Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships

West Lafayette, Indiana
Mar 21, 2019
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Four-Year Institution

Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships

Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP).

As a direct report to the President, the EVPRP serves as Senior Research Officer for the University. The new EVPRP is responsible for increasing the scale and impact of Purdue University’s research enterprise; providing oversight of Purdue’s interdisciplinary, large-scale research hub, Discovery Park and the Office of International Programs; and includes the management of staff within the Office of the EVPRP. Stewardship and expansion of the university’s $660 million research enterprise consists of developing new opportunities for sponsored research growth through innovative programs and partnerships and strengthening the University’s research infrastructure.

Unique to the position is the responsibility for growing the university’s research enterprise through new and expanded partnerships with Fortune 100 companies, and the world’s most prominent foundations and government agencies.  The EVPRP takes personal responsibility for cultivating, securing, and nurturing these large-scale, university wide strategic partnerships, which demands an individual with an external focus, exceptional negotiating skills, and demonstrated relationship management abilities.

With oversight of the expanding Discovery Park, the EVPRP is responsible for identifying emerging multi-disciplinary research opportunities and facilitating collaboration among Purdue’s faculty to pursue these opportunities. Success in doing so requires an individual with a creative mindset and an understanding of how a wide range of disciplines converge to drive discovery in identified areas. 

Qualified candidates will possess an earned doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree from an accredited higher education institution with a scholarly record that warrants an appointment as a tenured full professor; significant leadership experience in research within higher education, government, and/or industry; with demonstrable success building/supporting translational research programs desired.

The Global Education Practice of Korn Ferry is assisting Purdue University with this important search.  Please forward before April 19, 2019, your application, including letter of interest, or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director

Melissa Hurst, PhD

[email protected]

Korn Ferry

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.