University of California, Irvine in California

Date Posted April 28, 2014

Irvine, CA

The University of California invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor of the
University of California, Irvine.

The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University of California, Irvine, and is responsible to the President. Within the scope of University of California policy, the Chancellor exercises broad authority over and is responsible for all aspects of campus administration. Working in close collaboration with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and community leaders, as well as with the President and leadership of UC, the Chancellor inspires and guides the campus's advancement as one of the premier research universities in the nation and a vital resource for Southern California and the world.

Since its founding in 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the friendly feel of a small residential college, all in an incomparable Southern California location. Through its first five decades, it has enjoyed an unparalleled combination of rapid growth in enrollment and an equally impressive increase in the size, quality, and influence of its research, undergraduate, and professional programs. In recent years the campus has seen the launch of new programs in public health, pharmaceutical sciences, and nursing science, which are providing highly trained healthcare professionals to meet the critical needs of the community; the creation of the first new public law school in California in more than 40 years; and, most recently, the establishment of the UC Irvine School of Education in 2012. UC Irvine's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national, and global communities in many ways.

With more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 full-time faculty, and 9,400 staff, UC Irvine is among the most diverse and dynamic campuses in the University of California system. The number of undergraduate students from underrepresented minorities has risen by almost 60 percent in the past five years. Sixty percent of the entering freshmen in the Class of 2017 were the first in their families to attend a four-year college, and 40 percent came from low-income families; both percentages are among the highest in the nation. Increasingly a first-choice campus for students, UC Irvine ranks among the top 10 U.S. universities in the number of undergraduate applications - more than 82,400 applications were received in the most recent application season - and annually admits freshmen with highly competitive academic profiles.

Consistently ranked among the nation's best universities - public and private - UC Irvine excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments, and programs. Times Higher Education twice ranked UC Irvine the number one institution in the U.S. - and in the top 10 worldwide - among universities under 50 years old. It is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities. Three UC Irvine researchers have won Nobel Prizes - two in chemistry and one in physics. Forty faculty are members of the National Academies.

As the only university-based care provider in Orange County, UC Irvine Health is a multifaceted organization dedicated to the discovery of new medical frontiers, the teaching of future healers, and the delivery of the finest evidence-based care. UC Irvine School of Medicine is a top-50 medical school and a leader in research. UC Irvine Medical Center has been rated one of the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report for 13 straight years, and it is the only Level I and Level II pediatric trauma center in Orange County.

Qualified candidates should have demonstrated leadership skills in a rigorous and complex academic and research environment and be able to plan for and execute the continued growth of UC Irvine, with a continuing emphasis on diversity. They must have a strong commitment to and record of teaching, research, service, and scholarship. The ideal candidate must have a clear vision of the future of higher education and how it will impact this particular campus; a manifest understanding and appreciation for shared governance; a proven record of generating financial resources; and the recognized ability to establish and maintain constructive linkages with external constituents and alumni.

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The University of California has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and résumés with cover letter should be sent to:

The University of California is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.