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Director, University Studies Program - 204a.1314

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University Studies Program


The position's primary responsibility is to provide visionary leadership and administration of the University Studies Program (USP), which is the university's general education program, facilitating collaboration among faculty, staff, students, community members, and alumni to support exemplary teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be responsible for optimizing collaborative partnerships across campus for the purpose of creating and maintaining a highly effective and intentional program of general education that becomes a well-integrated foundation for teaching and learning in students' major programs of undergraduate study. The position is also responsible for managing public events and programming related to undergraduate teaching and learning, including professional development for the teaching community, alumni mentors, peer mentors, and community partners, as well as all-campus student learning opportunities and demonstrations. Furthermore, this position oversees the peer mentor program, civic engagement and alumni mentor programs, University Studies Program advising and registration, Learning Technologies ePortfolio (dual report), and the various writing, speaking and advanced composition components of the University Studies Program.


1) Administrative experience in higher education
2) Doctorate of appropriate terminal degree
3) Eligibility for tenure in a UW Oshkosh academic department
4) Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, strategic planning, and decision-making skills
5) Innovative leadership of undergraduate teaching and learning endeavors
6) Commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence
7) Demonstrated record of, and commitment to, teaching, scholarly activity and service
8) Experience facilitating collaborative dialogue as a mechanism of problem-solving and innovation across varying campus units
9) Demonstrated commitment to the ideals of a shared governance environment


1) Leadership experience with a general education program
2) Experience with a campus teaching and learning center or similar faculty development program/endeavor with demonstrated  ability to support research-based teaching and learning
3) Commitment to public advocacy for the liberal arts
4) Willingness to foster academic diversity as well as the capacity to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies  
5) Administrative experience in a university system

Starting Date

08/01/2014 preferred, or as soon as possible



Terms of Appointment

Limited Annual Appointment

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin 05/05/2014, and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, vita/resume, and contact information for three references to:

Susan Cramer
Chair of the Search and Screen Committee - Director, University Studies Program
c/o Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor
UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

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Human Resources - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
328 Dempsey Hall • 800 Algoma Blvd. • Oshkosh WI 54901 • Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.