Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Apr 30, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Idaho State University (ISU) announces the national search for Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED). The VPRED will work closely with the Provost, college deans, department chairs, and faculty as together they enhance ISU's research profile and portfolio.

Idaho State University educates over 12,000 students with exceptional academic opportunities in more than 250 programs at the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls.

The next VPRED will be a collaborative leader who will diversify and build upon a tradition of research strength and productivity in a rapidly growing region of the state. The VPRED is also responsible for identifying and supporting strategic collaborative economic development initiatives with the private and public sectors.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. from a regionally-accredited university
• Academic rank of professor, or equivalent
• Experience developing and managing a successful, externally funded, academic research program
• Administrative experience that includes management of personnel, budgets, operations; e.g., department chair, associate dean or dean, funding agency program officer
• A track record of competitive research funding

More information, including the leadership agenda, preferred qualifications, and the application process can be can be found in the position profile at:

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. Applications received by August 10, 2019, will be given full consideration. Send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references. Calls to references will occur later in the search process and only with prior notification of candidates. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (pdf or MS Word format preferred) to: [email protected]. The committee is assisted by Dr. Wanda Durrett Bigham, Senior Consultant, who can be reached at [email protected].

The University does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law, and provides equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals.

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