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The University of Oklahoma was founded on the principle of providing excellence- in academics, conduct, community stewardship, research, and creative activity. We at the University of Oklahoma take great pride in fostering environments where all of these principles can not only grow, but also thrive.

Our quest is to improve every day, giving our best for each endeavor and exceeding expectations of ourselves and those to whom we are held accountable. At the University of Oklahoma, we do not just educate students: we prepare leaders for tomorrow.

Currently, the University of Oklahoma is seeking leaders for the following positions:


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OU is seeking an Associate Vice President for University Community and we’d like your help! Click here to learn more.


About The University of Oklahoma

Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields.

The OU Health Sciences Center, which has academic and clinical programs in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and across the state, is one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges, the state’s largest clinical group practice OU Physicians, and research centers such as the NCI designated Stephenson Cancer Center and the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center.  The OU Health Sciences Center is closely affiliated with the non-profit OU Medicine health system, which includes OU Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital, and OU Medical Center Edmond, and provides essential clinical services across adult and pediatric specialties.  Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer academic programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa.

OU enrolls almost 32,000 students, has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members, and has 21 colleges offering 172 majors at the baccalaureate level, 156 majors at the master’s level, 81 doctoral-level majors and 54 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $2.05 billion.


Listings Coming Fall 2018

  • Senior Associate Vice President for Outreach

Meet Our New President

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Jim Gallogly, the university's 14th president, has a new vision for the university. View President Gallogly's welcome video here. Together, we can forge the future Sooner.

Growing Greatness Together

The University of Oklahoma is a place where we can all celebrate our differences, yet still come together to encourage each other. While teamwork is invaluable, we also use competition to hone skills that will carry us beyond our goals and teach valuable life lessons.

For the first time in history, the University of Oklahoma has been ranked among the top 50 public colleges and universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. In its 2018 Best Colleges rankings, OU is ranked among the best national universities as No. 97 overall – up from No. 111 in 2017 – and as No. 41 among public institutions.

OU ranks No. 1 in the nation among all public institutions in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled, with
more than 1,000 enrolled National Merit Scholars.

OU is the only public university in U.S. history to ever rank first among both public and private universities in the
number of freshman National Merit Scholars.

OU has produced 29 Rhodes Scholars; no other university in Oklahoma has had more than three.

In 2018, more than $21.8 million in privately funded scholarships were awarded to undergraduate and graduate
students.

OU is the only university in the nation, public or private, whose students have won Goldwater, Mitchell, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright and National Security Education Program scholarships in the same year.

2018 Annual Report

Benefits of Working at OU

The University of Oklahoma is one of Oklahoma's largest employers. It attracts leading faculty and staff from around the world. By joining the OU community, you become part of inspiring traditions, excellence everyday, and innovation and discovery for the future.

Insurance

The university provides partial or fully paid coverage for the following programs. Employees can purchase spouse and child coverage for:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)
  • Life Insurance
Employees can purchase these additional benefits through payroll deduction: 
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent daycare
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Dependent AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
Learn more about insurance programs here.

Retirement

The university offers a valuable retirement package that includes investment savings, a defined benefit plan similar to a pension, and additional campus benefits.

University Contributions to Retirement Savings
Both you and the university contribute to your retirement savings. The university automatically contributes to a 401(a) defined contribution plan for eligible employees. This is a retirement investment account and your benefit in retirement depends on the balance of your account.

Employee Savings
Employees can also save for their retirement by participating in the Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System and the Voluntary 403(b) & 457(b) Retirement Savings Plans.

1. Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System (OTRS): Employees can choose to contribute a portion of their wages to OTRS each paycheck during their career. They will receive a defined monthly benefit in retirement for the remainder of their life. Participation in OTRS is available to benefits eligible salaried and hourly-paid employees.

2. Voluntary 403(b) & 457(b) Retirement Savings Plans: Employees can choose to contribute a portion of their wages to one or both Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans. These are retirement investment accounts and your benefit in retirement depends on the balance of your account. Any employee can participate in the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans.
Learn more about retirement planning and retirement benefits at OU.

OU offers online portals for enrolling in plans, scheduling meetings with financial planners, and answering any questions you may have, in-person or through the internet. 

Paid Time Off & Holidays

Full-time benefits eligible employees receive 11 paid holidays per year and 18-22 hours of paid time off (PTO) per month depending on their position. Paid time off may be used for vacation, personal illness, funeral attendance, illness of a family member, or other personal business.

Learn more about holidays and paid time off here.

Paying for College

OU Dependent Child Tuition Waiver
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents approved new tuition assistance for children of OU Employees. The new Dependent Child Tuition Waiver program will waive tuition for undergraduate students who are also enrolled as dependents in the university’s medical insurance plan.

The waiver will cover the full cost of resident tuition, excluding associated fees. This program supports the university’s commitment to family and community values, recruiting and retaining high performing employees, and remaining competitive with other comprehensive research institutions. Find information about eligibility and applying on the Office of the Bursar website.


OU Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver
The University of Oklahoma offers tuition benefits to its full-time employees for classes taken at the University of Oklahoma. employees enrolling in regular coursework receive a tuition benefit that waives one half of tuition and several fees for up to 6 hours per semester or 3 hours per summer session. Find information about eligibility and applying on the Human Resources website.

Seeking Answers for Tomorrow

OU is a leading institution for research in many fields.

One OU student was named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar, placing OU in the top ranks of universities nationally with 53 Goldwater Scholars since the competition began in 1991. The prestigious scholarships are awarded on the basis of potential and intent to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Over the past 20 years, OU has seen exponential growth in the number of privately funded endowed faculty positions, which allow OU to recruit, retain, and reward top faculty who excel in the classroom and in their research. In OU's first 105 years, 101 endowed faculty positions were established. Currently, OU has 550 endowed faculty chairs, endowed professorships, and Presidential Professors.

Since 2011, the OU Office of Technology Development has generated more than $23 million in royalty/license and reimbursement income back to the university. In addition, the office has evaluated over 500 unique innovations, filed 350 patents and funded over $850,000 in translational research efforts across OU's three campuses.  

OU's Electrical and Computer Engineering program had external research expenditures of nearly $10 million in fiscal year 2018; research topics range from medical imaging funded by the National Institutes of Health to radar research and development through OU's nationally recognized Advanced Radar Research Center. 

Together, We Celebrate Our Differences

OU was recently awarded the prestigious Davis Cup for the fifth consecutive year in recognition of its record-setting enrollment of United World College International freshman. OU is the only public university to ever be awarded the Davis Cup. OU is No. 1 in the United States in the total enrollment of Davis UWC Scholars - 212 Scholars from 79 countries. 

To accommodate growing student demand, the David L. Boren College of International Studies was created at OU in 2011. The college offers 10 majors, an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program, and a joint juris doctorate/master’s in international and area studies.

OU is a leader among all American universities in international exchange and study abroad programs. OU has expanded study abroad programs to include popular programs in Arezzo, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Puebla, Mexico. Over 40 percent of OU undergraduate students study abroad during a four-year period, with 20 percent of those students participating in OU's signature study abroad program in Arezzo, Italy.  

OU is home to the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, considered to be second in prestige only to the Nobel Prize and often referred to as the “American Nobel.” Thirty-one Neustadt laureates, candidates, and jurors have won the Nobel Prize in the past 46 years.  


The university is closing in on reaching a four-year goal to increase the number of students studying abroad by 50 percent. OU currently offers programs in 88 countries and over 220 cities on six continents. Students from more than 120 countries are enrolled at OU. 

Making a Difference in Our World

The One University Digital Initiative, along with other university initiatives, promotes Open Educational Resources and faculty-created eBooks, translating into an annual savings of more than $555 per student in textbook costs between 2012 and 2017. This also translates into savings of trees and other valuable resources. 

Each fall, the Honors College's David Ray Informal Reading Groups program attracts some 40 to 50 groups, or about 400 to 500 participants, annually. Some 6,500 Honors and non-Honors students have participated in the reading groups over the program's nine years of existence. Thanks to the generous support of Will and Helen Webster and support from the Honors College Board of Visitors, the college has been able to provide over 10,000 books for the program at no cost to participants.

OU has established a faculty-in-residence program with faculty members and their families living in apartments in the student residence halls.

OU is the only Big 12 university to be selected as having one of America’s 25 most beautiful campuses.

OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library has been named among 18 stunning university libraries around the world, according to Architectural Digest.

OU has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. 

2018 Community Impact Report

Oklahoma is a great place to live!

Oklahoma City and the surrounding metropolitan area are very affordable places to live. Great grade schools, friendly people, and wonderful food are just a few reasons people choose to live and work in the heart of our great state. Over the years, Oklahoma may have had its share of hardships, but it has made our people very resilient and instilled in us a heart for helping and lending a hand if our neighbors are in need.

The University of Oklahoma has a Tobacco Free Policy. No Tobacco use is allowed on any university property. You can review the Tobacco Free Policy here. 

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, and educational services. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Bobby J. Mason, University Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, 405-325-3546, BJM@ou.edu, or visit www.ou.edu/eoo.  

The University of Oklahoma is committed to assisting all members of the OU community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Sooner Safety and Fire Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The Sooner Safety and Fire Report also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by OU; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  You can review the Sooner Safety and Fire Report here. To request a paper copy of the Sooner Safety and Fire Report, please click here for campus contact information.