Presidential Search Candidate Profile

The University of Southern California, one of the world’s leading private research universities and an institution revered for its entrepreneurial spirit, seeks its next president.

USC is an agile, driven, inventive, and an intellectually electric university, and the next President will join at a transformational moment as the campus makes important changes stemming from the issues of the last two years, takes comfort in its long trajectory of success, and plans a new strategy for the future. The President must lead through values, reaffirming the University’s commitment to its core academic principles and, above all, its code of ethics, while adding voices to its governance and exploring new, equitable ways of developing an authentic sense of community. The University will look to the President to develop a distinctive and compelling vision and narrative that will build on the unique assets of the University and its location, all with an eye toward expanded excellence and influence on the world stage.

Reviews of candidate materials will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by December 1, 2018. The University of Southern California has retained Isaacson, Miller and Heidrick & Struggles to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letter should be sent in confidence to:

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