Director Search

Let Us Hear From You


We invite you to share your thoughts with us at any time during the search process by writing to:

search-labdir@uchicago.edu

Messages sent to this address will be compiled and shared with members of the Search Advisory Committee.


Open Meetings


Lab Community Meetings:

  • Monday, September 19, 6:30–8 p.m., Gordon Parks Assembly Hall
  • Wednesday, September 28, 9–10:30 a.m., Gordon Parks Assembly Hall
  • Monday, February 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Gordon Parks Assembly Hall

Lab Faculty Meeting:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 3:45–5 p.m., Gordon Parks Assembly Hall

Lab Faculty and Staff Meeting:

  • Tuesday, February 14, 4–5 p.m., Gordon Parks Arts Assembly Hall

Search Updates


Public updates regarding the director search will be posted here from time to time.

Position Description


Click the button for a PDF of the Director Position Description

Nominate/Apply


To nominate someone for the position or to apply, please visit: http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-942

Search Advisory Committee


Sandra Bixby
Daniel Calleri
David Fithian
Douglas Grissom
Melina Hale
Christie Henry
Monica Hughson
Christopher Jones
David Kistenbroker
Sidney Lee, ’80
Robert Ley
Peggy Lim
Elizabeth Luna
Elizabeth Parker
Cheryl Rudbeck
Jason Tyler, ’89
Stephanie Weber
Christopher Woods

Staff to the Committee

Geertrui Spaepen

Search Consultants


Isaacson, Miller

Sheryl Ash, Vice President
Ericka Miller, Vice President
Natalie Leonhard, Senior Associate

Consultant Bios

Search Timeline


Please note: these dates are approximate and subject to change

May 2016

Lab Director transition announced to Lab Community

Summer 2016

Email address for community input created: search-labdir@uchicago.edu Note: this email address will be active throughout the duration of the search

Lab Director Search Advisory Committee formed

Search Consultant selected

September 2016

Director Search officially launched

Constituent Meetings and Open forums for the Lab Community including faculty, students, parents, alumni, administrators, and staff

Position description developed

October-December 2016

Candidate pool developed

Search Consultants actively recruit candidates; suggestions of sources or candidates should be submitted here: http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S5-942

Several meetings of the Search Advisory Committee to review lists and provide input

Search Consultants interview potential candidates

January 2017

Search Advisory Committee interviews semi-finalist candidates

Candidate referencing by Search Advisory Committee and Search Consultants

February 2017

Open forums for the Lab Community with finalist candidates

Search Advisory Committee interviews finalist candidates

Spring 2017

Announcement of next Director for Lab

Transition period including community welcome

July 1, 2017

Ideal start date for new Director