Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

A Member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education 

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) invites applications and nominations for the position of President. The President is the chief executive officer of the University and serves ESU and its constituents through leadership in the development and communication of a broad institutional vision for achieving excellence. The President is the primary public spokesperson for East Stroudsburg University and takes an active leadership role in building strong ties with the community.

Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provide convenient access to internships, careers, and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun. One of the 14-members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), The University has 57 buildings located on approximately 258 acres in the East Stroudsburg Borough and in Smithfield Township. University Properties Inc. has constructed 541 beds of student housing in ten buildings on 43 acres in Smithfield Township. The 56 buildings in East Stroudsburg Borough include academic facilities, a 1000-seat dining hall, a student center, a fitness center, a recreation center, and eight residence halls. The Student Activity Association, Inc., owns Stony Acres, a 119-acre off-campus student recreation area near Marshalls Creek that includes a lodge, cabins, and a small lake.

East Stroudsburg University serves over 5,400 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from 26 states and 19 countries. The student-faculty ratio is 19:1. Students are provided a broad variety of activities and programs to assist them in participating in the ESU community, including NCAA DII athletics and in developing their skills and knowledge of leadership, wellness, service, and diversity. The University faculty totals 335 and there are 398 management and non-instructional staff members. Ninety-one percent of the University's full-time permanent instructional faculty members hold the highest degree possible in their academic fields.

ESU's academic programs combine personalized teaching and real-world experience to help students gain the knowledge and skills employers and graduate schools are looking for today. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania prides itself on placing students first and on its commitment to student success. With 58 bachelor’s, 21 master’s and two doctoral degree programs in Educational Leadership and Administration, and Health Science, students can select a major that best suits their professional aspirations. ESU offers exciting opportunities to experience and study additive manufacturing and 3D printing in the University’s Stratasys Super lab, one of the first three in the world to have a multi-medium, multi-color Stratasys J750 3D printer; creative problem solving in the C.R.E.A.T.E. Lab; and wildlife forensic work and tick testing in the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab. For those interested in business, marketing, and finance, ESU’s new Bloomberg Lab provides students with the world’s most powerful real-time business software package. Students can become “game-changing” entrepreneurs with the support of ESU’s Business Accelerator Program and participation in the State System Student Business Plan Competition, while those with a passion for exploration can reach for the stars and discover nature’s wonders in the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History and McMunn Planetarium. Within the past year, ESU’s newest academic offerings include bachelor’s degrees in accounting and marketing and a master of arts in communications.

The ideal presidential candidate should possess an earned terminal degree or credentials sufficient to engender respect from the academy and the community-at-large and the educational background to demonstrate a commitment to academic quality. It is preferred that the candidate will have progressively responsible administrative/managerial experience in higher education, classroom experience at the university level, experience with resource development including fundraising and building external relationships. East Stroudsburg University's President will be an experienced leader who has demonstrated the implementation of a vision, is comfortable in a shared governance environment, excels at management and resource development, and is a team player and communicator who can articulate and build support for the vision for ESU.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting East Stroudsburg University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV/resume, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made; however, the priority consideration date is October 1, 2020.


Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to: 
Jan Greenwood, Partner 
Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender identity, veteran’s status, genetic information or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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