The Opportunity: The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks a visionary, dynamic and entrepreneurial leader with a strong commitment to excellence in higher education, demonstrated administrative skills in managing a complex organization, and the ability to work with the Board of Trustees to guide the institution to the next level of distinction. The President must have a record demonstrating commitment to maintaining a robust system of shared governance and to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. An appreciation for the integral role of TU in the Tulsa community, a willingness to continue developing national connections, and the capacity to attract public and private financial support is essential. As the chief representative of the University to a wide variety of external constituencies, the President must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to connect with a variety of groups. The President must be a decisive leader who embodies integrity, is responsive, collaborative, creative, and has a passion for excellence.
About the University of Tulsa: TU is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose mission reflects core values in excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. A top-rated research institution, TU welcomes students from many different faiths and countries. The TU campus fosters a rich, diverse experience for students and faculty regardless of religious or cultural background through a strong belief in mutual respect and understanding. TU is Oklahoma’s highest-ranked national university (U.S. News & World Report). TU has an enrollment of 4,380 (3,269 undergraduate and 1,111 graduate) students and offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and more than 40 graduate programs, including 16 doctoral programs across five colleges. TU employs 311 full-time faculty, including 42 endowed chairs/professorships. For more information about TU, please visit www.utulsa.edu.
How to Apply: TU has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry to conduct this important search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted to Korn Ferry at the e-mail address below. Initial applications should consist of two documents. First, a full-length curriculum vitae. Second, a letter of interest describing why you are interested in both the role and TU, why you are a good fit for the position based on your experience, and why now is a good time for you to consider the opportunity. For priority consideration, please submit application materials in confidence by December 1, 2020.
Paul Chou, Ken Kring, and Josh Ward, Ph.D.
Global Education Practice
The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family health history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. The University of Tulsa also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.