University of Minnesota, Crookston — Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

The University of Minnesota is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor (SVC) of the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). The Senior Vice Chancellor reports to the Chancellor and serves as the ranking executive officer in the Chancellor’s absence. The SVC is the chief academic officer and provides overall leadership for academic and student affairs at UMC, striving toward excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship across the disciplines.

The preferred candidate will be a visionary and experienced academic leader who possesses excellent judgment and diplomacy, personal and professional integrity, and a reputation for working collegially with both internal and external constituencies. Ideally, the person should have the ability to act as a catalyst for campus creativity, innovation, and progress that will build on the legacy of UMC in providing an innovative, technology rich, experiential educational experience for students. With our new Chancellor’s leadership and updated mission, vision, and values, the next Vice Chancellor will have the opportunity to advance the academic mission of excellence by developing new academic programs (both on-campus and online), expanding international partnerships, and advancing the integration of academic technologies and technology-based learning modalities. The full-time, 12-month SVC position will begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is located in rural northwest Minnesota with an enrollment of over 1,800 students (approximately half on campus and half online) from 43 states and 20 countries. It was established as a technical college in 1966 and transitioned to offering baccalaureate degrees in 1993. UMC provides all students, staff, and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. Integral to the University’s statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides experiential, career-oriented learning programs and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development in support of the global economy. UMC delivers worldclass University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, closeknit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student.

Assisting the search will be: Garry W. Owens, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, garry.owens@agbsearch.com, Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Owens initially by e-mail to schedule a confidential phone conversation to discuss this opportunity.

Candidates should plan to submit materials by the target date of March 24, 2018. Application materials should include: 1) a letter of interest that addresses how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications intersect with the listed strategic priorities and desired leadership characteristics as identified in the position prospectus; 2) curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact. Please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. All candidate names will remain confidential, except for those individuals invited to campus interviews. Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to: UMCSVC@agbsearch.com.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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