Durham, New Hampshire
May 28, 2019
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University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire—the flagship land-, sea-, and space-grant institution of the state of New Hampshire and a Carnegie “Very High Research Activity” (Research I) University—seeks an intrepid and innovative leader to serve as Senior Vice Provost for Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach (SVP). The University is a leader in both education and research, which effects over $1.6 billion in economic impact annually across New Hampshire. It supports top 10 nationally ranked programs in the physical and natural sciences, has developed strengths in the social sciences and liberal arts, and is essential to the economic vitality of the state. The SVP will build on these accomplishments to sustain future growth and impact across the University, the state, regionally, and nationally.

Founded in 1866, UNH has a presence in every county in New Hampshire and plays a vital role in the region. More than 16,000 students from 50 states and 71 countries engage with award-winning faculty in top-ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts, social work and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. With over $140 million in annual research expenditures, UNH has distinguished itself as a top research university with an uncommon dedication to undergraduate teaching, evidenced by higher retention rates and smaller average class sizes than most of its peer public research universities. Per the strategic goals of its new President, UNH aspires to become a top 25 public university.

The SVP will connect UNH’s research strengths to its role as the premier public institution of higher education of the state of New Hampshire. As the regional hub for transformative research, impactful scholarship, and sustainable economic growth, the office of the SVP will continue to build functional capacity within the University while championing its accomplishments across the state and beyond. The SVP will leverage UNH’s geographic advantages to garner support and develop collaborations at the regional, national, and international levels. The SVP will lead a team of approximately 170 professionals, including three Vice Provosts in a centralized office that also oversees UNH Cooperative Extension and UNHInnovation, the tech-transfer and startup incubator arm of UNH. In recognition of the critical role that research innovation, scholarly support, and economic impact play at the University, the SVP will serve on the President’s Cabinet, while reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The University of New Hampshire has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the University search committee. All applications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remain confidential, should be submitted online:

Gale Merseth, Vice President
Vijay Saraswat, Managing Associate
Ryan Leichenauer, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor Boston, MA 02210

UNH is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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