Chatham University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites nominations and applications for the position of President. After several years of significant change and growth, Chatham is entering an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history. The University is seeking an innovative and passionate champion of liberal arts and professional education who embraces the distinctive history, ethos, and mission of Chatham. Founded in 1869 as a women’s college, today Chatham is a vibrant gender-inclusive University with a strong ongoing commitment to women’s leadership and gender equity.
The University is spread across three locations: the Shadyside Campus which includes a historic arboretum; the Eden Hall Campus, one of the world’s most sustainable campuses, and Chatham Eastside, home to the School of Health Sciences. As the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, Chatham routinely ranks as one of the greenest colleges in the United States and is a leader in environmental and sustainability education.
Today, Chatham consists of four academic schools, and has an enrollment of nearly 2,400 students across more than 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs in the following academic areas of excellence: sustainability, health sciences, business, the arts, and the sciences. Undergraduate enrollment has grown from under 600 students in 2014 to over 1,200 for the current academic year, making Chatham one of the top ten fastest growing private colleges in Pennsylvania over the last decade. The University has undergone a remarkable transformation in the past several decades and has become a nationally ranked and recognized Doctoral/Professional Carnegie Classification University.
The next president must build upon and continue to enhance the University’s ability to sustain its critical mission in a highly competitive higher education landscape. The next president must articulate a vision and action plan for the coming decade that integrates fidelity to the University’s mission with a comprehensive enrollment management plan; the diversification of academic programs, including enhancing Chatham’s reputation as a national leader in sustainability; assertive fundraising strategies; and outreach to community partners.
The Chatham University Presidential Search Committee is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted in confidence to ChathamPresident@academicsearch.org. When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee’s name and contact information.
Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a substantive cover letter that addresses the expectations discussed in the leadership agenda. The search profile can be accessed on the Academic Search website. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 6, 2023. Confidential conversations about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting either Maya Ranchod Kirkhope or Cynthia Patterson from Academic Search.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.