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Vice Chancellor for Finance

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) seeks a talented, collaborative, and dynamic leader to serve as the vice chancellor for finance.

The vice chancellor for finance (VCF) is a key member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the financial sustainability of the university while ensuring that institutional priorities are supported. This pivotal position is accountable for the university’s $3.9 billion annual budget, including a human resources function supporting more than 13,000 faculty and staff. The VCF will bring to this role highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, as well as experience in developing operating budgets, financial planning and modeling, analysis, and forecasting.

The next vice chancellor for finance must have a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or related field from an accredited institution of higher education and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively comprehensive budget planning and financial analysis leadership experience within a large, complex environment. A master’s degree in business, public administration or related field from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred. The individual should have a record of experience in executive-level financial management in a variety of operational areas; experience in developing operating budgets, financial planning and modeling, analysis and forecasting using current techniques; and demonstrated ability to develop budget policy and align programmatic priorities with current and future financial resources.

As a highly visible university leader, the VCF will create and foster an organizational culture and infrastructure that supports operational excellence; delivers quality customer service; and promotes optimal efficiency of human resources, procurement, budget and financial analysis, access and equity, and institutional research offices, while assuring compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and university policies.

Detailed leadership profile.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resumeKorn Ferry is assisting UIC in this search. We will continue to accept and review candidate materials until a successful candidate is determined. Applications, nominations, and inquiries can be directed to Ken Kring, Victoria Antolini, Lila Wojnarowicz, at

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. 

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be up to date with their COVID 19 vaccinations. You are considered up to date with vaccinations when you have followed current recommendations by the CDC, including boosters if/when applicable. An employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination being up to date. Individuals who are not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious reasons may request an exemption.