Position Overview

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites nominations or applications for Chancellor. The next Chancellor will join the entire PNW community at a time of great excitement, momentum, and change, providing outstanding leadership and serving as its ambassador.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 8,900 students, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW has more than 70,000 alumni. In 2016, PNW was approved by the Higher Learning Commission after the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. 

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts--urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population. 

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be found above.  

For more information on Purdue University Northwest, please link to: 

Nominations and Applications

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically by the target date of October 13, 2023, to and should include:

  • a letter of interest based on the Leadership Profile, specifically Professional and Personal Qualifications, Characteristics, and Core Pillars for the Chancellor, which describes the candidate’s relevant experience in light of PNW’s needs;
  • a current curriculum vitae, and,
  • names and email addresses of five references (please specify your professional relationship with each).

All candidate names will remain confidential until finalists are identified during the latter stages of the search. 

Should prospective nominators or potential candidates have questions or wish to seek additional information, they are encouraged to email either Dr. Sally Mason at or Dr. Garry Owens at to arrange time for a confidential conversation prior to submitting materials. 

The search is being assisted by:

Dr. Sally Mason, Senior Executive Search Consultant, (765) 414-0299

Dr. Garry Owens, Senior Executive Search Consultant,, (806) 239-3049

Purdue University is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their application documents how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.