Vice Provost for International Affairs

Colorado State University
  • Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
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  • Posted
    Dec 29

Position description

Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for the position of Vice Provost for International Affairs. The university seeks candidates who are visionary, entrepreneurial, collaborative leaders with demonstrated success and proven effectiveness in developing and facilitating international programs. The Vice Provost for International Affairs is the senior international officer at Colorado State University, responsible for managing over 50 staff members with separate units for International Student and Scholar Services, Education Abroad, International Initiatives, and China Programs.

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, sits on the President’s Cabinet and the Council of Deans, chairs the CSU Operations Committee for Campus Internationalization, and works closely with other international programs on campus including Semester at Sea, the INTO CSU pathways program for international students, and the CSUsatellite campus in Todos Santos, Mexico.

Qualified candidates for the Vice Provost for International Affairs position should be strategic and innovative thinkers who have successfully managed and led organizational and operational change within an institution. The field of International Education has gone through profound changes in the past 10-15 years with a shift from simply educating about international issues to playing a leadership role in infusing international engagement and global perspectives at every level of the university. Internationalization does not merely augment other campus priorities, but rather is an integral part of those priorities. The university’s emphasis centers on comprehensive internationalization, and the Vice Provost for International Affairs should be well prepared to confront new challenges and opportunities likely to shape campus efforts in the coming decade.

Candidates should have sophisticated communication skills and be able to foster collaborative relationships with colleges and units across campus and with the public, domestically and internationally. Candidates should be deeply committed to the important role that diversity plays in an educational setting and should demonstrate unquestionable integrity, sound judgment, and excellent team-building skills. Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of the use of data and the role that data analysis plays in policy formulation for international education.

In sum, the Vice Provost for International Affairs, as the senior international officer at Colorado State University, provides administrative and creative oversight for the Office of International Programs and all of CSU’s international activities. The Vice Provost is responsible for developing and implementing the university’s ambitious international agenda and globalization efforts. The Vice Provost is the public voice for international education and scholarship and plays a key role in promoting and facilitating cross-campus opportunities for international education, research and engagement.

CSU is a premier public research university established as the land-grant institution for the State of Colorado in 1870. Colorado State University is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in education, research and outreach for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world. Student enrollment is approximately 30,000, and the University employs 1,700 academic faculty, 2,200 administrative professionals, and 1,900 classified staff.

Colorado State University is located in the city of Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 150,000. Situated 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is a gateway to world-class skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, and biking. Colorado State University is recognized in national rankings and is the school of choice for Colorado students, with a longstanding legacy of attracting the best and brightest nationally and internationally. As a premier land-grant University for the 21st century, CSU is addressing and solving the great global challenges of our time.


Required Job Qualifications

1. In-depth knowledge of issues relating to comprehensive internationalization within the context of higher education including international students and scholars, education abroad, international initiatives and partnerships, teaching and learning applied to international education, and international research funding and collaborations.
2. Significant experience – with progressive or extensive leadership responsibilities – in international affairs and education, providing strategic and innovative guidance to a large, complex higher education institution or other comparable organization.
3. Substantial experience managing a diverse staff.
4. Substantial experience managing complex and diverse budgets and revenue streams.
5. Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with diverse individuals, groups and cultures.
7. Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
8. An advanced degree beyond the Bachelor’s degree, preferably relevant to global affairs and issues.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1. Demonstrated success building collaborative relationships at the university, local community, and global levels and supporting faculty, students and staff in a wide range of areas including international programming, teaching, and research activities
2. Experience in a senior administrative role at an international education office.
3. A demonstrated record of fund raising and securing extramural grants.
4. Ability to serve as an effective and leading voice for campus-wide international committees and initiatives as well as for the President’s Cabinet and the Provost’s Council of Deans.
5. Contributions to the field of international education through conference and workshop presentations, publications, and research.
6. Familiarity with other national and regional education policies and systems and experience living or working outside of the United States.
7. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in the field, preferably relevant to global affairs and issues.

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