University of Delaware — Vice President Information Technology and CIO

The University of Delaware seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next Vice President Information Technology and CIO (VPIT/CIO). This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative, innovative and strategic leader to impact the future direction of a vibrant land-grant, research university well positioned for transformation and growth.

One of the oldest universities in the United States, the University of Delaware traces its roots to 1743. The institution today is a research-intensive university with global impact, committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and service. The University of Delaware has been recognized for its very high research activity, a designation held by less than three percent of U.S. colleges.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and serving on the President’s senior leadership team, the VPIT/CIO will provide the leadership and vision for IT across the university. The VPIT/CIO will collaborate and partner with senior leaders, faculty, peers and institutional staff to optimally align IT with the goals and strategic direction of the university. The VPIT/CIO will have a central role in the success of several key strategic initiatives including advancing the research computing environment and leading digital transformation efforts in support of academic and operational excellence. The VPIT/CIO will oversee the planning for the upcoming ERP implementation and ongoing investments in cybersecurity. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced IT professional with strong leadership and a demonstrated track record in establishing high-performing cultures and elevating IT departments in complex academic institutions. The VPIT/CIO will be a collaborative partner who can build trust, credibility and consensus with constituents across the campus. They will be committed to building a diverse team to serve the university and be skilled at building bridges with partners across the university. The VPIT/CIO will be a forward-thinking, innovative leader with knowledge of new trends in technology supporting education and research and the ability to lead change effectively in a growing and evolving university.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. 

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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