Customize Your Search To Your Needs

Academic Keys offers affordable, customized academic search services for faculty, staff, and executive positions. Our searches are priced considerably lower compared to other conventional search firms. Within each specialized program, we work to ultimately place the ideal candidate(s) to ensure a strong fit and long-term partnership.

We are fully committed to sourcing a culturally rich and diverse candidate pool. Academic Keys is proud to have placed both women and minority candidates in ten of our recent searches. Each of our searches includes diversity advertising. We make every effort to deliver the most talented and diverse candidates to our clients. Our diversity advertising spans all classifications in the EEO-1, as well as protected veterans.

Our extensive database of more than one million potential candidates allows us to quickly source qualified applicants to ensure a timely search. We additionally source passive candidates through research, personal and professional networks, and a strong social media presence. Our streamlined process begins with a discussion to determine university goals, needs, and timelines.

Explore our Executive Search options!

Key Search
$28,000 - $32,000

A comprehensive search service delivering qualified, vetted candidates saving valuable committee time and accelerating your hiring cycle.

We do the work:

  • Develop candidate profile
  • Job description assistance
  • Recruit and advertise
  • Diversity advertising
  • Research likely candidates
  • Review and prescreen candidates
  • Deliver vetted candidates
  • Maintain candidate records
Your search committee shortlists finalists and quickly moves on to first round interviews.

Interim Search
$13,950 - $15,950

Quickly obtain skilled, high caliber interim applicants from our pool of vetted candidates ready to join your team.

Our goal is getting the right interim candidate within your timeline. To do this, we give you multiple candidates with qualifications meeting your goals and objectives so you rapidly find the best.

To guarantee your candidates are current, we routinely refresh and add new interim candidates. Note, for maximum flexibility and fewest restrictions, Interims work directly for your institution. They are not contractually bound to Academic Keys Executive Search.

We do the work:

  • Job description assistance
  • Recruit and advertise
  • Diversity advertising
  • Research likely candidates
  • Follow-up with interested candidates and nominees
Your search committee reviews candidate materials, identifies semi-finalists and moves through the interview process.

Custom Search
$12,950

An inexpensive executive search method with access to thousands of skilled applicants and referral sources.

We do the work:

  • Job description assistance
  • Recruit and advertise
  • Diversity advertising
  • Research likely candidates
  • Follow-up with interested candidates and nominees
Your search committee reviews candidate materials, selects finalists and moves through the interview process.

Cluster Hire
$13,950

The only search created solely for multiple positions or cluster hires. Eliminates mutli-place advertising. Reach more of the best candidates and referral sources sooner than conventional advertising.

We do the work:

  • Recruit and advertise
  • Diversity advertising
  • Research likely candidates
  • Follow-up with interested candidates and nominees
Your search committee reviews candidate materials, identifies semi-finalists and moves through the interview process.