Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Kansas in Kansas

Date Posted July 14, 2014
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time



The University of Kansas (KU) is seeking candidates for the position of Vice Chancellor for Research. The candidate the University seeks will build upon the strong foundation of the research office to support and expand its role in implementing the University's strategic plan, Bold Aspirations [] and the plan's four multidisciplinary strategic research initiatives.

The Vice Chancellor for Research sits on the Chancellor's Cabinet, reports to the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor, and works closely with the senior leadership team at KU. The mission of the KU Office of Research is "to facilitate innovation, creative activity, discovery, and the application and dissemination of knowledge" across all academic disciplines. The Vice Chancellor for Research leads KU in accomplishing that mission in collaboration with academic leaders, faculty, and staff, as well as with business and community partners. In addition to membership on the University's senior administrative team, the Vice Chancellor for Research serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the KU Center for Research, Inc. (KUCR). KUCR is a not-for-profit research foundation that operates for the benefit of the University under the administrative jurisdiction of the KU Office of Research.

The successful candidate will bring a commitment to scholarship of the highest caliber, particularly multidisciplinary research, the vision to energize and support scholarly achievement in all its diversity, and the ability to ensure administrative excellence for the office of research and the KU Center for Research (KUCR). [Please go to to see a more complete 'Position Description.']

Founded in 1865, the University of Kansas is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls 28,000 students and has research expenditures of approximately $300 million annually.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Vice Chancellor is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by September 15 to receive optimal consideration. Applications should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest addressing the position qualifications.

KU VCR Search

R. William Funk & Associates

100 Highland Park Village, Suite 200

Dallas, Texas 75205


Fax: 214/295-3312

~The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.~

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