Associate Vice Chancellor of Research

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Associate Vice Chancellor of Research


Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites nominations and applications for an innovative leader to serve as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Research (AVCR). Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Research, the AVCR participates in strategic planning and implementation, assists in the formulation of research directions and policies for the institution, and represents research administration on a variety of groups and committees.

The duties of the AVCR include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in strategic planning and implementation of research directions and policies.
  • Facilitate and promote interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research collaborations and programs at Missouri S&T.
  • Engage with regional and national research organizations and initiatives, and present the institution’s research externally and internally.
  • Assist in facilitating initiatives intended to grow and develop the institution’s research capabilities and capacity.
  • Assist in reaching the research milestones set by the most recent Missouri S&T strategic plan.
  • Act as Research Integrity Officer receiving and managing allegations of research misconduct under existing Missouri S&T, UM System, and Federal policies.

Interested candidates should submit electronically: 1) a detailed cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a perspective on their views regarding current and emerging challenges facing University research, and 4) current contact information for at least three professional references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office. Apply at (Job Opening ID: 31594) Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2019 and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university. Candidates with an earned Master’s degree from an accredited university will be considered depending on years of experience and other qualifications.
  • Extensive knowledge and involvement in extramural grant funding including leadership, administration, and oversight.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of developing successful research collaborations.
  • Experience managing research staff not including graduate students.
  • Leadership experience in a national laboratory, or in a federal funding agency, or in a federal or industrial research organization.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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