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We are contacted fairly regularly by prospective clients interested in learning if our firm can be helpful to them in support of their strategic hiring needs. Sometimes we are called well in advance of the hiring need and other times after a search has started and results are proving to be less than optimal.
In both situations we begin by listening because we need to understand the background about the search and to help determine for the client if our firm will be the right one for their need.
Some things we will need to know:
Our firm is one of the best in providing executive search consulting for academic and corporate search hiring needs. Because we are frequently asked about our Academic Search experience I thought it would be helpful to discuss it in my blog.
We focus on attracting transformational leaders who can step into Provost, VPAA, Dean and VP positions at leading research universities and drive growth and development. We are very experienced in completing Business & Engineering Dean, VP Research, Sponsored Grants Administration and senior faculty/chaired professorship searches.
Our corporate clients benefit from our academic search experience in that we are often able to connect them with top research university principal investigators to help with their product innovation initiatives.
Dean College of Liberal Arts: Implications of a recently completed search assignment
“We recently completed a search for a new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for Norwich University. The search went very smoothly. The SVP Academic Affairs was clear from the outset; he wanted the new Dean to be leader with an ability to understand the strategic direction of the University and bring a fresh outlook to the position. Norwich is in the unique position of being an independent university with a long tradition of preparing citizen soldiers to serve their Nation of origin. The University was founded in 1819, with this educational goal in mind, and ever since it has demonstrated real vision and leadership in helping to prepare its graduates for positions of responsibility in government, business and professional careers such as engineering, nursing among many others.
We are currently working on several searches involving leaders for innovation, research and development. While it is still a buyer’s market for most hiring companies and universities, finding the right hired candidate for a key R&D and Innovation position is perhaps one of the greatest challenges. The hiring candidate needs to have the right blend of technical training and practical problem solving abilities as well as people management skills.
For our corporate clients and universities alike with a bent towards innovation there is no time like right now to be working on attracting the right R&D leaders. The economy is building up a real head of steam but it has a long run ahead—-rates are forecasted to remain low for 2 more years! What are you waiting for? Ready–aim–hire!