Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service

Corvallis, Oregon
Apr 08, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).

The Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement provides strategic and operational direction of the OSU Extension Service and university-wide leadership for community-engaged research and teaching. The Vice Provost engages statewide advisory groups and collaborates with deans and other relevant university leaders to identify issues to which university resources may be directed. As Director of the Extension Service, the Vice Provost works closely with OSU’s Office of Government Relations to build legislative relationships and advocacy for Extension’s biennial state budget and serves as the federally designated director of Smith-Lever capacity fund appropriations (see

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, serves as a member of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team and the University Cabinet, and is an active participant in all aspects of institution-wide planning and policy development. The Vice Provost collaborates closely with the deans of Agricultural Science, Forestry, and Public Health and Human Sciences, while making use of an internal shared governance group to advise on matters of strategy, priorities, and budget.

The next Vice Provost will join a Division on an upward trajectory. Working collaboratively, the Vice Provost will build on the Division’s success, continuing to raise the profile and influence of the Division which will, in turn, result in an even greater impact on the region, state, and nation. To fulfill this goal, the Division seeks a creative thinker who is comfortable operating beyond functional silos and who is excited by boundary-spanning opportunities within and outside of the university. Additionally, OSU seeks a collaborative and inspiring Vice Provost who will hold fast to the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility, while strategically leading the Division.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Oregon State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Partner

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

E-mail: [email protected] 

E-mail: [email protected] 


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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