Louisiana State University, the premier research and education institution in the state of Louisiana, seeks an exceptional individual to lead the vision and strategy for LSU in the role of Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development. The Vice Chancellor will provide research leadership for the State of Louisiana by developing excellent relationships with University stakeholders, including government, business, and industry leaders at all levels of the education, arts, scientific, and cultural communities, as well as with LSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Important elements of the research agenda include promotion of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, promotion and facilitation of technology transfer and economic development, affirmation of the integrity of all research processes and policies, establishment of regional, national, and international cooperative research ventures, and coordination of activities that promote broad participation in research and scholarly and creative work that continuously expands and strengthens LSU's research agenda. The Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development will also serve as a member of the University's senior leadership team.
Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development serves as the Chief Research Officer for the University. This individual will take a leadership role in national and international activities regarding research policy and will guide LSU in defining, prioritizing, and energizing emerging research opportunities. The Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development will provide vision, energy, and leadership for further enhancing excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities across LSU and for further nurturing a successful partnership with the city and state in a broad range of economic development activities. This quest is articulated in LSU's Flagship Agenda, which is a multi-year plan to bring LSU to a new level of excellence by 2020. Information regarding LSU’s Flagship 2020 agenda can be found online at www.lsu.edu/flagshipagenda/.
The Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development’s direct reports include the Dean of the Graduate School, Director of the Center for Advanced Microstructures & Devices (CAMD), Director of the Center for Computation & Technology (CCT), Executive Director of Louisiana Business & Technology Center, Executive Director of Energy Programs, Associate Vice Chancellor for Intellectual Property, Commercialization & Development, Executive Director of Sea Grant Development, Director of Sponsored Programs, Executive Director of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research & Training (SNCSRT), and Director of the Hurricane Center. The Vice Chancellor also provides oversight of the Louisiana Space Consortium and the Center for French and Francophone Studies among others.
About LSU: LSU is Louisiana’s flagship public research university, located in the state capital, Baton Rouge. LSU carries the designation of a “very high research activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and is only one of 21 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. For the fifth straight year, LSU is ranked in the first tier for “Best National Universities” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The University’s website, www.lsu.edu, includes LSU’s strategic plan, as well as links to the full array of programs and opportunities at LSU.
Qualified candidates for this role should have a terminal degree and the demonstrated ability to build a nationally and internationally competitive research program. This individual should also qualify for a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in an appropriate academic unit. Additionally, s(he) should demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively grow the volume of grants and body of research at a large institution. Experience with and an understanding of the administrative challenges presented by the position is desired, including budgetary and personnel management.
Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2013. The target start date for this position is July 1, 2013. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to the search committee chair by emailing: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted online on the LSU Careers website: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55450, Position number 003690.
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