University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Commensurate with experience.
Jan 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Asheville (“UNC Asheville”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, UNC Asheville is the creative and intellectual hub for Western North Carolina. As North Carolina’s only designated liberal arts university among the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina System, UNC Asheville is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities. UNC Asheville is widely recognized for outstanding faculty, top-notch academics, and championship-winning NCAA Division I athletics. The institution is a leader in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), headquartered on campus.

UNC Asheville is home to about 3,700 undergraduate students, and 782 full- and part-time faculty and staff. The university offers more than 30 majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees as well as a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.

The next Chancellor of UNC Asheville will be encouraged to place emphasis on several priority imperatives that will continue to strengthen the university and add value to its students, faculty, staff and community. These include overseeing the implementation and outcomes of a thoughtful and comprehensive strategic plan that will continue to build the university’s mission, relevance and resources; serving as a persuasive advocate for the university at the local and state levels, and leading efforts to raise new resources from the university’s varied and growing constituents.

The Board is seeking a strategic and visionary leader with a transparent, collaborative leadership style; a seasoned and responsible financial manager; successful fundraiser; and a passionate advocate for the public liberal arts mission.

UNC Asheville’s next Chancellor will have the opportunity to lead a nationally-recognized, dynamic, conscientious, and engaged university toward future successes aligned with the core values of the strategic plan, continue to work closely with dedicated faculty and staff, further strengthen and broaden extensive community engagement initiatives, and reside in one of the nation’s most attractive settings.                                                                 

A full profile of this opportunity can be accessed at This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality throughout the entire process. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by February 19, 2018. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be sent by email to [email protected]  or directed to John K. Thornburgh at (412) 209-2666 or Khalilah Lawson at 630-575-6915.

UNC Asheville Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socioeconomic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

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