Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Kingston, Rhode Island
Jun 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Rhode Island, the flagship public university of the state, an urban-grant, land-grant, and sea-grant institution, seeks a Vice President for Research and Economic Development.  

Lead the executive office of the Division of Research and Economic Development at the University of Rhode Island, which includes serving as the chief research officer of the University, serving as a member of the President’s leadership team, and chairing the Board of the Research Foundation. Work closely with the Provost and other senior members of the President’s team to insure the integration of research, scholarship and creative work with other components of the University’s academic mission. Provide vision and strategic planning necessary to develop and enhance the quality and visibility of the University’s research and scholarly programs. This includes identifying and pursuing opportunities for the University in these areas, as well as creating an atmosphere supportive of the research, scholarly/creative and outreach activities of faculty and staff. The Vice President reports to the President. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President is responsible for the University’s research programs, chairs the Board for the Research Foundation, and conducts other activities as assigned by the President.

Visit the URI jobs website at:  to apply and view complete details for job posting (SF00460).  Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, including the names and contact information of three professional references.

The search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given
to applications received by August 1, 2017.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of
other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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