Dean, David L. Boren College of International Studies & Associate Provost for International Programs

Norman, Oklahoma
Jul 30, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean, David L. Boren College of International Studies and Associate Provost for International Programs, the University of Oklahoma


Created in 2011, the David L. Boren College of International Studies is dedicated to advancing international education opportunities for all OU students and to enhancing the experience of international students attending the University of Oklahoma. The College houses the Office of Education Abroad, the Office of International Student Services, and the OU in Arezzo, Italy, and OU in Puebla, Mexico Study Centers. The College’s dynamic academic unit, the Department of International and Area Studies, is an established center for Middle Eastern Studies and has emerging strength in International Security Studies. 


As the chief academic officer of the College, the Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost of the University and is responsible for defining the College’s strategic priorities and securing resources to deliver these priorities, delivering educational programs and research of the highest quality, and attracting outstanding students. As a key member of the  University’s leadership team, the Dean must be an internal advocate for the College within the University of Oklahoma and have the ability to work across disciplinary and college boundaries as well as the ability to successfully network with alumni and the broader community to raise funds, serving as both an outward-facing representative of the College and an internal mentor and team builder.


The Dean of International Studies also serves as Associate Provost for International Programs, playing a pivotal role in advancing the global orientation of the University as well as advancing academic excellence in International and Area Studies.


We seek a dynamic, collaborative, entrepreneurial leader, committed to the needs of faculty, students, and staff and to OU’s larger global mission.



  • Record of effective, visionary leadership and sound fiscal management at the Chair-, Director-, or higher level.
  • Record of excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service requisite with an appointment at the professor level in International and Area Studies.
  • Demonstrated skills and record of achievement as a communicator, planner, collaborator, manager, and global communicator.
  • Demonstrated experience with international initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to global understanding.
  • Doctorate or other terminal research degree.


About the University

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU is home to over 31,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.


The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. Visit for more information.


The University of Oklahoma is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and fairness in all forms through embracing and utilizing the unique and various backgrounds of our community. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and exclusion based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran.


Nominations and Applications

The university invites letters of nomination, applications, or inquiries about this position. Submit applications (including letter of interest, full CV, and list of references) to David Wrobel, Chair of the Search Committee, at:


Nominations, including full contact and email information for the nominee, and inquiries should be directed to David Wrobel, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]


Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.


Applicants will be notified prior to the solicitation of letters of reference.


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing services in international programs or activities, or health care services that the university operates or provides.

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