University of North Carolina Wilmington — Chancellor

University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is seeking to hire its next chancellor. Founded in 1947 as Wilmington College, UNCW joined the UNC System in 1969. The university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization; ethics and integrity; and excellence and innovation. More than 18,000 students attend UNCW, where nearly 2,500 faculty and staff members enhance the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark of the university since its founding. As a doctoral university with high research activity (R2), UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology, nursing practice, and applied coastal and ocean sciences. The academic programs are housed in the Cameron School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the Watson College of Education, and the Graduate School.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent institutions comprising the University of North Carolina System. This multi-campus university system is dedicated to serving the state of North Carolina and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. The chancellor reports to the UNC System President and is responsible for carrying out the policies of the UNCW Board of Trustees as well as the UNC System Board of Governors.  

Located in the charming coast city of Wilmington, UNCW’s campus is minutes from numerous beaches and the renowned downtown historic district, which borders the Cape Fear River. UNCW contributes to Wilmington’s vibrant art, literary, film and music scenes. Wilmington is home to EUE/Screen Gems Studios, a full-service studio lot, and serves as the location for several film and TV productions annually. Wilmington International Airport (ILM) – located six miles from main campus – provides commercial air service to cities both domestic and abroad. 

UNCW seeks a leader of unwavering integrity who has a commitment to public higher education. The successful candidate will be approachable, strategic, innovative and collaborative. The candidate will be a strong fundraiser with sound financial and operational acumen. Key opportunities include: enhancing research infrastructure (especially in light of R2 designation); building strategic partnerships; optimizing technology and data management; fostering campus resilience; attracting and retaining diverse students, faculty and staff; cultivating a sense of belonging and inclusivity; and championing teaching excellence and diverse learning experiences. An earned terminal degree or equivalent executive leadership experience at complex organizations is required. For the complete position profile, please visit: https://uncw.edu/chancellor-search/leadership-statement.html

Applications and nominations are invited and will be accepted until the new chancellor is announced.  For fullest consideration, a candidate’s materials should be received by January 18, 2022. Candidate application materials must consist of a letter of interest and a CV/resume. The search committee and the Board of Trustees will preserve and respect candidate confidentiality throughout the process. 

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed via electronic mail to: chancellorsearch@northcarolina.edu

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to and will provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for state-funded employee benefit programs. Questions regarding program access may be directed to the Compliance Officer, UNCW Chancellor’s Office, 910.962.3000, Fax 910.962.3483. Questions regarding UNCW’s Title IX compliance should be directed to titleix@uncw.edu.

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