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Aspire to rise with a career at Oakland University

As OU continues to expand its respected standing both in Michigan and across the nation, its faculty and staff are finding new opportunities for professional success.

The university offers a diverse, challenging and rewarding work environment with a mission-focused perspective. Oakland is shaping the next generation of leaders and innovators, and seeks partners dedicated to this goal.

Professionals pursuing meaningful careers with competitive compensation packages, vocational and academic advancement opportunities and access to diverse recreational, cultural and life-enriching experiences are encouraged to explore the opportunities listed here.

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Dean of the School of Nursing

Oakland University seeks a visionary leader with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, proven management skills and expertise in the strategic advancement of high quality and growing nursing programs. Interested candidates are encouraged to view the position description and School of Nursing profile.

Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Oakland University seeks a chief executive officer for the School of Health Sciences who shares a passion for providing students with the best science-based health education, high-quality academic preparation, inter-professional education and excellence in instruction in the classroom and clinical laboratory. Interested candidates are encouraged to view the position description and a School of Health Sciences profile.

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Oakland University is seeking a dynamic leader to join a strong executive team committed to continuing the institution’s rise in national ranking. This individual also will partner with a new, energetic president and the Board of Trustees to access, analyze and re-envision the role of philanthropy and alumni engagement, and then create strategies, programs and infrastructure to enable the new vision. Interested candidates are encouraged to view the position description and a University profile document.

About OU | University Human Resources | Academic Human Resources | Cooley Law Position Openings | Federal and State Notifications

Oakland University, as an equal opportunity institution, is committed to compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, veteran status or other protected categories in employment, admissions, educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to Oakland University, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, 203 Wilson Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401.

Notice of Annual Campus Safety & Security and Fire Safety Report Availability: Oakland University’s Annual Campus Safety & Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at or you may request a paper copy from the Oakland University Police Department, 10 Police and Support Services Building; University Human Resources, 413 Wilson Hall; Academic Human Resources, 517 Wilson Hall; and the Office of the Dean of Students, 144 Oakland Center. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security and include 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 report also contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.