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University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
Date posted
Dec 6, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Chancellor.

UMD is a comprehensive regional university set on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue. Providing an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges, UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university system. As a sea-grant and land-grant university that acknowledges its location on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people, UMD achieves its mission through vibrant and high-quality academic, co-curricular, and student support programs; impactful research, scholarship, and creative activities; and broad public engagement.

Reporting to the President of the University of Minnesota System, the Chancellor will lead the Duluth campus in advancing its contributions to fulfilling the mission of the University of Minnesota. In addition, the Chancellor will guide UMD in its campus commitments to excellence in teaching and scholarship, student centeredness, and engaged citizenship. The Chancellor will provide strong leadership in achieving current goals and establishing new and ambitious plans to advance the vibrant campus in coordination with the broader University of Minnesota System’s strategies and mission.

The key opportunities for impact for the next Chancellor are shaping UMD’s identity, creating enrollment opportunities, improving long-term fiscal stability, advocating for a student-centric environment, fostering research, providing leadership and strategic vision, championing DEI and a sense of belonging, supporting UMD Bulldog athletics, and collaborating to craft a bright future for UMD. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated record of senior leadership as an executive officer and will be able to articulate and champion UMD’s distinctive vision and campus culture to diverse audiences. Candidates should demonstrate strategic thinking, possess outstanding interpersonal and public communication skills, and be collaborative and creative.

The Search Profile, with additional information about the University of Minnesota Duluth and the opportunities for the next Chancellor can be found at:

Nominations and Applications

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically, which should include:

  1. a letter of interest based on the Leadership Profile, specifically Professional and Personal Qualifications, Characteristics, and Key Opportunities for Impact, which describe the candidate’s relevant experience in light of UMD’s needs;
  2. a current curriculum vitae, and,
  3. names and email addresses of five references (please specify your professional relationship with each)

All application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system accessible via this link by January 5, 2024 for best consideration. Please direct any questions regarding the application process to:

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged and should be directed to or to the AGB search consultants listed below. All candidate names will remain confidential until finalists are identified during the latter stages of the search.

Sally Mason, Senior Executive Search Consultant - / (765) 414-0299

Garry Owens, Senior Executive Search Consultant - / (806) 239-3049


The University shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.


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