internationalization, (2) campus-wide coordination of international efforts, (3) facilitating successful integration of international students and scholars who come to OSU, (4) supporting and expanding education abroad programs for students and faculty, and (5) oversight of INTO Oregon State University academic programs and the OSU Office of International Admissions.

The VPIP position requires vigorous collaboration with a wide range of constituents, including OSU faculty, academic administration, and the INTO OSU Center.


The VPIP reports to, and serves at the pleasure of, the Provost and Executive Vice President.

Key expectations for the VPIP include:

  • advance a compelling vision for the internationalization of Oregon State University and advance an international agenda at OSU that prepares students for a multifaceted, international future characterized by diverse ideologies and identities;
  • maintain budget accountability for the Division of International Programs
  • collaborate with the OSU Alumni Association and OSU Foundation, and others, to advance an engagement strategy for international alumni;
  • collaborate with the Risk Management Office to manage the international risk associated with faculty, staff and student overseas activity;
  • contribute significantly to the development of strategic international partnerships including dual/joint degree programs;
  • contribute to the success and growth of OSUs partnership with INTO University Partnerships;
  • oversee, in collaboration with the INTO OSU Center Director, the academic programs of INTO Oregon State University, including building relationships with and working with OSU divisions, colleges, departments and units; assessment of international student success in full degree-seeking OSU programs; and the development of new programs
  • establish and maintain collaborative and effective linkages with OSU academic departments and colleges, as well as administrative divisions;
  • establish as a priority the commitment to a diverse and multicultural university to help enrich our campus in this regard in student, staff, and faculty recruitment and retention efforts;
  • liaise with Oregons government and business community
  • engage with the University International Strategies Committee, which is advisory to the Provost, to advance the universitys internationalization agenda
  • Doctoral degree (or its equivalent)
  • significant administrative experience, including budget and financial management processes, public relations, strategic planning, policy formation, personnel management, and supervision
  • ability to articulate and align people around a vision for the direction of the Division of International Programs that is responsive to institutional change and moves OSU forward in its goal to be a top-10 land grant university
  • superior interpersonal and communication skills; ability to foster collaboration and trust and to work collegially; ability to inspire others to high levels of performance
  • demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and equity, with particular emphasis on gender and multicultural issues
  • human sensitivity and intercultural communication skills to collaborate and work with people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • significant experience with international programs in an academic setting
  • understanding of issues and opportunities involving immigration, education abroad, international and global studies curricula, and intensive English instruction

Required qualifications for the VPIP position include:

About Oregon State University, OSU International Programs, & INTO OSU

Nominations & Applications

Nominations may be submitted via email to at any time.


Applications must include a letter of interest, including a statement of philosophy for the Vice Provosts role and addressing each of the qualifications for this position; CV; and contact information for five current references, including each references name, title, address, telephone number, and electronic mail address.


Materials should be submitted by October 17, 2014 to receive full consideration. Please submit your materials at (posting number 0012442).


Strict confidentiality will be maintained, and references will not be contacted without permission.


The search process will be managed by, and questions can be referred to, Gigi Bruce at The search committee is chaired by Toni Doolen, Dean of the University Honors College,


OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at