University of Minnesota Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota
Nov 02, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


University of Minnesota Rochester

The University of Minnesota seeks a visionary leader to serve as Chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester. Located in Rochester, 80 miles southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, UMR is a unique gem in the higher education landscape that inspires transformation through innovations that empower graduates to solve the grand health challenges of the 21st century.

UMR offers two baccalaureate degree programs, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions. A riveted focus on undergraduate education has generated innovations that are significantly enhancing student learning and development. UMR is a place where forward-thinking faculty and students work to better the world.

The Chancellor of the University of Minnesota Rochester is the chief executive officer of the campus reporting directly to the President of the University of Minnesota. As the chief executive officer of the Rochester campus, the Chancellor is responsible for academic, executive, and administrative leadership of the campus. The Chancellor is also charged with facilitating, nurturing, coordinating, and supporting efforts of the administration, students, faculty, and staff on the Rochester campus, and with carrying out campus and University policies and procedures. The Chancellor represents UMR to the University, community, region, Minnesota legislature, and public and private sectors. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent judgment and diplomacy, personal and professional integrity, a reputation for working collegially with both internal and external constituents, and an ability to act as a catalyst for campus creativity, innovation, and progress. The ideal candidate will continue to build UMR’s legacy by of offering an unparalleled education in the health sciences, providing strong support of faculty research on education and learning, and a commitment to UMR’s grounding values: respect, human potential, community, diversity and inclusiveness, and evidenced-based decision making.

This chancellorship offers an exciting opportunity to lead an innovative and committed learning community. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to one of the search committee co-chairs, either Molly Dingel, Associate Professor, Center for Learning Innovation, UMR,, 507-258-8206 or Bernard Gulachek, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Minnesota,, 612-625-9867.

The appointment date is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, materials should be received by Friday, December 1. Review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. This search will be conducted with full confidentiality of all candidate information. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. Candidates are urged to review all information and documents posted on the search web site at

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This material is also available in alternative formats upon request.