Call for Nominations: Vice Provost for Research

Nominations and applications for the position of Vice Provost for Research are now being solicited. The search will be national in scope and seeks candidates having a strong record of research and scholarship. Internal candidates must hold a position of full professor in an academic department of the University. External candidates will be expected to demonstrate qualifications to merit such an appointment.

The Vice Provost for Research is responsible to the Provost for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that promote research excellence across the University and for the management of key elements of the research infrastructure. The Vice Provost will explore potential new areas for research and oversee campus-wide planning efforts with respect to research and to research facilities and support; develop appropriate linkages between the University and industry, and facilitate the transfer of technologies from University laboratories to the public sector; provide leadership and coordination of multi-disciplinary research programs; and represent Penn to local and regional constituencies as well as to federal and other funding agencies. The Vice Provost is responsible for administering and coordinating a wide variety of activities supporting research at Penn, including the Provost's Council on Research, the Research Foundation, and the Research Facilities Development Fund. In addition, the Vice Provost has direct supervisory responsibility for the offices of Research Administration, Regulatory Affairs, University Laboratory Animal Resources, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and the Center for Technology Transfer.

The position is available in July, 2000. Nominations and applications should include a curriculum vita and any other relevant information which will help the search committee in evaluating the application. The review of applications will begin immediately. Nominations should be sent to my attention to the Office of the Provost, 110 College Hall/6303. Any questions should be directed to Bethany Zecher --(215) 898-1213; zecher@pobox --in the Provost's Office, who is staffing the committee.

--Andrew Binns, Chair, Vice Provost for Research Search Committee

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 22, February 22, 2000