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211-02: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaborations

Posting Date: March 24, 2011

Closing Date: Position Open Until Filled - Priority will be given to applications received by April 29, 2011

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaborations

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Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

FTE: 1.00

The position is located on the Portland State University campus in Portland, Oregon.


The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaborations supports the Vice Chancellor in the areas of PK-20 academic standards, student learning assessment, teacher education, diversity efforts, and support for the academic role of OUS faculty.

Particular emphasis is placed on national, statewide and OUS initiatives directed at monitoring and enhancing the success of students as they move into and through OUS institutions.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor frequently leads in addressing OUS and statewide issues; aligning planning efforts; providing analytical support to ensure informed Board and executive-level decision-making; and preparing and presenting the outcomes of Oregon University System (OUS) strategic academic initiatives. This position exercises considerable independent judgment and makes high level decisions on a diverse and complex range of academic policies, processes and standards, and the alignment thereof within the OUS and between the OUS and the Oregon Departments of Education (ODE) and Community Colleges and Workforce Development.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor is key liaison to internal and external stakeholders, task forces, and work groups, and so develops and fosters collaborative interactions with academic leadership of the OUS campuses, internal and external stakeholders of the university system, and external partners from all sectors of the education enterprise. Decisions from this position produce perceptive long range strategic plans, and their effective implementation, that are focused on teacher education, OUS faculty and the academic preparation, and assessment and success of OUS students. These actions have direct impact on the financial activities of OUS. In addition, this position serves in the absence of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies.


Doctoral degree in an academic discipline or other terminal degree


  • At least three years of direct experience with administrative experience in supporting higher education academic strategies
  • Experience using quantitative statistics, probability, and mathematical analyses
  • Experience in the assessment of students’ learning at both the course and program level
  • Experience interpreting and giving input to Board academic policies, campus proposals, and task force recommendations
  • Experience coordinating the implementation of organizational changes in academic strategy
  • Demonstrated success in creating collaborative, goal-centered relationships among varied and sometimes competing stakeholders

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A criminal background check is required for this position.


For immediate consideration submit an Oregon University System employment application, a cover letter highlighting your qualifications, and your current curriculum vitae. Employment applications can be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (541) 346-5832 or from our website http://www.ous.edu/about/employment employment opportunities link.

Send application packet to:
Asst. Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards & Collaboration Search
c/o Melanie Bennett
Office of the Chancellor
Portland State University, Mail Code: CHAN
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Fax 503-725-5709 or email: melanie_bennett@ous.edu

The Oregon University System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to development of an inclusive, multicultural higher educational environment.

The Oregon University System consists of seven universities under the control of the governor-appointed State Board of Higher Education. The Chancellor is the System's chief executive officer, with vice chancellors and deputies having responsibilities for Strategic Programs and Planning; Graduate and Research Policy; Enrollment Policy and Community Colleges; K-12 and Teacher Programs; and Finance and Administration.