University of Texas at Dallas

Vice President for Research

The University of Texas at Dallas invites innovative, experienced, and highly collaborative leaders to apply for the position of Vice President for Research (VPR).  Reporting to, and working with, the President, and in coordination with the Provost and Deans, the VPR will have responsibility for the integration and enhancement of research activities across the University’s schools and research centers.  The next VPR will have the unique opportunity to build and shape a dynamic research mission during a period of growth.

About UT Dallas:  UT Dallas is located in the suburb of Richardson, in the heart of North Texas. With more than $120 million in anticipated 2017 research expenditures, The University of Texas at Dallas is among only 115 universities in the United States with an R1 Carnegie Classification. The Times Higher Education ranks UT Dallas as #1 in the nation and #21 in the world among universities under 50 years of age. Since its founding in 1969, UT Dallas has grown to include 143 degree programs with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests. The University has recently undergone a period of substantial growth including enrollment increases of 144% since the year 2000, a total of 3.5 million new or renovated square feet, and $1 billion in development as of the year 2016. This progress provides a strong foundation for the University’s rapidly evolving programs and research. The wealth of resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract outstanding faculty. There are 592 tenured and tenure-track faculty hailing from the world’s best colleges and universities, including a Nobel laureate and members of the National Academies. UT Dallas is home to numerous centers and institutes that facilitate research and hands-on learning. With an enrollment of nearly 27,000 students, UT Dallas attracts leading scholars and faculty to the globally connected Dallas-Fort Worth area. For more information, visit  

About the Office of Research: The Office of Research fosters the advancement of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and technology. The Office provides faculty and staff with a variety of specialized information and training to help efficiently navigate funding opportunities, proposal development, post-award fiscal and effort advising, and guidance in commercial partnerships. Inventors and entrepreneurs benefit from specialized commercialization support from staff with industry knowledge who can assist with startup incubation, negotiations, and licensing. UT Dallas understands that the most fertile research often lies at the intersections between traditional disciplines, where the insights of people approaching problems from different perspectives can produce surprising and valuable results that impact society. As one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country, the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex provides multiple opportunities to collaborate with a broad range of industries. The Office also supports an active entrepreneurial ecosystem at UT Dallas. The Office of Technology Commercialization assists faculty with evaluating, protecting and licensing technologies developed at UT Dallas. The Blackstone Launchpad at UT Dallas and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provide education and mentoring to students, faculty and staff interested in transforming their ideas into businesses. Finally, the Venture Development Center provides incubation services, including wet lab space, for up to two dozen UT Dallas affiliated companies to grow from launch to revenue.

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Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by September 15, 2017.  

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Texas at Dallas is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.