Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
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    Vacancy ID #: NF0000106

    Position Summary:

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR). The AVCR reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research. As a member of the Vice Chancellor's senior staff, the AVCR advises the Vice Chancellor and participates in the design of new research and administrative initiatives and strategies. The AVCR advances the research mission of the University by: Promoting research excellence Creating research partnerships in the public and private sectors Team building and proposal advancement Developing and nurturing the research workforce Communicating the value of research to the public Advocating in Washington on behalf of the University The AVCR has line authority over four offices: Research Communications, Research Development, Federal Affairs, and Postdoctoral Affairs. This authority includes budgeting, personnel, and strategic planning for these offices and the supervision of their respective directors. The AVCR also works closely with the Vice Chancellor for Research in crafting presentations, speeches, and other communications about the Carolina research enterprise. UNC's externally funded research portfolio stands at nearly 800 million, an amount that has doubled in the last decade. Major funding sources include the NIH and the NSF. Research spans a broad array of disciplines, and UNC continues to commit significant resources to building both the scale and quality of its research enterprise. UNC is a highly collaborative and international research environment. It is routine for researchers to collaborate on research projects across academic boundaries, and the University also partners with a large and diverse group of outside organizations in the United States and around the world. This approach reflects the University's emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship between and among the health, natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities.

    Education Requirements:

    The position requires a masters or terminal degree in an academic or professional discipline and a minimum of ten years of professional experience.

    Qualification and Experience:

    The successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of the role and importance of research in a modern, research-intensive university. This may be evidenced by a history of successful leadership within higher education, governmental agencies, foundations, or other settings with robust research activity. The AVCR will be a person of high energy and high personal integrity, will exhibit a strong commitment to service, possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and have a record of proven managerial success.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Candidates should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3830 . Applications must include a cover letter, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references and a current resume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Department Contact Name: Jo Ann Gustafson, Director of Operations

    Department Contact Telephone or Email: joann_gustafson@unc.edu

    For complete job descriptions and to apply, visit: http://hr.unc.edu

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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