Oregon Institute of Technology seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative academic leader to serve as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is the premier public polytechnic institution in the Pacific Northwest. With enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, Oregon Tech’s philosophy of hands-on education for real-world achievement provides students with a rigorous, practical university experience. Oregon Tech’s curriculum blends theory and practice and is reinforced in the classroom by instructors with relevant academic, business, industrial, or clinical experience. While Oregon Tech is best known for its traditional engineering, healthcare, and technological core, a broader range of degrees prepares students for an ever changing economy. Oregon Tech has locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, this includes the traditional, residential and largest campus in Klamath Falls, the urban campus in the Portland Metro area (located in Wilsonville), a program site in Oregon's Capitol of Salem at a community college, as well as growing online degree options. In Washington, Oregon Tech offers degrees to employees of the Boeing Company at sites in the Puget Sound area.
Oregon Tech’s curriculum is focused on applied technologies, engineering, health professions, applied social sciences, communication, and management. Faculty members and instructors teach theory and application of that theory through labs and research centers. Oregon Tech offers a student-centered learning atmosphere where faculty teach their own classes and instruct their own labs, mentor and advise students, and provide guidance on research 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 be responsible for working closely with the incoming president to 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 manage an academic budget of $25.8 million. She or he 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 university in the absence of the president. Additional information, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 3, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the college’s consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Ben Haden of Witt/Kieffer, at OregonTechProvost@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Oregon Tech’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive university requires that no person experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression or any other protected personal characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who actively demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.