The University of Michigan-Flint seeks an energetic, accomplished and visionary individual to lead and engage its faculty, staff, students and community as its next chancellor. Reporting to the president of the University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel, the chancellor exercises broad responsibility for and leadership of all aspects of the academic, student, financial and administrative dimensions of the Flint campus, one of two regional campuses of the University of Michigan. To view the full position description, click here.
UM-Flint is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing local and global communities through education, research and service. UM-Flint serves about 7,500 students of whom 85% are undergraduate and 15% are graduate. More than two thirds of all students receive financial aid. UM-Flint takes an innovative approach to enrollment through its diverse student body, which features many non-traditional, online, dual-enrollment, and a small but growing population of residential students. In 2010, UM-Flint was awarded the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.
The city of Flint has experienced growth, revitalization and development and continues to attract new investments that fuse the region’s strong heritage in industrial technology with its future as an R & D center for autonomous vehicles, hub for fresh foods and an evolving college town. The area is home to five institutions of higher education, resulting in an expanding student population which has encouraged building renovations, modern housing and amenities and an entrepreneurial culture. The University of Michigan-Flint plays a prominent role as one of the largest employers in the community, contributing to economic stability and anchoring ongoing redevelopment of the town. The university has formed strong partnerships with both public and private entities that have resulted in innovative projects and shared success.
The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer of the campus, providing vision and leadership to focus the intellectual vitality of the university and to maintain and foster a positive environment for its educational, research, cultural and service goals. The chancellor acts as the university’s primary representative to its many constituencies, including the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses and their administration, Flint alumni and friends of the university, state and federal agencies and private and corporate foundations. Engagement with local communities, most especially in the greater Flint area, is central to the mission of the University of Michigan-Flint.
The new chancellor will demonstrate an outstanding profile of intellectual leadership and of distinguished scholarship and teaching, suitable for a tenured appointment as full professor at University of Michigan-Flint and an earned doctorate or other terminal degree; significant experience in higher-education leadership and a strong track record of academic administrative accomplishment; strong advocacy for academic values, student success and community impact; a capacity to identify and capture sources for external funding and support for university initiatives and growth; exceptional interpersonal skills and superb communication skills; ethical integrity; an ability to lead within UM-Flint’s unique culture, enabling it to make significant contributions to the continued success of the campus as an integral part of the greater Flint region; a commitment to the goals of UM-Flint and the University of Michigan.
The University of Michigan has retained Park Square Executive Search to assist in the search for the next Chancellor of UM-Flint. Nominations, inquiries and applications may be sent in confidence to:
Jonathan Fortescue, Managing Partner or
Laurel Duggan, Senior Associate
+1 617 401 2824