Job Announcement: Vice Chancellor for Research

August 18, 2009

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Research.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research includes the Offices of Research Policy and Compliance; Contracts and Grants; Extramural Fund Management; Protection of Research Subjects; and Strategic Research Initiatives.  Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, the Vice Chancellor for Research is the senior academic official responsible for the advancement of UCLA’s research mission and administration of the research enterprise.  The Vice Chancellor is expected to bring broad vision and executive leadership to campus-wide research policy, planning, initiatives, coordination and compliance.

In pursuing these responsibilities, the Vice Chancellor for Research collaborates with academic leaders across campus and the University of California system, building on campus strengths, creating synergy and supporting collaboration for the greater benefit of the campus research enterprise, UCLA and the University of California.  He/she advises the chancellor and executive vice chancellor on all issues relating to research and research compliance at UCLA, serving on the chancellor’s executive committee.  He/she also exercises leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels — representing the university to external agencies, serving as a legislative liaison and promoting international and cooperative research arrangements with governments, universities and other organizations.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with demonstrated leadership and commitment to research, teaching, and public service.  Minimum requirements include: substantial administrative leadership experience in a research university; demonstrated understanding of federal and foundation funding opportunities and requirements; a distinguished personal record of funded research; demonstrated success in the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary research ventures; knowledge of state and federal regulations and compliance requirements on animal, human, and laboratory safety, conflicts of interest, and research integrity; sensitivity to the research needs of all disciplines represented at major research universities; credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor; and a record of advancing diversity.  Experience in, and/or significant knowledge of, the University of California is preferred.

Situated on 419 acres, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UCLA is enriched by the cultural diversity of the dynamic greater Los Angeles area, as well as the geographic variety and temperate climate of Southern California.  It is among the most distinguished research institutions in the world, public or private, with more than 4,000 faculty members who teach 39,650 students in the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools and who in 2008-09 generated more than $966 million in research contracts and grants.  UCLA is an international leader in the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs.  As one of the leading public research universities in the world, UCLA is consistently ranked nationally in the top five institutions for research funding.  Four UCLA alumni and five faculty members have been awarded the Nobel Prize.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  To be ensured full consideration, please forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to by October 15, 2009 (electronic submission preferred).  Address inquiries to Traci Considine, Manager of Executive Searches in the Office of the Chancellor (310-206-8003).

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.