Chancellor (Administrator)

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

ID: 7079541
Posted: June 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Chancellor (Administrator)

The Pennsylvania State University is seeking candidates for the position of Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of Penn State DuBois. The Chancellor/CAO serves as the chief executive and academic officer of the campus and is responsible for the quality of academic programs in teaching, research, and service; strategic planning; budgeting; philanthropy; faculty and staff development, recruitment and evaluation; outreach; and alumni relations. The Chancellor/CAO reports to the Senior Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses.

The position requires an individual who can lead a campus that is part of a twenty-four campus, student- centered, comprehensive research university. In addition to providing academic and administrative leadership to Penn State DuBois, the chancellor is a key executive of the University and serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Council and Council of Campus Chancellors. The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader with an entrepreneurial outlook, with an accomplished scholarly record and a demonstrated commitment to community engagement and fundraising.

Penn State DuBois is a commuter campus of Penn State, a twenty-four campus, public research, land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving over 90,000 students. The campus is located in the north central Pennsylvania city of DuBois and has a long-standing history of academic excellence and regional leadership in higher education that includes strong business and industry partnerships; including the highly impactful North Central PA LaunchBox. For more information on the LaunchBox, please visit Current enrollment is approximately 600, 21 percent of which are adult students. There are 39 full-time faculty, 48 full time staff and approximately 92 part-time employees. Six baccalaureate and eight associate degrees are offered at the campus. Students may also complete the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's 160 baccalaureate degrees at the DuBois campus and transition to another Penn State campus to complete their studies. For additional information, please visit our Web site at

A minimum of five years of experience in higher education administration in a comprehensive, predominately undergraduate baccalaureate institution with responsibility for strategic oversight of personnel, planning, programs, communication, and resources is required. The successful candidate will have a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree and the aptitude and willingness to lead significant fundraising efforts. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Nominations can be sent to Jennifer Wilkes at Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2022. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background checks, including a credit check, in accordance with University policies. This position also requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion and belonging as core strengths and essential elements of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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