Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Board of Trustees of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) invite applications and nominations for its next president. After twelve years of a dynamic and successful presidency, Dr. Andrew Hugine announced his decision to retire from the presidency effective January 1, 2022. During his tenure, President Hugine led Alabama A&M University (AAMU) through sustained fiscal stability, student growth, the development of many new academic programs, and enrichments in student life.

AAMU seeks a leader with a strategic vision capable of meeting the challenges of a growing and innovative, historically student-friendly and community-focused institution of higher education. AAMU's president will lead the university as it continues to create a dynamic culture that reflects on its heritage as a historically black college and university (HBCU) and a traditional 1890 land-grant institution with a rich STEM-based curriculum. AAMU functions as a teaching, research and public service institution. Founded in 1875 by a former slave, Dr. William Hooper Councill, AAMU is a dynamic and progressive institution with a strong commitment to academic excellence. The serene, intimate campus is situated on "The Hill," only a short distance from downtown Huntsville, the site of the school's founding.

The next President of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University will meet these minimum requirements:

• Possess the appropriate training and academic credentials to gain faculty support and confidence.
• Five to seven years of a demonstrated history of effective leadership.
• Must be accessible to students, university community and be personable.
• Demonstrate successful innovative and visionary accomplishments.
• Be a leader of unquestioned integrity.
• Understand the role of athletics in student life.
• Possess high moral and ethical character.
• Demonstrate successful fundraising capability.
• Demonstrate global vision and leadership.

A full description of the position, including a leadership agenda, desired qualifications and instructions on the application process can be found in the position profile:

Applications, Inquiries and Nominations

The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications must consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest must be submitted electronically (PDF format preferred), and in confidence, to

The position is open until filled but only applications received by July 30, 2021 can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting John Garland ( and George E. Ross (

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status or protected veteran status.