Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs
The Ohio State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs.
The University seeks an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual to lead in the continued development of its global strategies and to preside over an Office of International Affairs that highlights Ohio State's eminence in research and teaching on a global scale. The Office of International Affairs is comprised of Global Gateways, Study Abroad, International Students and Scholars, and five Area Studies Centers that advance knowledge and awareness of international cultures and world regions. As Ohio State strives for high distinction in teaching and learning, research and creative expression, and engagement, the Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs provides leadership and innovation to facilitate international opportunities, and makes educational resources accessible for the campus, international guests and the community beyond. The Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs will play a pivotal role in broadening Ohio State's international orientation, reach and reputation in fulfillment of the university's strategic plan.
Building upon the very strong foundation established over the last several years, the next Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs will have the opportunity to:
Provide vision and leadership for Ohio State's comprehensive international strategy,
Develop new initiatives and strategic partnerships and strengthen existing ones;
Provide expert counsel to the president, Executive Vice President and Provost, deans, and university leaders in international matters;
Help facilitate the evolution and growth of the Global Gateways;
Represent Ohio State with distinction in various settings;
Secure external and internal funding to support international activities and programs;
Partner to define and implement strategies for attracting and engaging international students and faculty, and foster programs to internationalize academic units;
Develop and oversee study abroad programs;
Provide services to international students and visiting scholars, and to Ohio State's students, and scholars traveling abroad; and
Build and strengthen international partnerships.
The Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost and is a member of the Office of Academic Affairs senior leadership team.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Office of International Affairs
Ohio State is committed to being a pre-eminent global university – one that prepares and supports its students and faculty to participate actively in knowledge-based collaborations around the world. As part of one of America’s best public universities, the Office of International Affairs strives to integrate international dimensions with every facet of the institution, pursues international partnerships and collaborates to solve local and global challenges using Ohio State expertise.
To solidify Ohio State’s commitment to enhancing its global interactions, the university established Global Gateways in Shanghai, China (2010), Mumbai, India (2012), and São Paulo, Brazil (2014). The locations for the Gateways capitalized on the strengths of Ohio State’s connections across the globe and provided the university with myriad opportunities, including operational support for faculty research and teaching and international partnerships, portals for study abroad, locations for international student recruitment, centers for academic programming and executive and corporate training, locations for alumni gatherings, and new ways to partner with Ohio-based companies operating in global markets.
Ohio State’s involvement in China, India and Brazil is robust, engaging with students, faculty and alumni. Moving forward, Ohio State is also considering potential future Gateway locations.
About the University
The Ohio State University is a world-class public, urban, land-grant research university with very high research activity and an engaged university, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. As Ohio's flagship, it is the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state, and it is one of the nation's top 20 public universities. Nearly 65,000 students are enrolled at Ohio State, which includes the university's Columbus campus; its regional campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, where a premium is placed on access; and its Wooster campus, home to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Agricultural Technical Institute. Ohio State has 15 colleges that offer more than 200 undergraduate majors and some 270 master's, doctoral, and professional programs. Ohio State is also recognized for its top-rated academic medical center and premier cancer hospital and research center. Its 3,000 faculty include members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Sloan, Guggenheim and Fulbright scholars; and distinguished fellows from numerous learned societies. Ohio State is a member of the Association of American Universities and is the only public university in Ohio to which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has given both its highest overall classification of Research University Very High and highest undergraduate admissions classification of High Undergraduate. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has also twice honored Ohio State, most recently in 2105, with its Community Engagement Classification. The honor recognizes the University for its extensive engagement programming and how its mission, culture, curriculum, and resources are structured to support high-impact community engagement. Additional information about The Ohio State University may be found at www.osu.edu and http://trustees.osu.edu/universityportrait/.
The successful candidate for this position will have a clear and compelling vision for the further development and implementation of Ohio State's international mission and engagement strategy. The successful candidate will be an innovative and experienced leader and manager capable of motivating and collaborating with diverse teams of employees to develop and execute plans to enhance the overall success of international education and engagement university-wide. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in a leadership position and possess excellent business and interpersonal skills and fund-raising capabilities. Candidates who have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and a record of scholarly achievement sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at the rank of professor are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, candidates from non-academic environments with significant international engagement and leadership experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will:
Have a compelling vision of the future of international engagement, one that will inspire institutional growth and change;
Have knowledge of evolving patterns of international collaborations between universities and global partners;
Have a demonstrated understanding of issues involved in effective delivery of high quality international instructional programs;
Have demonstrated an ability to develop overseas partnerships to enhance educational opportunities for students and faculty and to expand international programs and presence both locally and abroad;
Have demonstrated an ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and team-building and working cooperatively with peers, employees, faculty, and with a diverse group of university constituencies;
Have demonstrated the ability to engage and develop international or intercultural partnerships with civic, community, cultural, and industry leaders locally and globally in ways that will benefit university students, faculty, and alumni;
Possess the collaborative spirit and skills required to forge effective alliances with multicultural and international stakeholders;
Possess the organizational and political savvy to navigate complex institutions and relationships; and
Possess the intellectual and managerial leadership to inspire excellence in international education, research, and service across the university.
Target Salary: The salary is commensurate with experience.
Job Category: Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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