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K-State Today

November 18, 2016



Two finalists to interview for associate vice president for research

By Stephanie Pierce

Two finalists have been invited to interview for the position of associate vice president for research in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Open forums have been scheduled. All are invited to meet the candidates and ask questions at the following times.

• John Leslie: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre. 
• Beth Montelone: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.

Candidate application materials, a live stream to the open forums, and a feedback surveys are available online.

This key research leadership position will serve as a liaison to the vice president for research and represent the Office of the Vice President for Research at events and meetings as needed. The associate vice president for research will facilitate faculty, postdoc and student development through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs with the assistance of the Graduate School, development directors and supporting staff.

This position will support the K-State 2025 visionary plan through pursuing strategic planning for core facilities, centers and institutes, and their initiatives; spearhead special projects promoting research, scholarly and creative activities and discovery, or RSCAD; and engage the campus community in promoting interdisciplinary and interinstitutional projects and grants. The associate vice president for research also will oversee the Associate Deans for Research Council and issues in research related to conflict of interest and Appendix O of the University Handbook — Policy on Integrity in Research and Scholarly Activity.