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Chancellor of Arkansas State University

Arkansas State University
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Arkansas State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and administration.  In support of this commitment, Arkansas State invites nominations and applications for the position of chancellor.  The chancellor functions as the chief executive officer of the A-State campus and reports to the Arkansas State University System president. 


About A-State

Founded in 1909 and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the university has maintained its student-centered teaching tradition while achieving Carnegie R2 status as a national doctoral-granting university.  Arkansas State offers 47 degree programs within 163 major fields of study across the doctoral, specialist, master, bachelor, and associate degree levels.  A-State Online is the largest provider of digitally accessible programming in the state of Arkansas.  The Jonesboro campus is host to the first osteopathic medical school in Arkansas, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State, and operates the first American-style residential campus in Mexico, A-State Campus Querétaro.  Home to more than 13,000 students, including from over 50 countries, and more than 100,000 alumni, Arkansas State is the largest campus of the Arkansas State University System. More information about Arkansas State can be found at, and more information about the ASU System can be found at



Arkansas State University seeks a visionary, innovative, and consensus-building individual to lead the university in its second century of service.  The preferred candidate will have a sustained record of character and integrity deserving of the public trust, an earned doctorate or recognized terminal degree, a minimum of five years of leadership experience in a university setting, a demonstrable commitment to the ideals of excellence, diversity, community engagement, and student success, and a successful track record working in an environment of strong shared governance.  To learn more about the detailed responsibilities of the chancellor, go to

  Application Review

Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection.  The new chancellor will assume office on a date mutually agreed upon with the System President and Board of Trustees. 


How to Apply

Application materials (to include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references) must be electronically submitted (MS Word or Adobe PDF) via


More Information

All other communications should be directed to:

Pam Kail

Executive Assistant to the System President

Phone (870) 933-7903

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