The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking to hire its 12th chancellor to lead the institution. Established in 1789 and serving students since 1795, UNC Chapel Hill is the oldest public university in the nation. For more than 225 years, the University has built a solid legacy upon nationally-recognized teaching, groundbreaking research, and dedication to public service. UNC Chapel Hill provides a world-class education to a diverse student body of over 19,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional degree students. Those students are taught by globally renowned and distinguished faculty of nearly 4,000 and served by a staff of over 8,000. UNC Chapel Hill is consistently ranked among the top public universities in the nation and world and is a leader in research, entrepreneurship, healthcare, public service, arts, and athletics.

UNC Chapel Hill is one of 17 institutions within the broader University of North Carolina System and works collaboratively with its fellow institutions across the state. The chancellor reports to the UNC System President and is responsible for carrying out the policies of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and the UNC System Board of Governors.

Chapel Hill routinely ranks as one of the best college towns and places to live in the United States – a reputation bolstered by a wide range of cultural, social, and intellectual opportunities that span the campus and community. Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh form the Research Triangle Park that is known for world-class healthcare and groundbreaking research. RTP is the second largest research park in the country, home to more than 250 companies, and benefits from one of the largest concentrations of Ph.D.’s and M.D.’s in the world.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and visionary leader with integrity, empathy, and humility. The candidate will have a deep commitment to public higher education and understand the University’s deep connection with and service to the state of North Carolina. The candidate will demonstrate proven strength in organizational leadership and a track record of success at running a complex organization. The candidate will prioritize student safety and commit to Carolina’s excellence in diversity, inclusiveness, and equity. The candidate will value and empower faculty and staff and be able to both generate and allocate resources effectively. The candidate will possess an earned terminal degree, an outstanding record of teaching and research, exceptional leadership skills and experience, or have demonstrated successful leadership experience at the highest levels outside the academy with a proven understanding of higher education. For the complete position profile, please visit:

Applications and nominations are invited and will be accepted until the new chancellor is announced.  For fullest consideration, a candidate’s materials should be received by October 25, 2019. A candidate shall provide a curriculum vitae, a letter that addresses the ways in which the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, and the names and contact information of at least five references.  The Search Committee and the Board of Trustees will respect candidate confidentiality and references will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed via electronic mail to:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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