Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Title:
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type: Definitions

Faculty - Tenure or Tenure Track

Working Title (if applicable):
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Department

Provost General Administrative

Salary Grade

No Response

Salary:
Negotiable

Work Location:
UNM Main Campus (Abq)

Position Summary:
The University of New Mexico (UNM), New Mexico's Flagship Research University, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED). This position is an excellent opportunity for a visionary leader for the scientific and creative potential of a diverse and highly motivated faculty. The VPRED also plays a vital role in capitalizing on the intellectual wealth and economic impact of the UNM Main/Branch research enterprise, using it as a driver for the overall enhancement of the institution and the state. Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VPRED is the chief promoter of creativity and innovation and facilitator of the University's research mission. In addition, the VPRED is responsible for assuring the effective administration of research at all stages, ensuring its integrity and compliance with international standards of excellence. The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is directly responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $20 million and the administration of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Main Campus Pre-Award, Research Administration and Compliance, and direct-report centers, institutes, and programs. The VPRED is a member of the senior UNM leadership team and guides institutional strategic planning for research and sponsored program development. The Vice President for Research and Economic Development is responsible for engaging campus constituencies in multidisciplinary research opportunities and the development of campus-wide initiatives to enhance one of UNM's roles as a driver of economic development in the State of New Mexico. For full job description and duties please refer to the search website via the following link: VPRED Search Website All nominations should be sent via the following link: VPRED Nomination Form "All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, minorities and those from other underrepresented groups" "The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator"

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited institution; - Rank of Full Professor or higher, or title equivalent to senior research manager in industry, non-profit, or government; - Record of scholarly accomplishment to warrant tenure at the rank of Professor in an academic department at UNM; - Demonstrated senior management/administrative experience in academia, industry, non-profit, or government.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Articulated vision for the role of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UNM; - A distinguished record of scholarship; - Current or past experience in obtaining funding and conducting sponsored research; - Background in or familiarity with science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) research and associated issues; - Demonstrated excellence in leading or participating in a complex organization with a broad focus across disciplines, including the Arts and the Humanities; - Experience in cultivating diversity in research and education; - Experience in building collaborations among disciplines; - Experience in institutional policy setting and decision making; - Leadership experience in relations at the National and State levels; - Demonstrated record of working positively and enthusiastically with a wide range of constituencies.
Posting Date:
10/31/2012

For Best Consideration:
01/07/2013

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Application type required for this position:
Faculty Profile

Additional requirements for this position:
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae List of References (Faculty/Exec) Other

Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Other - Application Requirements Letter outlining interest in the position, relevant experience, and a statement articulating the candidate's vision for the role of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UNM; Curriculum Vitae; Brief biography, not to exceed one page; Names, brief biography, and contact information for 5 references, at least one of whom should be from the candidate's current institution or organization; This is a full-time executive position with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2013. Applications will be received until the position is filled. For best consideration submit application by January 7, 2013.

Position Type:
Faculty

Appointment End Date

Posting Type:
Competitive

Position Class URL:
Posting Department Website:
Institutional Commitment:
University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Exempt/Non-Exempt

Exempt

Quicklink for Posting:
unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70125

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