VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE EDUCATION
JOB NO.: 96011-LI
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive
Employment Class: Limited
Position Vacancy ID: 96011-LI
Working Title: Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Official Title: VICE CHANCELLOR(A40NN)
Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 01, 2019
ANNUAL (12 months)
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Master's degree required; Ph.D or another terminal degree strongly preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Candidates must have extensive senior leadership experience in a large research organization. It is strongly preferred that candidates are qualified to be appointed tenure at the level of full professor at UW-Madison.
License or certificate:
UW-Madison is one of the most comprehensive and productive research universities in the world. In 2016-17, UW-Madison spent $1.2 billion on total research and development efforts, ranking sixth nationally (fourth among public institutions). Nearly the entire UW-Madison research enterprise is located on one continuous campus with a globally recognized academic health center, 13 schools and colleges, 22,000 faculty and staff, 30,000 undergraduates, 9,200 graduate students and 2,400 professional students. Additional research enterprise facts:
- UW-Madison is home to over 100 research centers, 16 of which operate across campus and report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education;
- UW-Madison's ongoing partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has led to the campus being ranked sixth in the U.S. in patents awarded to universities, and first in the Big Ten. WARF was the first university patenting/licensing organization in the U.S. and has been highly successful for decades. Through its accumulated income from past patents, it supports over $60 million in research and scholarship on campus every year;
- UW-Madison is currently engaged in a number of ventures designed to build teams that can effectively pursue big science research questions. The Cluster Hire Initiative leverages the university's long tradition of interdisciplinary research to build strength in targeted research areas. UW2020 - a campus-wide research competition - seeds high-risk, high-impact projects that demonstrate extraordinary potential.
Instructions to applicants:
Applications and nominations must be received by November 26, 2018 to ensure consideration. A letter of application describing interest in the position and how professional experience has prepared the candidate for this position should be accompanied by a resume and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. The search and screen committee will evaluate candidates' qualification and select individuals for interviews. Finalists will interview with the chancellor, provost and appropriate staff and governance groups.
Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to: Professor Dorothy Farrar Edwards, chair of the search and screen committee, c/o Suzanne Teer, Witt/Kieffer search firm, UWMadisonVCRGE@wittkieffer.com, by November 26, 2018 to ensure consideration.
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Advertised: 12 Sep 2018 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 26 Nov 2018 Central Standard Time