Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
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Application Deadline: 03/14/2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR). The AVCR reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research. As a member of the Vice Chancellor’s cabinet, the AVCR advises the Vice Chancellor in strategic planning for research development and participates in the design of new research and administrative initiatives and strategies. The AVCR advances the research mission of the University by: Promoting research excellence Creating research partnerships in the public and private sectors Supporting the development of interdisciplinary research teams Developing and nurturing the research workforce The AVCR directs the Office of Research Development and has line authority over the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. This authority includes budgeting, personnel, and strategic planning and the supervision of the director. UNC’s externally funded research portfolio stands at nearly 800 million, an amount that has doubled in the last decade. Funds come primarily from the NIH and other federal agencies. Research spans a broad array of disciplines, and UNC continues to commit significant resources to building both the scale and quality of its research enterprise. A major goal is to grow and diversify the portfolio. UNC is a highly collaborative and international research environment. It is routine for researchers to collaborate on research projects across academic boundaries, and the University also partners with a large and diverse group of outside organizations in the United States and around the world. This approach reflects the University’s emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship between and among the health, natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities.
Preference will be given to those who currently hold or would qualify for a faculty position at UNC Chapel Hill. The position requires a terminal degree in an academic or professional discipline, a track record of extramural funding as a Principal Investigator and a minimum of ten years of professional experience.
Qualification and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the role and importance of research in a modern, entrepreneurial, research-intensive university. This may be evidenced by experience as a researcher and faculty member, a history of successful leadership within higher education, governmental agencies, foundations, or other settings with robust research activity. The AVCR will be a person of high energy and high personal integrity, will exhibit a strong commitment to service, possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, excel both as a leader and a team member, and have a record of proven managerial success.
Department Contact Name: Jo Ann Gustafson
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