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Lehigh University seeks a President who will be attentive to its legacy and equal to its ambition. In a time when the most sophisticated parts of the economy prize intellectual innovation, creativity, translation of theory to practice, and practical and technological mastery, Lehigh is brilliantly positioned.

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Lehigh is a 7,000-student, research intensive, private, non-denominational university. It educates 4,904 undergraduate and 2,165 graduate students, and pursues its mission of teaching, research and service through four interconnected colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. The academic program integrates impressive pedagogical and interdisciplinary innovation across the campus. The University ranks highly nationally and is distinguished by its innovative programming, path-breaking scholarship and excellent students, faculty and staff. It is a highly efficient and well-managed institution, with one of the strongest balance sheets in higher education today, and receives strong support from its passionate and successful alumni. Located an hour away from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York City, Lehigh offers a powerful value proposition with 97 percent of its students employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, and with its graduates earning very high mid-career pay.

The University seeks a leader who can leverage the compelling assets of the institution and lead Lehigh forward on the national and international stage. The President must have intellectual vision, abundant energy, a clear understanding of the modern academy, and the capacity to make strategic and tough choices, as well as the ability to inspire the University community to new levels of excellence across its colleges and disciplines. Candidates will have a history of organizational leadership, an appreciation for scholarly work, the ability to build and cultivate financial support for Lehigh and its programs, as well as a record of accomplishment in creating and supporting an inclusive and diverse community with understanding and excitement. This leader must also possess unimpeachable personal integrity.

Lehigh at a Glance

97% of Lehigh Graduates

are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation

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