Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Vice President For Research

The Vice President for Research serves as the university’s Chief Research Officer, providing leadership and expertise in fostering a campus environment that supports collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts and produces high quality research. The position reports directly to the
President of the University. The VPR is responsible for encouraging and facilitating theintegration and enhancement of research activities across the university’s colleges and multiple research centers and leading university-wide strategic research growth activities. In addition, the VPR provides leadership for the acquisition of research funding, the planning and development of academic research space, research commercialization, the incubation of new companies and recruiting of corporate research partners, and public outreach.


Qualifications include an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; a visionary leader capable of working well with departments, college deans, business leaders and government agencies at all levels; and excellent oral and written communication skills. As a condition of
employment, the successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a security clearance. The security clearance must be maintained while employed at Kansas State University. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a national research identity; be able to demonstrate previous administrative success; be supportive of economic development; and conversant with technology and technology transfer issues. The ideal candidate will be able to identify a vision to create and implement collaborative research initiatives, have a distinguished record of research accomplishments, and have experience in administration of research grants and
The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated success as a collaborator and relationship builder, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, and ability to build coalitions and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of diverse individuals and groups to
achieve results.
The successful candidate will need to show proven success as a strategic leader with accomplishments in developing and growing innovative and effective programs to promote collaborative research and implementing successful interdisciplinary research programs that enhance the standing of the institution and show demonstrated ability as an advocate to foster diversity and promote a collegial and constructive environment based on open communication,
positive team building, and effective management.


Kansas State University
City: Manhattan
Country: United States

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The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting The University. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to February 6, 2014.
Laurie C. Wilder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
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