Vice President for Research (ACU)
The president and the provost invite qualified candidates to apply for the vice president for research position, responsible for setting and executing the strategy for maturing and growing the research enterprise at Abilene Christian University. The VPR will promote and facilitate scholarship and research, as well as strengthen the university’s position with external funding sources and strategic partners. The VPR is responsible for enhancing the university’s research infrastructure and leading the offices of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the compliance functions. An earned doctorate is required, with preference given to applicants who have served at least 10 years in higher education or commensurate experience in a research setting at an organization such as NASA or a research lab. Demonstrated success as a VPR (or assistant VPR at another university) is preferred.
See acucareers.acu.edu for complete descriptions of this position. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations of and applications from qualified women and minorities are especially encouraged. ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Churches of Christ. Abilene Christian does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities. The mission of ACU is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.
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