During the 2012-13 academic year, Oakland University will conduct a national search for its next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The firm Academic Search
has been selected to conduct the search in conjunction with a 16-member search committee. This site is designed to keep members of the campus community, potential candidates, and others informed about the search. Check back often for updates.
Use Google Drive
(you must be signed in with your OU email to view) to see all of the finalists' information -- including biographical information, resume, and campus interview schedules -- in one convenient location.
Nomination and Application Submission
Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, announces a national search for a senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. The provost is administratively responsible for all academic departments and programs, while also serving as a key member of Oakland’s senior administrative team. The new provost will be expected to assume office on or about July 1, 2013.
The university was established in 1957 when the late Alfred and Matilda Wilson donated $2 million and their 1,500-acre estate to Michigan State University to start a new college in Oakland County. The university now enrolls more than 19,000 students in more than 130 baccalaureate and more than 125 graduate degree and certificate programs and is rated one of the country’s 82 doctoral/research intensive universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is located in Oakland County, one of the most prosperous counties in the United States. Facilities for nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, including five world headquarters, and more than 800 internationally owned companies are located within the county.
The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship commensurate with full professor status at Oakland, and strong academic leadership experience.
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. A complete position description, including requirements for the position, can be found at www.academic-search.com under current searches. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, and a list of at least five references with contact information. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Nominations and expressions of interest, which will be treated in confidence, should be sent electronically to OaklandProvost@academic-search.com.
The position will remain open until filled. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Dr. Tom Fitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jessica Kozloff at email@example.com.
Oakland University, as an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable state and federal laws regarding anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
To make a nomination for the position of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, please contact or send an email to:
Dr. Jessica S. Kozloff
Dr. R. Thomas Fitch
Andrea B. Cowsert
Academic Search, Inc.
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 705
Washington, D.C., 20006
Phone: (202) 332-4049
Fax: (202) 234-7640
Nominations will be handled by consultants from the search firm rather than by the search committee to ensure the highest degree of confidentiality for all candidates. In addition, confidential conversations about the position can be arranged by contacting Dr. Fitch or Dr. Kozloff.
Search Committee Chair
Professor & Chair, Political Science
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine
Government & Community Relations
Distinguished Professor, Education
School of Education & Human Services
School of Business Administration
Associate Professor, Art
Art & Art History
Professor, Health Sciences & Dean
School of Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Kresge Library
Chair, OU Board of Trustees
Professor, Sociology & Chair
Sociology & Anthropology
Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Director,
FAJRI, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Associate Professor, Dance
Music, Theatre & Dance
Member, OU Board of Trustees
Maggie Allesee Endowed Adjunct Professor,
School of Nursing
Search Committee Administrative Liaison
Office of the President
||Committee meets to review applications and reduce candidate pool for semi-finalists neutral site interviews.
|April 5 and 6
||Neutral site interviews. Committee reduces candidate pool of unranked finalists for campus interviews.
||Committee makes recommendation to President Russi.
||President Russi consults with trustees and makes choice and extends offer.
||Appointee assumes office.
About Oakland University
Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 133 bachelor's degree programs and 128 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College.