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New website highlights search for vice president for research

A national search is underway for a new vice president for research. A new website provides information about the timeline for the search, a detailed job description, the process for applying and members of the search committee.  Application materials are due by December 30, 2022.

Among the qualifications sought in a new vice president for research:

The successful candidate for this position will possess:

  • A Ph.D. or terminal degree with scholarly, professional, and research accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor.
  • Record of significant leadership and administrative experience in a research university or complex organization.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of possessing many of the following experiences, skills, and attributes:

  • Demonstrated innovative leadership in cultivating and maintaining a robust, competitive, and highly productive research environment, including large scale interdisciplinary research programs.
  • A systems thinker who understands how to drive effective and efficient research administration operations.
  • Experience driving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and ensuring an inclusive and supportive environment for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and direction for a team, including mentoring staff, managing workflow, evaluating performance, and supporting professional development.
  • Ability to create and articulate a strong vision and strategy to nurture, grow, and support research, scholarship, and creative activity at the University of Utah.
  • Desire to build understanding and appreciation of the intersection of research and scholarship across the U’s full academic enterprise.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging national and international research agendas, policy issues, and modes of research.
  • Adaptable, entrepreneurial, and strategic in identifying research opportunities and prioritizing funding and efforts.
  • A broad knowledge of a university research enterprise that includes health sciences.
  • Experience with research compliance and integrity, including conflict of interest, human subject research, animal research, export control, safety, and related areas.
  • Experience with the creation and management of large research centers and core research facilities.
  • Familiarity with direct and indirect costs and federal and state regulations associated with sponsored research.
  • Strong strategic planning, management, and budget skills.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong collaborator with a record of building relationships among academic units, centers and institutes, and external stakeholders to facilitate organizational initiatives.
  • Experience engaging effectively with public agencies and granting authorities, foundations, industry, regulatory bodies, national laboratories, research consortia, and other public and private organizations.

Read the full position profile here.