Vice President for Research Search

President Mark Schlissel has initiated the selection and appointment process to fill the position of vice president for research. Rebecca Cunningham has served as interim vice president for research since June 2019.

The vice president for research is the chief research official overseeing the university’s $1.6 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 President’s Office is overseeing the selection and appointment process and is accepting nominations and applications for the position. A position description can be found here. Interested parties can find more details or apply for the position here.

Inquiries and nominations can be directed to