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Position Announcement

The University of Memphis invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Business and Finance. This position is responsible for a critical division within the university, working directly with the President to accomplish the vision and mission of the University of Memphis to become one of America’s great metropolitan research universities. The Vice President will serve on the President’s Council, along with the Provost, four other Vice Presidents, and the Athletic Director. The Division of Business and Finance is responsible for the management of University fiscal, physical, and human resources within a University annual operating budget of nearly $400 million. He/she will be responsible for over 500 employees in finance, human resources, administrative and auxiliary services, public safety, campus planning and design, and physical plant. For details, visit the division web site at and the university web site at

The University of Memphis, a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents System, is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University with six colleges and three professional schools. The University enrolls a diverse population, approximately 21,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. Our faculty and staff number approximately 2,600.

Qualified applicants will possess an understanding of financial, accounting and business operations, information systems and current practices and trends in human resources and higher education. He/she must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to represent the University well, and must be able to work effectively with diverse constituencies within and outside the University. We are seeking an innovative leader with personal integrity, sound professional reputation, a collegial management style, and the judgment and ability to make independent decisions. A degree in business administration, management or a related field is required. Qualified applicants will have records of effective management and demonstrated achievement in increasingly responsible positions, preferably in higher education.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The University of Memphis also offers an attractive benefits package.  The start date is negotiable, although preferably before January 2009.

Nominations and applications with resumes/vitae and the contact information for four references may be sent as noted below. Electronic applications are preferred. Further information about the application process is available at

Richard Warder, Chair
Vice President for Business and Finance Search Committee
c/o Ms. Meta Laabs
235 Administration Building
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3370 or
 901-678-5271 or 901- 678-5445

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, and may continue until the position is filled.

A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University
Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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