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The University of South Alabama (USA) Board of Trustees announces a nationwide search for a new President. Founded in 1963 in the beautiful Gulf Coast city of Mobile, the University is seeking its fourth President, who will further its very positive trajectory and commitment to excellence in teaching, research and healthcare.

USA seeks an innovative and accomplished leader who will have a proven ability to comprehend and address the distinct needs and interests of a complex, comprehensive, public institution. Preferred characteristics include: a record of successful leadership at an institution similar to USA, a leading research institution with a major academic health system; an earned doctorate in an appropriate discipline or, in lieu of a doctoral degree, outstanding training and an exemplary record of success in the administration of a large educational institution; a team-oriented and consensus-building style of decision making; a supportive, diverse and inclusive style of thinking; and a passion for supporting faculty as they prepare students for productive and successful lives. (A complete “Leadership Statement” providing additional information about the position and search is available on the University website at

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new President is selected, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials to our consulting firm at the address below by August 1, 2021, to ensure optimal consideration. Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and current resume. Please address materials to:

USA President Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard - Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

~The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.~