Tulane University invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the position of Vice President for Research (VPR). This leadership role offers an exciting opportunity for an innovative and driven person to advance the University’s important and growing research and economic development enterprise.

About the Vice President for Research:  Reporting to, and working with, the Provost, the VPR will build upon and advance the longstanding and distinguished reputation of the University for excellence in research. The successful candidate will be a recognized scholar and leader in his or her field, with a demonstrated potential for collaborative research leadership and a strong commitment to quality and compliance. The VPR must possess the inspirational and consensus-building skills needed to advance the University’s research mission and to foster and facilitate the implementation of university and unit strategic plans as they relate to enhancing research competitiveness.  The VPR will establish productive research liaisons with research-oriented faculty, staff, and students at Tulane as well as outside the university. The VPR will also energize and grow the research enterprise by providing focus to initiate grant support from governmental and private sources. For more information about the research at Tulane, please visit

Research at Tulane University:  The University’s externally sponsored awards total approximately $140 million annually. In FY18, this represented 901 awards from 277 faculty. Tulane’s biggest sponsor is the National Institutes of Health from whom the University received awards totaling $72.3 million in FY18. Other major sponsors include the National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as many non-profit foundations and corporations.

About Tulane University: Located in historic New Orleans, LA, Tulane University was founded in 1834, and is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. Tulane’s schools and college offer degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine. The university is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with “preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Tulane is also ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with “very high research activity.” The Tulane University Health Sciences Campus in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, while the Tulane National Primate Research Center is located in Covington, LA. Tulane also has 40 major academic programs operating in 20 countries. For more information about Tulane, please visit

Send applications (curriculum vitae and detailed cover letter), nominations, and inquiries to the email address below. For priority consideration, please apply by October 22, 2018.

Paul Chou, Rosa Morris, and Josh Ward, PhD

Korn Ferry Global Education Practice

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.