Vice President for Research

Position description | Application form | Nomination form

President Mark Schlissel has initiated the selection and appointment process to fill the position of vice president for research. Jack Hu has served as interim vice president for research since January 2014.

The vice president for research is the chief research official overseeing the university’s $1 billion research portfolio, plays a leadership role in national and international activities regarding research policy, and guides the university in defining research goals and identifying emerging research opportunities.

The position is an executive officer reporting directly to the president and also works closely with the provost to fully align research with the overall academic mission of the university. The vice president for research leads the Office of Research consisting of eight research units and six service units that support research and research-related activities.

The President’s Office is overseeing the selection and appointment process and is accepting nominations and applications for the position.

Inquiries can also be directed to vpresearch2015@umich.edu.