Jim Bean, the university’s provost, will leave the position at the end of June.
The professor in charge of finding his replacement says the position is crucial to the university, so the search for a new provost could be lengthy.
“Of course, this is an important search for us because the provost is the chief academic officer for the university. So we want to do it right, and we’ll take the time we need to do it right,” said Alec Murphy, UO Geography professor.
The university’s current provost is stepping down to focus on teaching at the university.
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