1. K-State home
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Internal search for interim vice president for research announced

K-State Today

October 27, 2015



Internal search for interim vice president for research announced

By Cheryl Johnson

K-State announces an internal search for an interim vice president for research to serve for the spring 2016 semester during the ongoing national search for the permanent position. The successful candidate will provide strong, thoughtful leadership to support and build on the university's substantial strengths in research, scholarship and creative activities.

The interim vice president for research will serve as a member of the President's Cabinet and have administrative responsibility for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the University Research Compliance Office, and other research and research support units. This is a full-time position.

Current K-State tenured faculty members — associate or full professors — with strong research credentials will be considered for the position. The ideal candidate will have had administrative experience with a unit such as an academic department or research center; possess leadership skills and the capacity to work well with departments, college deans, business leaders and government agencies at all levels; and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

It is preferred that the selected candidate be available to spend approximately 10 hours per week during December 2015 working with the current vice president for research to smooth the transition. The expectation is that the interim vice president for research will serve in the role for the remainder of fiscal year 2016 or until a new permanent vice president for research is hired in the concurrently running search. Application for the position of or appointment as interim vice president for research will not preclude an individual from consideration for the permanent VPR position.

The Interim Vice President for Research Search Committee is being chaired by Beth Montelone, associate dean for research, College of Arts & Sciences, and professor of biology. Other members are Christine Aikens, professor of chemistry; Vincent Amanor-Boadu, professor of agricultural economics; Dan Andresen, associate professor of computing and information sciences; M.M. Chengappa, university distinguished professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Amanda Martens, graduate student in psychological sciences and president, Graduate Student Council; and Jacqueline Spears, professor of curriculum and instruction.

The Interim Vice President for Research Search Committee invites letters of nomination or applications — letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references — to be submitted as soon as possible. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 9 with interviews during November. Appointment is expected by Dec. 9.

Read the full position description on K-State's job opportunities website under internal positions or the PDF. Nominations and applications should be directed to Dana Hastings, Office of the President, 785-532-6221 or dhasting@k-state.edu.