A GUIDE TO FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL SEARCHES
“The search process – recruiting and sustaining new leaders and faculty – is one of the most important actions to be undertaken by an institution.”
This guide is designed to assist academic institutions in developing, strengthening, and improving the search process for high-level appointments and key faculty positions – including but not limited to Presidents, Chancellors, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Deans, Institute/Center Directors, and Department Chairs.
Developed with the advice and insight of academic leaders and leading search firm executives, this valuable resource offers a clear and efficient approach to finding the right candidate by breaking down the search process into three coordinated phases. Because the process of searching for new leaders and key faculty cannot be separated from the characteristics of successful leaders, the guide also presents a straight-forward analysis of leadership skills. The goal is to increase the potential for a successful choice through structuring a search process that speaks to the values and needs of the institutions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Leadership Imperative
- The Three Phases of High-Level Searches
- Role-Specific Best Practices