The University of California is world-renowned for its diverse array of scholarly research across the humanities, social sciences, arts, and STEM fields and its contributions in these areas. As such, the Vice President for Research and Innovation has the potential to drive the success of UC's research enterprise through developing and implementing unique, systemwide research and innovation initiatives and programs in partnership with campus, state, industry, and federal stakeholders. These opportunities are often positioned across multidisciplinary fields with potential for wide-ranging impact, addressing issues throughout California, the nation, and the world. These issues include, but are not limited to: climate science, drought and fire prevention and mitigation, urban infrastructure resiliency, inequality, biomedical ethics, foreign influence and intellectual property, building new economic sectors for our future economy, disease prevention and treatment, healthy aging, and many more. Ultimately, the VP-R&I should serve as one of UC's most effective advocates for continued investment in UC's research and innovation infrastructure, which is essential to sustaining and nurturing UC's research enterprise and its beneficial impact on our knowledge- and innovation-driven economy.
The VP-R&I is a transformational senior leader in the UC Office of the President, represents UC research in national leadership roles, and builds awareness of the public impact and economic value of the diversified UC research efforts at the state, national, and international levels. The VP-R&I has an inclusive, empowering leadership style and a future-oriented perspective built from critical insight and analysis of state, national, and international trends. The VP-R&I is a valued and valuable partner for the UC President and Provost in all efforts pertinent to supporting and advancing UC's research mission ? to ever-increasing benefit to Californians and the world. Partnering with key leaders across the system, the VP-R&I works to bring together people and resources from across UC campuses and partner institutions around the world: to organize around common challenges and opportunities; advocate for research needs, policies, and resources; and maximize the effectiveness and impact of research across the University of California and the state.
With deep understanding of UC's strengths and aspirations and of the individuality of UC's campuses, national laboratories, medical centers, and the Office of the President's division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), the VP-R&I collaborates with campus leaders to build and support world class, innovative programs, services, and facilities for research and knowledge transfer between academia and the non-academic community. The VP-R&I will lead collaborative efforts to generate statewide and systemwide funding and innovations in helping the University fulfill its responsibilities under The Master Plan for Higher Education in California (1960) as "the primary state-supported academic agency for research."
For a full position profile, please visit https://www.storbeckpimentel.com/pd/UC/VPRI.pdf
To apply, applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and the documents should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
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