Carnegie Mellon University
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Carnegie Mellon University seeks a distinguished scholar with proven administrative, strategic, and collaborative leadership skills to serve as its next provost and chief academic officer. This individual will have the extraordinary opportunity to lead within one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial institutions in higher education. Over the past 50 years, the University has advanced dramatically and, in the current global context, is poised to set the standard for scholarship, education, and impact for the 21stcentury research university.
A member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global, research-intensive university with more than 13,000 students, more than 110,000 alumni, and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU #25 among national universities, and many of its programs are among the top-ranked in the world. CMU boasts academic strength across a broad range of fields spanning humanities, fine arts, social sciences, business, public policy, physical sciences, and engineering, and, indicative of this breadth, is home to the #1 ranked programs in computer science and drama.
The University is known for its distinctive, decentralized culture which champions interdisciplinary inquiry in a technology rich environment. It maintains a forward-thinking stance towards all disciplines, strives to be socially relevant, and embraces the traditions and values of humanistic inquiry across all pursuits. CMU faculty are renowned for inspiring students to think creatively, interpret with insight, and solve major societal, scientific, and technological challenges. Exceptionally talented students, roughly 47% undergraduate and 53% graduate, are drawn to the University’s commitment to innovative education and training and its outstanding programs across its seven schools and colleges. CMU’s annual budget is over $1.2 billion with total research expenditures of $387 million (FY2017). To read the full position description and to submit inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, visit Isaacson, Miller’s website at www.imsearch.com/6607.
Carnegie Mellon University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on, the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.