CEO/President/Executive Director/Head of School, Education, Higher Education


  • Boston University
  • Boston, MA

Boston University (BU) invites nominations and applications for the position of President.

Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Established in 1839 and chartered in 1869, Boston University employs over 4,000 world-class faculty in various disciplines and offers more than 350 highly ranked undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Together with academic excellence and global outreach, a core value and central pillar of Boston University’s 2030 Strategic Plan is our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, fairness, and social consciousness. Boston University demonstrates this commitment through the launch of the Center for Antiracist Research with founder and Director Ibram X. Kendi, the establishment of the Newbury Center for first-generation students, and the expansion of the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground.

Boston University seeks a visionary ready to lead a premier research university through higher education’s evolving landscape, a distinguished scholar in their respective field, and an experienced administrator to serve as the institution’s 11th president. Reporting to the Board of Trustees and building on a strong foundation of prudent management leveraged by a seasoned senior executive team, the next president will continue to enhance the institution’s academic quality and international standing and serve as the primary advocate for Boston University’s interests and will collaborate across all constituencies to continue our sustained progress. The candidate must also demonstrate core values that align with Boston University’s longstanding commitment to socioeconomic access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Download the full position description here.

Please send all nominations and applications—electronically and in confidence—to:

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