University of the Arts | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of the Arts (UArts) seeks an inspiring, ambitious and unifying leader to serve as its fifth president, building on the institution’s impressive history and celebrating its exceptional community of faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees, and supporters. UArts’ mission—to advance human creativity—is rooted in the belief that creativity is the most essential skill for success in an ever-changing world. With roots in arts education that stretch back more than 145 years in Philadelphia, UArts offers a comprehensive slate of programs spanning design, visual arts, film, music, dance, theater, museum studies, and writing. The new president will join an institution known for its high-quality, innovative academic programs, exciting location, and a focus on celebrating and exploring students’ creativity as they prepare for careers in the arts.
To lead UArts in its continued evolution as a distinctive and dynamic arts institution, the president will address the following opportunities and challenges:
- Provide visionary leadership for UArts
- Strategically steward the resources of the institution
- Develop and enrich academic programs
- Stabilize enrollment and grow the UArts brand
- Continue to grow the fundraising capacity of the university
- Champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
To apply, please submit a CV or resume and a letter of interest in strict confidence below.
Katie Rockman and Ben Tobin are leading this search with Andy Marshall, Jonathan Sanchez, and Maria Connor.