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Thomas Jefferson University–East Falls

Chancellor

Thomas Jefferson University–East Falls invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor-East Falls Campus. 

Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) seeks an energetic, creative, and driven leader to serve as Chancellor of its East Falls campus. The incoming campus chancellor will be an engaging visionary, bringing innovative ideas and novel perspectives to help shape a campus experience at East Falls that transcends the ordinary and reflects Jefferson’s 21st century, hands-on and experiential approach to education.

Jefferson was established on July 1, 2017, as a result of the merger of two renowned universities, Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University. This unification expanded Jefferson’s academic offerings and campus footprint, and the institution received the Carnegie Classification R2 designation as a doctoral university in the “high research activity” category. Today, Jefferson is a professional university that defies convention and dedicates itself to collaborative, transdisciplinary, and interprofessional approaches to learning that offers a vibrant and expandable platform for education – setting tomorrow’s standards by breaking today’s. 

Ranked among the top national doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report, the University currently enrolls more than 8,200 students in over 160 undergraduate and graduate programs across ten colleges, three schools, and a rich set of institutes and centers. With two main campuses in Philadelphia (Center City and East Falls) and additional campuses, buildings, research sites, and international partner locations, Jefferson has established (and continues to grow) a global ecosystem of transformational education, discovery, and impact. Along with its academic medical center, Jefferson Health, Jefferson is the second-largest employer in Philadelphia, with over 34,500 employees across the enterprise.

As a member of Thomas Jefferson University’s leadership team, the Chancellor at East Falls will devise and direct initiatives that support a vibrant student experience; foster a connected and inclusive campus community; engage Jefferson’s broad network of alumni and partners; and ensure continued growth in areas of enrollment, financial support, and cross-campus collaboration. The incoming Chancellor at East Falls must truly enjoy being deeply immersed in the life of a thriving campus and will demonstrate a deep commitment to student welfare, support, and success. In short, the incoming Chancellor at East Falls must be dedicated to crafting a Jefferson student experience second to none and collaborating with the advancement of the University’s core educational mission and strategic framework.

The Chancellor at East Falls reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Chancellor will also coordinate closely with the University President regarding external affairs (inclusive of philanthropy and government relationships) and represent the University at athletic conferences. As a student-focused campus leader at East Falls, the campus chancellor will serve as a member of the Provost’s Cabinet and the Provost’s Council and works closely with the University Chief Operating Officer, the University Chief Administrative Officer, the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and other academic and enterprise corporate services leaders.

The Chancellor at East Falls must, first and foremost, be a passionate advocate for students and have a record of successful immersion in and cultivation of engaging campus life for a diverse student population. The incoming campus chancellor must also be self-motivated, dynamic, creative, and proactive while working collaboratively with Jefferson’s central academic administration and the broader community to provide a seamless student experience that affords students the ability to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated appreciation for the Jefferson mission and the ability to uphold its institutional values, a record of working collaboratively within a complex, multifunctional environment, and experience coordinating effectively with multiple teams. The Chancellor at East Falls will bring demonstrated success in: fundraising, building the financial strength of an institution, and securing financial support for specific projects and initiatives, coupled with substantive budget management experience and the ability to allocate resources effectively according to the mission and goals of an institution.  This individual will bring a record of collaborating with local and regional community leaders on behalf of an educational institution, cultural competency and experience advancing values of equity, inclusion, and social justice in demonstrable ways, and a demonstrated record of supporting students from many different backgrounds, including first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner

Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Senior Associate

Lisa Solinsky, Senior Associate

TJUChancellor@storbecksearch.com

For more information, please visit Thomas Jefferson’s home page at www.jefferson.edu/.

Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.