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Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, Indiana
Notre Dame, Indiana (US)
Closing date
Oct 30, 2022

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Life Sciences, Other Life Science
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Academic Dean/Dept. Head
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The next Vice President for Research (VPR), reporting to the Provost, will oversee Notre Dame Research (NDR) and has university-wide responsibility for a broad range of research development and support functions. The VPR is responsible for advancing the excellence of the University’s research enterprise by serving as a strategic partner to the Provost, promoting interdisciplinary research and collaboration, supervising research support activities and initiatives, and providing operational oversight for NDR facilities, research cores, centers, and institutes. The VPR will develop innovative approaches to provide faculty and researchers with responsive, effective, and professional support, leading NDR to its next stage of growth and development.

The next VPR of the University of Notre Dame will fully capitalize on the remarkable growth and momentum of the University’s research enterprise and will be expected to:

Develop and execute an actionable strategic agenda focused on accelerating the development of Notre Dame’s research enterprise while distinctively serving the faculty members and researchers. Contribute to the ongoing university-wide strategic planning process, advising the Provost on areas of strategic investment and effectively collaborating with various Deans to maximize the impact of NDR. Integrate and leverage Notre Dame’s distinctive Catholic mission and identity into the University’s research enterprise and culture, effectively engaging with Catholic networks, both in the United States and globally. Lead the development and innovation of an efficient and robust research policy and infrastructure. Enhance Notre Dame’s presence and reputation among key regional, state, national, and international partners, with a focus on driving regional and state-wide economic development opportunities. Capitalize on the existing strengths of Notre Dame’s research enterprise both inside and outside of the University, promoting connections among faculty, industry contacts, federal sponsors, and funding partners.  

At Notre Dame, record-breaking research awards have paved the way for discoveries, unlocked knowledge, and improved technologies. Notre Dame Research (NDR) is committed to supporting a culture of research, scholarship, and creative endeavor across the University in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. In addition, NDR supports and encourages innovation in more than 40 world class facilities and resources as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, and many more.

The Notre Dame VPR search committee is eager to receive input that will help it build a diverse pool of talented individuals. To that end, the search committee welcomes your comments, inquiries, applications, and nominations, which may be submitted via e-mail with supporting materials to:

A complete position description will be sent on request.

The University is an Equal Opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff and students. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. The University also considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or individual with a disability.

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