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VICE CHANCELLOR, RESEARCH Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

3 months ago Education / Teaching Job San Diego   123 views
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The VCR will oversee the University's Office of Research Affairs, which supports the campus's ambitious research goals with high-quality expertise and services. Foci within Research Affairs include support for research and research compliance. Core services include: managing contracts and grants, research development, facilitating international collaboration, spurring innovation and commercialization, and supporting postdoctoral scholars. The VCR will also engage regularly with University Organized Research Units (ORUs), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and UC San Diego Health.

The Vice Chancellor for Research reports to the Chancellor and provides strategic direction for the University's research efforts in collaboration with the Chancellor's senior team. The VCR provides oversight of the University's research-support services, operations and administration, research compliance, economic development, and innovation programs.

The VCR is responsible for promoting partnerships and collaborations that support the research goals of the University and for promoting University programs to potential partners, community and business leaders, government officials and federal agencies, donors, and other key stakeholders. The VCR is expected to support the University's core mission, strategic goals, and values, and to support and sustain a highly effective work environment and a culture of inclusion and collaboration. The VCR is responsible for contract and grants administration, innovation and commercialization, research development, the natural reserve system, research compliance and integrity, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and research affairs.

Key opportunities for the Vice Chancellor for Research include extending the vision and strategic priorities for research and innovation; promoting interdisciplinary collaborations; driving innovation and creativity; further developing and building external relationships; and leading a high-performing team.


The successful candidate for this position will be an experienced, strategic, and visionary leader with an earned doctorate and the academic credentials required for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor in an academic department of the University. The candidate of choice will also have a documented record of extramurally funded research and significant individual research accomplishment. A record of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, a collaborative and respectful demeanor, effective communication skills, and the interest in and ability to interact successfully with internal and external constituencies including government and industrial entities are desired. Competitive candidates for this role will appreciate all scholarly disciplines, including those outside of STEM fields, and have experience in fostering transdisciplinarity and supporting cross-campus projects or programs. Technology transfer and commercialization, entrepreneurial activities, conflict of interest, sponsored programs, and competitive grant processes, procedures, and regulations are among the most important domains the successful candidate will have had prior experience leading.


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At the University of California San Diego, we prefer the path less traveled. And it has led us to remarkable new ways of seeing and making a difference in the world.
Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Everything we do is dedicated to ensuring our students have the opportunity to become changemakers, equipped with the multidisciplinary tools needed to accelerate answers to our world’s most pressing issues.