When conducting an executive search for your organization, it is critical to work with search firms that find candidates who are not only professionally qualified, but also fit the distinctive culture and mission of your institution.

However, finding search firms that specialize, in the areas of research, higher education, and academic medicine can be challenging. This can lead to working with firms that don’t fully understand the logistics, nuances, and context of an executive search in your space. As a result, you are presented with candidates that are qualified on a resume level but are a poor fit for the extended future of your organization.

At Harris Search Associates, our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders specifically in the areas of research, higher education, and academic medicine. Our deep understanding and expertise in these practice areas help us recruit talented individuals that are both professionally qualified and share your organization's mission and vision. This alignment in professional qualification and mission ensures candidates presented are the best fit and will therefore likely remain with your organization long term.

Harris Search Associates is the only national firm that combines the recruiting expertise of the largest, most well-recognized search organizations with highly respected former university presidents, deans, and senior administrators. Over the past 20 years we have successfully completed 94% of engagements and have completed over 875 assignments. Using a process that blends efficiency with thorough due diligence, we consistently complete assignments within 110 days. And at 4.6 years, we lead the industry in average tenure of candidates placed.

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