The University of Pittsburgh announces the search for the next president of its regional campuses at Bradford and Titusville and invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest. The next president of Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville will have the opportunity to drive educational innovation and advancement at student-centered campuses that are integral components of their communities. Nestled among the rolling hills of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville are each situated within a larger region of spectacular natural beauty and outdoor recreation, enjoying close access to the Allegheny National Forest and the Pennsylvania Wilds, as well as to southwestern New York State.
Pitt-Bradford, a four-year undergraduate institution with nearly 1,300 students, is a friendly, tight-knit campus community with strong ties to the Bradford region. Pitt-Titusville, a two-year institution, has over 200 students and, like Bradford, is an intimate campus deeply rooted in its community. While each campus has a different academic mission, they share a commitment to the success of a diverse student body, an enviable record of achievement, and a dedication to the power of higher education to promote economic and social mobility. Facing similar challenges, the campuses have developed innovative ways to partner and to share resources, and yet each offers a unique set of opportunities for the next president.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide creative and inspirational leadership to both institutions. This opportunity requires an individual who is strongly student-centered; enjoys and works well in close, collegial academic communities; and is unequivocally committed to making a difference in the lives of students and within the region.
The University of Pittsburgh is one university with five campuses, and the new president of the Bradford and Titusville campuses will be a member of the University's senior leadership team. The new president also will enjoy the support of the faculty, staff, and Advisory Boards and, in both communities, leaders who are committed to their students' and campuses' success. The new president will benefit from the campuses' stable and dedicated leadership, and well-developed and well-executed strategic planning.
The ideal candidate will have:
A unequivocal commitment to the missions of Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville as regional campuses committed to the success of the students and the communities they serve;
An understanding of the rapidly changing landscape of higher education;
Strategic and visionary ideas about the possibilities for the regional campuses of a major research university;
Flexibility and sensitivity in implementing ideas from diverse constituents, and a commitment to shared governance in which faculty, staff, and students have a strong sense of ownership;
A history of significant academic leadership and administration at the level of dean or above, or its equivalent, and credentials consistent with the standards for appointment at the rank of full professor, with tenure, in one of the disciplines offered at the University;
A clear understanding of faculty and the ability to recruit, retain, and develop distinguished teacher-scholars;
The ability to nurture internal leadership and recruit members of the President's Cabinet;
A demonstrated commitment to cultivating diversity and inclusion;
An understanding of the needs of – and a commitment to the success of – diverse students, including underrepresented students, first-generation students, and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds;
A record of successful fundraising and engagement of key stakeholders, such as alumni, community members, and members of the state legislature;
An understanding of enrollment management, program development, and program evaluation, with a focus on increasing admissions, retention, and student outcomes;
Successful experience in change management, inclusive strategic planning, and effective implementation;
An enjoyment of rural and community life and the ability to engage with people from all levels and backgrounds;
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, particularly an ability to communicate and advocate effectively for the campuses with the administration of the University of Pittsburgh and legislators;
The highest integrity.
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About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.