Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


Carleton College invites nominations and applications for its 12th president to succeed President Steven Poskanzer after a successful eleven-year term.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges, top 10 Most Innovative Schools, and a leading college for Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News and World Report, Carleton College is committed to providing an exemplary learning experience to students from around the world. Located in historic Northfield, Minnesota – just 40 miles from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul – Carleton boasts an outstanding faculty, engaged students, and a passionate alumni body.

Characterized by its close-knit and intellectually curious community, Carleton enrolls just over 2,100 undergraduate students who forge their own definitions of success, would rather collaborate than compete, and are encouraged to explore bold paths. Across 45 academic departments and programs, Carleton’s approximately 250-member faculty consists of accomplished teacher-scholars actively engaged with a bright, highly motivated, and increasingly diverse body of students. Faculty and students alike have garnered national attention for scholarship; Carleton has produced two Rhodes Scholars, and students regularly win Fulbright, Watson, National Science Foundation, and other fellowships. In recent years, the College has made significant strides toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 30 percent of students identifying as students of color.

The College seeks an innovative and visionary leader to develop and execute a compelling and ambitious vision for Carleton’s future. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the president will work closely with senior leadership on college-wide administrative challenges and goals. The president will: set the agenda for the future success of Carleton in the 21st century; continue to embrace and enhance Carleton’s profile; champion a fully inclusive community; bolster financial capacity; cultivate an environment of engagement that will stimulate meaningful conversation and outcomes; embrace stakeholder interests while navigating a vision for the future; and deepen the College’s commitment to sustainability. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and an ability to articulate the value of a residential liberal arts education, a commitment to innovative and inclusive leadership, a record of administrative accomplishments, experience growing resources on behalf of an institution, and record of shaping discussions and advancing initiatives in support of inclusion, diversity, and equity.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Storbeck, Managing Partner
Susan VanGilder, Partner
Tammy Townes, Managing Associate
Anne Koellhoffer, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

Carleton College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. 

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