President - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Miami University’s Board of Trustees seeks applications and nominations for the next President of the University. This is an opportunity to lead a top national university and one of the world’s great public institutions as it continues its proud history of pursuing learning and discovery through a core liberal education while graduating students who make a lasting impact on the world.


Founded in 1809, Miami University has a distinguished history as a prestigious public university recognized for outstanding undergraduate education and superior, select graduate and research programs. The University serves the state of Ohio and, increasingly, a national and international audience. The 2015 U.S. News & World Report college rankings list Miami University 30th among the top public universities in the nation based on academic quality.

Miami has a vivid, highly-developed identity and seeks a leader who intimately understands the undergraduate mission and appreciates the importance and challenge of maintaining a productive balance between research, select graduate programs, and high-quality undergraduate teaching. The next President must value students, appreciate the core role of faculty, clearly articulate the University’s mission and build trust. As such, the President will be the single most important Miami community leader, communicating the University’s strengths, mission, and direction to constituents throughout campus and the surrounding area as well as to state leadership and alumni.  

Coming off the successful completion of the largest capital campaign in its history and enjoying consistent recognition as the top public university in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate education, Miami University is poised to play a leading role in the challenges facing higher education in the coming years. The next President will be a consultative leader who will build upon the ideas expressed in The Miami 2020 Plan to address a variety of issues including the University’s financial model, changing student demographics, the culture of learning, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and pedagogical innovations. 

Minimum Qualifications


Miami University has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed through the Isaacson, Miller website at:


The search is being led by:

Michael Baer, Gregory Esposito, and Gregory Gallagher

Isaacson, Miller

1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 682-1504


Please Note: While every effort will be made to preserve confidentiality until the search is completed, the search is subject to the Ohio Public Records Act. Please contact the consultants at Isaacson, Miller if you desire more information about the Public Records Act.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • President
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Presidents & Chancellors
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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