Chief Information Officer

Position Overview

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The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), a comprehensive university whose core strengths are excellence, student success, access, and workforce development, is seeking nominations and applications for its next Chief Information Officer (CIO). UAA‘s mission is to transform lives through teaching, research, community engagement and creative expression in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Serving students, the state, and the communities of Southcentral Alaska, UAA is a comprehensive, open access, public university established on the ancestral lands of the Dena’ina, Ahtna Dene, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq, and Eyak/dAXunhyuu peoples. Surrounded by natural beauty in an urban environment, the University of Alaska Anchorage offers a gateway to innovative thinking, learning and exploration. With a total student population of approximately 15,000, UAA is the largest of Alaska’s three public post-secondary institutions in the University of Alaska System. 

The ideal candidate for this role will possess a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management and support of corporate or public-sector information systems and information technology; direct management of a major IT operation is preferred. A master’s degree or doctorate in Information Systems, Business Administration, or field related to information technology/higher education is preferred. Significant experience in a public university or public government setting is desirable, specifically in technology and information systems planning in support of programmatic and business goals. 

A complete position profile with information about this opportunity and preferred qualifications and experience can be found above.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications in early October and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 6, 2023, and must include a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile; a curriculum vitae/resume; a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above. Additional information about the University of Alaska Anchorage can be found here: 

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:
Margaret (Peggy) Plympton, Ed.D., Principal; (484) 554-4542

Monica Burton, Principal; (917) 825-2961