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Seton Hall University - President

South Orange, NJ

Job Description

Seton Hall University seeks a president to lead the institution into a new era of accomplishment. As the University brings on board one of the only newly-formed private medical schools in the country while simultaneously enhancing its core strengths at both the undergraduate and graduate level, Seton Hall seeks a leader of people and programs to serve as its 27th chief executive.

Seton Hall’s president will be a practicing Roman Catholic with an earned terminal degree and a proven record of accomplishment as a leader and administrator. The president will clearly understand and will work to enhance the interconnected values of higher education and the Roman Catholic Church, with a particular understanding and embrace of the Catholic intellectual tradition. A student-centric approach to higher education and a commitment to academic freedom are sine qua non. While leadership experience specifically in higher education is preferred rather than required, candidates with personal experience with undergraduate, graduate, and professional education will be decidedly advantaged, including those with a personal history of teaching, scholarly research, and faculty governance including the rank and tenure process. As would be expected, the president will possess the personal characteristics necessary to be an effective spokesperson and fund raiser for Seton Hall; candidates demonstrating a track record of successful philanthropic fund raising will be at a particular advantage.

The new president will join the University at an opportune time when it has begun to achieve and implement elements of the widely embraced vision for its future.  He will inherit exciting new enterprises, like the new medical school that is being created in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, and he will have the opportunity to build the awareness and reputation of what is already a nationally recognized institutional brand To accomplish these ends, Seton Hall’s new president will benefit from a symbiotic working relationship with a highly motivated board and with His Eminence, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin, himself newly appointed as the sixth Archbishop of Newark by Pope Francis.

Seton Hall is already one of the nation’s foremost Catholic universities; its new president will work to enhance its rankings while maintaining its commitment to academic quality and, especially, to its compelling mission and values.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 16, 2018. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available below, and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via e-mail to the University’s consultants, Dennis M. Barden, Robin G. Mamlet and Elizabeth K. Bohan of Witt/Kieffer, at Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Laurie Adams at 630-575-6152.

Seton Hall University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
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