The University of Texas System — Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

The University of Texas System invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (AVCR). The ideal candidate will possess deep knowledge of the national academic research landscape and a demonstrated ability to lead and advance the research objectives in a highly decentralized environment with shared accountability. The next AVCR will also have a record of superior leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to develop effective relationships across wide-ranging constituencies in a highly complex organization.

The AVCR reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of The University of Texas System. In collaboration with the UT System Office of Government Relations and campus stakeholders, the AVCR will develop and execute strategies to support federal, state, and private research funding that aligns with UT System and institution research priorities.

Other major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Strengthen relationships with federal and state government agencies as well as private funders and identify emerging opportunities;
  • Collaborate with UT campus stakeholders to develop strategies to inform and influence proposed research rules and regulations;
  • Advise and consult with the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on issues related to the research enterprise at and across UT’s academic institutions;
  • Provide high-level strategic counsel to UT institutions on developing a programmatic and operational structure that supports an effective, productive research enterprise; and,
  • Identify, develop and oversee System-wide research collaborations on behalf of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research, and health care. With 13 institutions, an enrollment of 242,000 students, and an operating budget of $24 billion, the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. The UT System is also one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 22,000 faculty and more than 83,000 health care professionals, researchers, and support staff. Across UT academic and health institutions, federal research and development expenditures total $3.5 billion – the highest in Texas and the second highest in the nation – and the UT System is regularly ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world.

The University of Texas System is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and promotes the full participation and inclusion of all its members. The System supports campus communities that welcome, understand, and celebrate diversity of all kinds, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, regional and national origin, socioeconomic status, different learning styles and abilities, veteran status, and more. 

A master’s degree or equivalent and seven years of experience in research administration related to externally funded sponsored programs or research compliance from federal funding agencies, industry, national laboratories, or volunteer health organizations, preferably in an academic environment, is required. A PhD or equivalent and five years of experience in university leadership/administrative positions is preferred. The UT System will work with highly-qualified candidates with a PhD and prior university faculty affiliation to secure a courtesy faculty appointment at an appropriate UT institution.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Anne Koellhoffer, Managing Associate
Danielle Mebert, Senior Search Associate
UTSAVCR@storbecksearch.com

For more information, please visit the University of Texas System home page at https://www.utsystem.edu/

The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.

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