Chief Information Officer

Arizona State University is a top-ranked comprehensive research university in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, and is designated among the premier grouping of “Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity (R1)” according to the Carnegie Classification of IHEs. ASU is nationally ranked, often as a “top ten”, in many categories of academic, research and service excellence, none more brilliant nor special than U.S. News & World Report’s #1 position on its “Most Innovative Schools” list - for the second consecutive year - ahead of Stanford at #2 and MIT at #3. ASU is a leader in student entrepreneurship, knowledge delivery and student support services, and is continually offering degrees in emerging fields.

Under the leadership of its highly-regarded and nationally honored president, Michael M. Crow, ASU is a very special place where “extraordinary” and “innovative” is happening and accelerating on a constant cadence. TIME Magazine named President Crow one of the 10 best college presidents in the U.S. He has focused the vision and goals of ASU - as a “New American University” - on academic excellence, broad access for all qualified students, and meaningful community impact. Accessibility is integrated at every level of the university, including a top 5 ranking by U.S. News & World Report for ASU online.

The Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University provides technology vision, leadership and integrative management for the strategic and operational implementation of information technology initiatives. These initiatives will focus on IT contributions to supporting and improving instructional and research quality, improving the marketing and positioning of the University to both external and internal stakeholders, improving productivity and cost effectiveness, and identifying and pursuing potential business development and revenue generation opportunities related to business knowledge generation and knowledge management. 

ASU seeks an outstanding individual with strategic vision, technical acumen, intrapreneurial spirit, strong capabilities in relationship creation and development, as well as superior communication and interpersonal skills. Reporting to both the Provost and the Chief Financial Officer, the CIO will advise ASU’s leadership on matters of information technology, research, security and technology investments, and will work closely with leaders among faculty, deans and executive and administrative areas to plan and implement IT goals that align with the University’s goals. The CIO oversees long-term strategic technology planning and implementation based upon the needs of the faculty, students and staff of the University. To accomplish these goals, the CIO is responsible for prioritization, execution, reconciliation and deliverables of major IT projects.

Arizona State University invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications (letter of interest and résumé or CV) for the position of Chief Information Officer. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted by May 19, 2017. Applications and nominations received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the University. Nominations and applications should be submitted by email to

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.