University Park

Penn State Wilkes-Barre seeks chancellor

Applications and nominations are being sought for the position of chancellor of Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The chancellor provides academic and administrative leadership for the campus in all areas, including academic programming (both resident instruction and continuing education), human resources, fiscal management, and facilities maintenance and improvement. The chancellor also is responsible for developing and maintaining close relationships with surrounding communities as well as other Penn State campuses and administrative units.

Preferred qualifications include:

-- Earned doctorate; record of success as a senior academic administrator or other senior executive; demonstrated leadership skills, vision, and ability to identify and build on the strengths of a successful academic institution;

-- Experience with the use and implementation of technology in an educational setting;

-- Well-developed communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in an environment of collegiality and shared decision-making;

-- Success in building a rich work force and student community that includes diverse populations; extensive experience in developing collaborative partnerships with community and business leaders; and

-- Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-campus system to identify and achieve common goals.

Additional information about Penn State Wilkes-Barre is available at online.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to Lisa Squire, Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, 111 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications will begin Sept. 20 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is January.

Last Updated March 19, 2009