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

Our most comprehensive search delivers qualified, vetted candidates saving valuable committee time and accelerating your hiring cycle.

We do the work:

  • In-depth consultation with search committee and leadership to establish candidate profile
  • Job description assistance and institutional profile for optimal recruitment
  • Develop search process and recruitment strategy
  • Active recruitment utilizing our internal proprietary database (1 million plus subscribers)
  • Job descriptions upgraded on Academic Keys to include KeyJob and e-Flier
  • Advertising via website and social media
  • Diversity advertising
  • Active follow-up with referrals and nominees
  • Pre-screen candidates to assess their strengths/weaknesses and salary requirements
  • Deliver final list of fully vetted candidates
Your search committee will review, interview, & select your final candidate from a vetted finalist candidate pool.

Custom Search
$12,950

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

We do the work:

  • In-depth consultation with search committee and leadership to establish candidate profile
  • Job description assistance and institutional profile for optimal recruitment
  • Develop search process and recruitment strategy
  • Active recruitment utilizing our internal proprietary database (1 million plus subscribers)
  • Job descriptions upgraded on Academic Keys to include KeyJob and e-Flier
  • Advertising via website and social media
  • Diversity advertising
  • Active follow-up with referrals and nominees
  • Maintain confidential candidate records
Your search committee will review, interview, & ultimately select your final candidate from a comprehensive candidate pool.

Cluster Hire
$13,950

Our Cluster Hire is designed to recruit for multiple positions and delivers a comprehensive pool of qualified applicants, referrals, and materials to your search committee.

We do the work:

  • In-depth consultation with search committee and leadership to establish candidate profile
  • Job description assistance and institutional profile for optimal recruitment
  • Develop search process and recruitment strategy
  • Active recruitment utilizing our internal proprietary database (1 million plus subscribers)
  • Job descriptions upgraded on Academic Keys to include KeyJob and e-Flier
  • Advertising via website and social media
  • Diversity advertising
  • Active follow-up with referrals and nominees
  • Maintain confidential candidate records
Your search committee will review, interview, & ultimately select your final candidates from a comprehensive, multi-candidate pool.

Interim Search
$13,950 - $15,950

Quickly obtain experienced, high-caliber candidates for interim positions with an accelerated version of our KeySearch.

We do the work:

  • In-depth consultation with search committee and leadership to establish candidate profile
  • Job description assistance and institutional profile for optimal recruitment
  • Develop search process and recruitment strategy
  • Active recruitment utilizing our internal proprietary database (1 million plus subscribers)
  • Job descriptions upgraded on Academic Keys to include KeyJob and e-Flier
  • Advertising via website and social media
  • Diversity advertising
  • Active follow up with referrals and nominees
  • Pre-screen candidates to assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Deliver final list of fully vetted candidates
Your search committee will review, interview, & select your final candidate from a comprehensive, qualified candidate pool.