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Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

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Nominations sought for Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University in Silicon Valley, seeks an innovative, charismatic, and entrepreneurial leader for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Founded in 1986, the Markkula Center is the largest and most active university-based ethics center in the world, with programs in bioethics, business ethics, campus ethics, character education, digital journalism ethics, government ethics, internet ethics, leadership ethics, social sector ethics, and technology ethics. The Center’s mission, which plays a central role at Santa Clara and extends beyond campus to Silicon Valley and the larger world, is to educate and empower individuals and organizations to make good ethical choices and how to create ethical organizations.

The Executive Director is the chief executive of the Center with full responsibility for the vision, strategy, fundraising, and leadership of the Center. In addition, the Executive Director, who reports to the Provost, is a senior University leader, and insures that the Center advances the overall mission and reputation of Santa Clara University. While the successful candidate will serve full-time as Executive Director, she or he will also hold a faculty appointment at Santa Clara University.

Nominations and expressions of interest, including a CV and cover letter of interest, can be sent via email to Ms. Chris Changras at Questions concerning this search may be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Elsa Chen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, at Interested applicants can view a position description and apply through the Santa Clara University Human Resources web site at

The position will remain open until filled, but materials should be sent by March 9, 2018 for fullest consideration. The recruitment will be conducted in confidence until finalists are invited for campus visits, at which time professional references will also be contacted.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.