Who We Are
Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and advisory consulting firm. Our practice is focused on the recruitment of leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, technology, and academic medicine on behalf of the foremost universities, research institutes, national laboratories, academic health centers, and health care organizations driving innovation and discovery.
Our higher education, research, and academic medicine search practices are highly regarded placing senior academic administrators globally. We are regularly engaged to conduct search assignments that include the identification of the next President, Provost, Chancellor, Dean, Vice President, and other high-level executives
We have served top universities, research institutes, national laboratories, academic health centers, and health sciences organizations, forming partnerships with leading institutions such as Howard University, Michigan State University, the University at Buffalo, UC Davis, Vanderbilt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of South Florida.
How We Work
In an increasingly international environment, the talent needed to lead organizations will come from all corners of the world. These increasingly complex environments demand experienced search counsel with diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We are recognized as the higher education search firm of choice by the foremost universities around the globe.
As a member firm of IIC Partners, we are able to provide our clients with global access to talent. We have been a proud member since 2004. Founder and Managing Partner Jeff Harris, served as Vice-Chair, Americas on the IIC Partners Board.