Associate Vice President for Research

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Associate Vice President for Research

Job Title
Associate Vice President for Research

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Research and Innovation

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is seeking an experienced leader to serve as its Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation (R&I). This position reports directly to the Vice President for R&I.

The University:
TAMU-CC is a vibrant, relatively young doctoral granting University and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). With over 12,200 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations and 1,318 faculty and staff, it combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. It offers a highly talented faculty and an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs, offered in the five academic colleges of Business, Education & Human Development, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

TAMU-CC possesses the key elements to support its move to the next level among its peers as a major Hispanic-serving research university. The University's strategic plan, Momentum 20/20, lays out a bold agenda for developing recognized programs in areas important to the region and nation. To achieve this goal, the University has begun to strengthen and grow its infrastructure to support existing and promising new programs. TAMU-CC recently celebrated its R2 Doctoral University - High Research Activity classification by Carnegie Commission of Higher Education.

TAMU-CC is a member of the Texas A&M University System -- a network of eleven universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. As a member of the Texas A&M University System, the school benefits from a range of centralized resources, increased visibility and political clout, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC has a beautiful campus located on a coastal island of 240-acres surrounded by the waters of the Corpus Christi and Oso bays - the only university located on its own island.

The Associate Vice President for R&I (AVPR) will be working closely and reporting to the Vice President for R&I (VPR). The AVPR will support the planning, coordinating and implementing of programs of excellence in research, which promotes the University in carrying out its mission and goals and becoming an emerging research institution. This position also works closely with academic colleges and research centers/institutes to enhance and facilitate research and scholarship at TAMU-CC. The AVPR will facilitate the pursuit of major research, scholarly and creative advancements through the development of disciplinary and multidisciplinary projects involving, as appropriate, major external funding and industries.
The AVPR is expected to engage in

  • Develop and implement strategic research plans.
  • Identify opportunities for research initiatives and major funding opportunities.
  • Build and maintain cooperative relationships with faculty to promote excellence and growth in research and commercialization of promising technologies.
  • Enhance and facilitate multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional collaborations.
  • Communicate research efforts to the external community.
  • Facilitate strategic research partnerships with community, government agencies and industry partners.
  • Promote the University's research capabilities and accomplishments to strengthen its visibility with external funding sources.
  • Support the VPR on relevant issues.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing research, commercialization and outreach at TAMU-CC.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Doctoral degree.
  • Six (6) years of higher education with at least three (3) years of higher education administration (i.e. department chair, center director, AVP).
  • Strong record of scholarly and/or creative activities including external funding.
  • Knowledge of research administration and compliance related to higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to build and enhance relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability of teamwork, responsiveness, agility and efficiency.
  • Ability to multi-task diverse projects.
  • High ethical standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Rank of tenured Associate Professor or above.

Application Process:
The Search Committee invites applications, inquiries, and nominations for this position. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of interest/cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of at least five professional references.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2019
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