Carnegie Mellon University
VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH SEARCH
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a consistently top-ranked global research university, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Research (VPR).
Carnegie Mellon University stands among an elite group of top-tier international universities and is one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative institutions of higher learning, with nearly 13,000 students, 89,000 alumni, and 5,300 faculty and staff. Recognized for its exceptional academic programs, collaboration across disciplines, and innovative leadership in education and research, CMU is ranked 23rd among national universities by U.S. News & World Report and 24th in the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities.
Sponsored projects represent the largest source of revenues for CMU and total research expenditures in FY2013 were $409 million. The University is home to the world’s leading experts in a range of fields, from computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology. CMU students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems. With its more than 123 centers and institutes, CMU affords its researchers the opportunity and freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefitting from many perspectives.
“We are seeking an individual who will have the administrative experience and stature to make an effective case for CMU’s research priorities to federal agencies, to policy makers, to foundations, to current and potential international partners, and to a broad base of industry collaborators. The VPR will also provide oversight of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance, among other related operations at the university.” said Dr. Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University president.