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Office of International Programs


Assistant Provost for International Administration


Kansas State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Provost for International Administration in the Office of International Programs. We seek a dynamic individual who will provide collaborative leadership to an essential unit as a part of an office that includes five units - Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, English Language Program, International Admissions and Recruiting, and International Research & Faculty Collaboration.  The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker and a visionary leader who understands and values the university’s commitment to excellence in internationalization at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate must be a broad thinker; a strong advocate for internationalization of Kansas State University, the Office of International Programs; a collaborative and deliberate decision maker; and a responsible fiscal manager. Responsibilities fall under the broad categories of Executive/Managerial; Human Resources Management; Budget/Supervisory.

The Office of International Programs furthers the goal of internationalization of the university through excellent student recruitment and retention; solid immigration advising and robust programming for international students; English proficiency assessment and teaching; promoting and facilitating education abroad experiences for students, faculty, and curriculum integration in the classroom; customized support for sponsored students, and; support for international research and the promotion of faculty collaborations. The Office of International Programs employs more than 100 staff throughout its units.


Kansas State University is a public land grant institution with over 24,500 students from all 50 states and more than 2,200 international students from more than 100 countries. It is centered on a 664-acre campus in Manhattan located 125 miles west of Kansas City in the rolling Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas. The strong local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley. The city is large enough (54,600 permanent) to have big city amenities but small enough to maintain a strong sense of community.


Job Responsibilities


The Assistant Provost for International Administration manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of International Programs (OIP) with special attention to budget, personnel, international agreements/contracts and risk management. The Assistant Provost also represents OIP as the main authority in absence of the Associate Provost. This executive level position has direct oversight of International Student and Scholars Services, Study Abroad, International Admissions and Recruitment, Special Programs/Sponsored Students and the centralized services for the Office (accounting, technology, and administrative support).


Required Qualifications:


Master’s Degree

Demonstrated capacity to lead and administer complex units or structures

Experience supervising managerial level positions

Experience in budget development and management

Demonstrated awareness and understanding of diverse perspectives including international perspectives

Positive track record of working with diverse populations

Outstanding communicational skills (oral and written)



Preferred Qualifications:


Ph.D. preferred

Administrative experience in higher education

International experience such as working in an international setting, living abroad, working abroad or having extensive study abroad experience


Screening of applications to begin:  October 27th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Conditions of Appointment:  A background check is required prior to finalizing an offer of employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


Salary Range: $90,000 – $105,000 depending on experience for 12 month contracts


Start Date: Negotiable, with preference for January 15, 2015. 


To Apply:  Applications and inquiries must be submitted electronically to oip@ksu.edu with reference to OIP Assistant Provost Search Committee.   To assure full consideration please submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications and expectations described above; a current curriculum vita; names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of three persons from whom references will be contacted after initial screening



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