University of Vermont

The 27th President of the University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont (UVM), one of the most historic and successful universities in America, seeks a President who can inspire its people, build upon its striking success, and help it fulfill its vision as one of the nation’s premier small research universities. This is a unique opportunity for a new leader to build on the exceptional strengths and unique characteristics of UVM.

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a top 100 research university of an ideal size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. UVM enrolls 12,000 degree-seeking students, including more than 10,000 undergraduates and over 1,900 graduate students. The University is home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, an Honors College, a graduate college, a medical school, and a division of continuing and distance education. The University attracts a distinguished faculty and has steadily built its research enterprise, growing sponsored research from $65 million in 1999 to over $138 million in 2016. The University’s Foundation announced in July 2018 that it had exceeded its $500 million comprehensive campaign goal one year ahead of schedule.

Vermont’s land grant and only comprehensive university, UVM was founded as a private institution in 1791; it has always been an essential civic force in Vermont. As an instrument of the state, UVM is a separate corporate entity from the State of Vermont and owns its own land and buildings, manages its own capital and operating budget, sets its own tuition and fees, and employs its own faculty and staff. UVM’s governance is an explicit blend of public and private, with a 25-person Board of Trustees balanced between private and public members to whom the President will report.

UVM derives much of its distinctive character from Vermont’s unique culture and intense sense of place. Reflecting the natural environment that Vermont occupies and nurtures, the UVM campus sits atop Burlington’s highest ridgeline overlooking Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains to the east and the high peaks of the Adirondacks to the west. Surrounded by Burlington, a lovely, livable, intimate, historical city perennially voted one of America’s most exciting places to live, UVM boasts a classic New England campus that is both well-preserved and beautifully restored. Augmenting the beautiful historical buildings on campus are several new, state-of-the-art academic and residential facilities.

UVM seeks in its new President a leader with intellectual vision, a world view, a strong academic background, great energy, and the personal integrity necessary to inspire the University community to new levels of excellence. Candidates should have a history of collaborative organizational leadership, the ability to cultivate financial support for the University and its programs, and a strong record of creating and supporting a climate of openness, understanding, and mutual respect. Candidates will also share the institution’s unwavering commitment to Inclusive Excellence and will have a proven track record of advancing diversity and inclusion across all aspects of the University.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae, should be sent to the University of Vermont’s consultants, Robin Mamlet, Dennis M. Barden, Paul W. H. Bohne and Robert W. Luke at Alternatively, you may call the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178 to leave a message for the consultants. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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