University of California, Berkeley
The University of California invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley campus. The current incumbent, Robert J. Birgeneau, will step down effective December 31, 2012.
The University of California, Berkeley, a public land-grant university founded in 1868, is a member of the University of California system and the first of its ten campuses. Committed to a mission of teaching, research and public service, UC Berkeley is one of the world's preeminent universities. Its distinguished full-time faculty totals approximately 1500, with 22 Nobel Prize recipients, including nine who are current faculty members, 32 MacArthur fellows and four Pulitzer Prize winners. Its 14 schools and colleges offer more than 350 academic programs supported by a stellar library collection and a system of world-class research museums, field stations, and performing and fine arts centers. With 450,000 living alumni, it currently enrolls 25,800 undergraduates who participate in over 1200 student organizations and compete in 27 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. It attracts a top echelon of graduate students from around the world and with 10,200 graduate students is the largest producer of Ph.D.'s in the country. The campus employs 24,000 people and has annual revenues of more than $2 billion. It is engaged in a landmark fundraising campaign led by the Chancellor to raise $3 billion and is on track to reach this goal by the end of 2013.
A major source for the discovery and creation of knowledge, UC Berkeley has become a catalyst of economic growth and social innovation: the place where vitamin E was discovered; a lost Scarlatti opera found; the flu virus identified; the accelerating expansion of the universe first documented; and the nation's first no-fault divorce law drafted. In recognition of broad and deep excellence, respected sources have repeatedly ranked UC Berkeley among the world's top programs in fields ranging from engineering and the physical and life sciences to the social sciences, arts, and humanities. It partners closely with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is located near the campus.
UC Berkeley is an engine of social mobility that attracts students of exceptional talent from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The large majority of undergraduate students are Californians and 35 percent come from low-income families, with more Pell Grant recipients than all eight Ivy League universities combined. About one-third of UC Berkeley's undergraduates are first-generation college students. Student graduation rates are over 90 percent.
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the UC Berkeley campus and reports to the President of the University of California. The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and six Vice Chancellors report to the Chancellor. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated leadership skills in a rigorous academic and research environment with a strong personal record of achievement in teaching, research, and service. Ideal candidates should be able to plan for and execute the continued growth of UC Berkeley as an academically preeminent global leader providing broad access to students from all socioeconomic levels. They should show an ability to engage the energy and vitality of the campus with creativity and innovation, and understand its ethos of public service. They must also demonstrate a collaborative style and an ability to work effectively in a complex environment. They must possess a clear vision of the future of higher education, particularly in a public setting, and how this vision can guide this particular campus. Qualified candidates should demonstrate a record of effective commitment to progress in equity and inclusion. Essential qualifications also include the ability to succeed in institutional fundraising and the capacities that create effective linkages with
internal and external constituents and alumni.
Reviews of candidate materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The University of California has retained
Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm,
to assist with this search.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals
and resumes with cover letter should be sent in
confidence to: Jennifer Bol and Kristine Johnson,
Spencer Stuart at the following email address:
UC Berkeley is committed to equity and inclusion and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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