Jan 03, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Salisbury University, part of the University System of Maryland, invites applications and nominations for the position of President. The position will become available in July 2018 upon the retirement of President Janet Dudley-Eshbach who has served the university with distinction since 2000.

The successful candidate joins a university that has been cited nationally by U.S. News and World Report,the Princeton Review and Forbes. Salisbury University (SU) is located on Maryland's scenic Lower Eastern Shore, close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay, and two to three hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, SU offers approximately 60 distinct undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a student-centered environment that encourages close relationships between faculty and students. The campus is composed of 183 acres, with 79 buildings & 11 residence halls. With a student population of approximately 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students, who come from 32 states and 40 foreign countries, SU employs 430 full time faculty and more than 1000 full time staff.

Salisbury University seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader with the skills and commitment to respond to the rapidly changing environment of higher education in the 21st century. The next president of Salisbury University will have the drive and energy to articulate a short, medium, and long-term vision for a regional comprehensive university that provides high quality undergraduate and graduate education while also serving as a regional center for the liberal arts, economic development, and community engagement. Other desired qualities for the next president include: an accomplished academic leader committed to diversity and inclusion, who can forge strong partnerships and has demonstrated the financial knowledge and stewardship capacities necessary to lead Salisbury University. A commitment to the student experience and the ability to build a strong sense of community is also highly desired. More information about the leadership characteristics desired and about the university can be found by clicking Current Searches at

Academic Search, Inc. has been retained to assist Salisbury University with this search. Applications and nominations should be sent to: [email protected] with the cover letter directed to Regent D'Ana Johnson, Chair of the search committee. A completed application will include a cover letter addressing how the applicant possesses the characteristics listed in the Leadership Profile, a curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 13, 2018 can be assured full consideration. A confidential discussion regarding this position may be arranged by contacting one of the Senior Consultants assisting this search; Jessica Kozloff ([email protected]) or Jay Lemons, President of Academic search ([email protected]).

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.