The University of Texas System invites applications and nominations for the position of President of The University of Texas at Arlington to lead a comprehensive research, teaching and public service institution. The successful candidate will have the experience, integrity, skills and vision to continue to advance the university’s academic and research reputation, grow enrollment, and strengthen relationships with education and industry partners.
Founded in 1895, UT Arlington is a Carnegie Research 1 institution (total research expenditures exceeded $125 million for FY 2020), a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. UTA is located on a 420-acre campus in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. One of the largest universities in Texas and among the fastest growing in the country, the university serves more than 48,000 students who attend classes both on campus and online. The university also boasts one of the most diverse campus populations in the nation (ranked #5 by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate ethnic diversity), with students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries.
UT Arlington has been recognized for its commitment to serving veterans (ranked No. 1 on Military Times’ 2020 and 2021 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list), first-generation students, transfer students and a large undergraduate class. With more than 300 campus organizations and 10,000 students living on or adjacent to campus, UT Arlington has an engaged and vibrant campus community.
As the Chief Executive Officer, the President leads development and implementation of goals and strategies to achieve the university’s mission and the priorities authorized by the UT System Board of Regents, reporting through the Chancellor. The next President will lead UT Arlington as it continues to grow and enhance its status as one of the premier academic and research institutions in Texas and the nation. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university’s values, its students and the community it serves.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to PresidentialSearch@utsystem.edu. The search process will be conducted confidentially until the Board of Regents names a finalist.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to UT Arlington’s values, the students and community it serves. The University is particularly interested in candidates who present the following qualifications:
A terminal degree from an accredited institution. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of successful executive leadership and comparable credentials and/or experiences sufficient to warrant the respect and confidence of the academic community.
A demonstrated record in administrative leadership of large, complex organizations, ideally in higher education and/or at a public institution of similar size, scope and complexity. S/he must understand and embrace the central role of faculty, staff, and students within the university community and be personally engaged in the education process and student life experiences and activities, including intercollegiate athletics.
Experience in managing the financial and budgeting operations of a complex unit or organization, preferably in public higher education.
Respect for and demonstrated effectiveness working in a shared governance environment.
The President should be a visionary leader, and experience working with a statewide governing system and board is valued.
Ability to work effectively in partnership with other university presidents, system administration, and other partners.
Fundraising experience, and enthusiasm and skill for serving as the University’s key spokesperson.
Appreciation for the important role of online learning in advancing UTA’s goals.
Experience in attracting and retaining strong, diverse leadership and supporting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A personal enthusiasm for leading a growing, vital institution in a diverse and dynamic community.
The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
The University of Texas System has served Texas for more than 135 years, improving the lives of Texans—and people all over the world—through education, health care and research at 13 academic and health institutions across the state. With an enrollment of more than 243,000 students, the UT System is one of the nation’s largest public university systems of higher education.
The UT System also is one of the largest employers in the state with 21,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of National Academies – and more than 85,000 health care professionals, researchers and staff.