Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Position Overview

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The University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (SVCAA). Reporting to the Chancellor, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the university, providing administrative leadership, direction and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of UNK.

Founded in 1905, UNK is one of four distinct university campuses comprising the University of Nebraska system governed by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and President. UNK is a public, residential university committed to being one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship and public service. A high quality, affordable, student-centered regional hub of intellectual, cultural and artistic excellence, UNK is home to approximately 6,300 students and offers 120 undergraduate majors, 22 pre-professional programs, and 27 masters/certificate programs within its three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Business and Technology.

Notably, UNK is experiencing growth in enrollment, campus facilities, research notoriety and funding, and reputation. For nearly a decade, UNK has been identified as one of the top 10 public colleges and universities in the Midwest, and for 2022, UNK was ranked #6overall in Top Midwest Public Colleges and Universities by U.S. News and World Report.

The SVCAA will be a seasoned, inspirational action-oriented educational leader who understands and is energized by the mission of UNK. A strong record of faculty service as teach, scholar, dean and successful senior-level administrative experience is expected. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is required. UNK seeks the following leadership attributes and capabilities: a visionary leader; transformational and transparent servant leader; experienced academic leader; experienced diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner; strategic collaborator and community builder; partnership development; shared governance and collaborative leadership; exceptional communicator, and strategic planner.

Kearney is a vibrant, attractive, progressive and growing community in Nebraska of more than 30,000 people that often makes national “top places to live” listings for numerous reasons. Its bustling economy co-exists with the enviable quality of life that results from safe and quality housing, excellent schools, medical care and other government services, a multitude of recreational and cultural opportunities for adults and children of all ages, and safe, welcoming neighborhoods.

More information about this opportunity, UNK, and Kearney, NE, can be found in the leadership profile above.

Nominations and Applications

The SVCAA Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in February and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 18, 2022.

Candidates should provide:

  1. A resume or curriculum vitae;
  2. A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and
  3. Contact information for four professional references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission later).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: UNKearneySVCAA@agbsearch.com

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Rod McDavis, Ph.D.  Managing Principal, rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com / (804) 514-1982

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal, kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com / (540) 761-9494

Kim Bobby, Ph.D., Principal, kim.bobby@agbsearch.com / (253) 861-7738

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate, anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. UNK does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public.