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Position Profile

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provide dynamic and innovative leadership for academic programs, student recruitment and retention, and faculty development.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the president and serves as the university’s chief academic officer providing leadership and oversight for all schools and colleges of Oklahoma City University and several academic support offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides academic and administrative leadership to ensure excellence in academic programs and faculty development and recruitment.
  • Fosters a collegial working relationship with the faculty in matters that will improve teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Supervises and maintains an ongoing evaluation of academic programs and curricular services and measures their effectiveness.
  • Works with the academic units to develop and recommend academic programs, academic staff parameters, and resource goals.
  • Evaluates proposed curricular changes with respect to resource implications and institutional priorities.
  • Manages, in a fiscally responsible manner, the effective and efficient use of academic affairs resources.
  • Coordinates, in conjunction with the President, communication with the Board of Trustees, Academic Affairs Trustee Committee, and the Development and Strategic Planning Committee.
  • Serves on or appoints a representative to most University committees.
  • Serves as the University administrative liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • Works with the academic and support units to prepare, submit and execute budgets.
  • Coordinates recommendations for appointments, salaries, promotions, tenure, leaves of absence, and sabbaticals of faculty.
  • Oversees full-time and adjunct faculty workload and performance matters.
  • Oversees faculty evaluations.
  • Conducts timely evaluations of those programs and personnel directly responsible to the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Chairs or designates Chair of committees and councils as defined in the faculty handbook.
  • Coordinates communication with appropriate external agencies regarding the University’s academic programs.
  • Oversees the production of the University Catalog, Faculty Handbook, faculty recruitment brochure , and video, and the new faculty bulletin.
  • Oversees University commencement activities.
  • Serves as one of the University representatives during negotiations with other institutions and/or corporations involving academic programming or the use of instructional facilities.
  • Liaison to Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association and oversees university accreditation processes to ensure compliance with standards.
  • In the absence of the President serves in the capacity as acting Chief Executive Officer of the University.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An earned terminal degree in a discipline associated with the university.
  • A distinguished record of academic accomplishment in teaching, scholarship, service, and administration in higher education.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior administrative role in higher education.
  • Demonstrated record of ethical, dynamic, and innovative leadership, with excellent interpersonal and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated experience building and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
  • Experience working within and promoting strong systems of shared governance between faculty and administration that increases collaboration creates useful links between constituencies and builds needed partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, budgeting, and financial management.
  • Excellent communication skills that build and enhance relationships with a wide variety of audiences