Academic Search’s values proposition is based on providing services that our partner institutions can rely on unequivocally to achieve their recruitment goals and to support their overarching missions. The four pillars of our proposition are:
Academic Search brings a deep understanding of college and university processes from specializing in higher education searches for 47 years, and our accomplished consultants have an intimate understanding of what makes a successful executive leader. Our senior consultants are seasoned and thoughtful leaders who have vast professional networks and a combined 1,600 years of higher education service and experience. They bring this expertise directly to our partner institutions through their hands-on involvement in the recruiting, evaluation, and vetting of each candidate pool for every search.
We organize, manage, and inform a search process that is customized to the particular and unique needs of each of our partner institutions. We have designed a professional search model that is thorough and effective. We are diligent in achieving search milestones and deliverables within the approved search schedule, in a manner that promotes a positive impression of the partner institution in the greater higher education community. We offer expert advisement and counsel at each stage of the search, and provide evolving information on best practices, market forces, and other factors that may impact the completion of the search.
Our active involvement in leadership development programs extends our reach, relationship-building, and recruitment of potential candidates to every search. Academic Search is unmatched in access to and knowledge about both current and rising leaders in higher education. We leverage the extensive networks of our consultants to gain access to a wide, diverse, and ever-expanding group of highly qualified potential candidates and referrals forged from relationships they developed from having previously served in campus leadership roles across the country.
We are honest with our partner institutions and candidates; we respect and protect the confidentiality of all candidate and nominee data as well as search committee conversations throughout the search process and in perpetuity. We are reliable and ethical in our commitment to working discreetly with an institution and particularly with the search committee chair and hiring authority.