Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees of Briar Cliff University invites applications and nominations for the position of President. Briar Cliff University is a four-year, private liberal arts Catholic university located in Sioux City, Iowa.

The President is the chief executive officer for the university. The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate or terminal degree appropriate for higher education leadership; executive administrative accomplishments encompassing resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long-range planning in an academic or non-profit institution; a commitment to sustain the mission of the university; and will respect and uphold the doctrine, values and teachings of the Catholic Church.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted prior to October 20, 2017 to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential. Submit materials to

Briar Cliff University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about our university, view our Presidential Search Profile (PDF).

View the Job Description here (PDF). To apply for the position, submit your cover letter, resume/CV, five references and completed Presidential Candidate Profile (docx) to