Kent State University — Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

Kent State University seeks an accomplished and strategic leader and scholar to serve as its next Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs. The new vice president will assume the position at an exciting time, as Kent State University was awarded the esteemed R1 university status in 2022 by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Kent State is one of only 146 universities in the country to be designated R1. The National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey ranks Kent State in the top 200 in Higher Education Research and Development for research expenditures. 

With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, the College of Podiatric Medicine and academic sites in major world cities including New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s and the nation’s leading public research universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource reaching far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. Kent State boasts a population of nearly 35,000 students, including 1,370 international students from nearly 100 countries, and a worldwide alumni family that exceeds 268,000. Its Kent Campus, which has a student body of more than 25,000, is located in Kent, a vibrant city of 30,000 within the greater Cleveland-Akron metropolitan area.

Minimum qualifications include: a doctoral degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution; 10 years of progressively responsible experience in research, grant writing, and/or sponsored programs; academic record sufficient to qualify for faculty appointment at a senior rank. 

A complete position profile including the full list of attributes, qualifications, and key opportunities, as well as application requirements, may be found at https://www.kent.edu/vp-research. Documents submitted to Kent State University for employment opportunities are subject to disclosure under the Ohio Public Records Law. Apply online via https://jobs.kent.edu.

Questions, requests for information, and nominations may be directed to the search coordinator, Dr. Charlene Reed, Vice President and University Secretary, creed2@kent.edu.

Kent State University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. 

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