Penn State Berks seeks an experienced, visionary leader with an entrepreneurial outlook to serve as its next chancellor and dean and lead the campus into its next decade of prosperity and distinction while providing leadership for higher education in the region.
Penn State Berks is a College and Commonwealth Campus of The Pennsylvania State University, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania serving over 90,000 students. The campus enrolls nearly 2,100 students and offers four associate and 20 baccalaureate degrees with 25 minor options. Penn State Berks also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 275 baccalaureate majors available throughout Penn State. The campus is organized into three Academic Divisions: Engineering, Business, and Computing; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and Science. There are 123 full-time and 80 part-time faculty, and 276 full- and part-time staff. Berks enrolls about 15 percent Latinx students. Nearby Reading is a growing metropolitan majority minority city of 88,000 residents, with a Latinx population comprising two-thirds of the city’s inhabitants.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial outlook who is able to take charge of a thriving campus and is capable of providing leadership for higher education in the region. A minimum of five years of experience in higher education administration in a comprehensive, predominately undergraduate baccalaureate institution with responsibility for strategic oversight of personnel, planning, programs, communication, and resources is required. The successful candidate will have a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion. Qualified candidates will have a terminal degree and the aptitude and willingness to lead significant fundraising efforts. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.