Vice President for Information Technology


Date Posted May 14, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Vice President for Information Technology




The University of Virginia invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT). The VPIT will work with University leadership to create, articulate, and promote a university-wide information technology strategy. We seek a recognized leader who has a deep appreciation for the academic mission of a leading research university and who will use that appreciation to inform a strategic vision for IT.


The VPIT reports to the President of the University and serves as a member of the President's Executive Cabinet. The University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for university-wide information technology infrastructure, applications, networks, communications, and information security, will report jointly to the VPIT and to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.


The VPIT will develop a university-wide IT strategy in collaboration with the academic, administrative, and research units across the University which gives a strategic advantage in research, teaching, learning, and administration. He/she will work with University leadership to plan and develop new information systems capabilities through collaboration with academic and support units. He/she will lead and support strategic partnerships between academic, administrative, and research units at the University; federal, state, local and corporate agencies, including national consortia and organizations; and foundations, donors, granting agencies, and vendors. He/she will represent the University in national and international discussions about how to use IT to achieve our mission of teaching, research, service and patient care.



Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia today is rated as one of the two top public universities in the nation and in the top 25 among all universities, public and private. The University of Virginia comprises eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the liberal arts College at Wise in southwest Virginia, and the University Medical Center. The University community includes approximately 13,900 full and part-time employees, including the UVA Health System. The university has more than 21,000 students - 14,600 undergraduates and 6,500 graduate and professional students. It has a total budget of $2.7B, an endowment of over $6B, and $327M in sponsored research funding.



The ideal candidate will be a vigorous advocate for information technology in complex IT environments (e.g., academic, research, health care, or government) with an approach that emphasizes responsibility, collaboration, transparency, accountability, and innovation. He/she will have an established record of accomplishment as an effective leader that collaborates and empowers others and will possess a comprehensive knowledge about the field of information technology and the impact of changing technologies on teaching, research, and health care. He/she will have budget management experience and the ability to work skillfully with the finances of a large institution, balancing both short-term and long-term priorities. He/she will possess strong, persuasive communication skills, which inspire enthusiasm, respect and credibility with a variety of audiences, both internal and external. He/she will be influential in the higher education technology landscape nationally and globally. He/she will lead by example with personal integrity, always ethical, and respectful, demonstrating service-oriented values and expectations for the University's information technology environment.

A master's degree is required (a terminal/doctoral degree is preferred).

Candidates with a strong record of distinguished scholarship and effective teaching will be considered for an academic appointment commensurate with accomplishments.



To express interest in this opportunity, please forward a CV and cover letter (optional, but encouraged) to:


If nominating an individual for this opportunity, please include the nominee’s contact information.

The position will remain open until filled and will be carried out with full confidentiality.


For a detailed position description & more information about the search, please visit:

Questions may be sent directly to: or call (434) 243-1032.


The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.