As a direct report to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development has the overall responsibility of guiding and facilitating the research and economic development enterprises of N.C. A&T including their integration into the N.C. A&T learning experiences.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) is one of 17 institutions of The University of North Carolina (UNC) System and is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research institution with a distinction in STEM education. The university is committed to fulfilling its fundamental purposes through exemplary undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly and creative research, and effective community engagement. N.C. A&T is ranked third in research funding in the UNC System, behind UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University since 2005. For FY2018, the University had more than $64 million in new research funding and currently manages a portfolio of 289 active projects valued at about $ 210 million. Amongst these projects is the Generation 3 NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials for transformational activities and economic impact. This is the first ERC headed by an HBCU. The University offers degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.
The Division of Research and Economic Development provides the vital link between the region's economic and social development efforts and the university's rich knowledge base. The Division promotes this interaction by fostering commercialization of university developed innovations, encouraging entrepreneurial growth both on and off-campus, engaging businesses in developing growth opportunities based on the university's research expertise, and collaborating with local, regional and state-run economic development agencies to promote business growth. Within the Division, the offices of Outreach and Technology Transfer and Economic Development have, respectively, the responsibility of providing commercial outlets for the University's intellectual property and engaging both commercial and governmental sectors to enhance the University's research opportunities. The University has also established a Research-Industrial Park, called the Gateway University Research Park, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to foster technology transfer and promote economic development in the region. One of the newest projects at the Gateway University Research Park is Research Facility III, which will have a local company as its anchor tenant. The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) is also located at the research park. The JSNN offers Professional Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Nanoscience and in Nanoengineering.
The University enrolls over 10,000 students with approximately 1,800 faculty and staff. The Division of Research and Economic Development administers and manages research and sponsored programs as well as technology transfer and commercialization for the University. Headed by the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development, the division is made up of the Vice Chancellor's management team, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Technology Transfer and Outreach, the Office of Research Ethics and Compliance, the Office of Research Services, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. The Division coordinates interdisciplinary funding opportunities among the University's colleges and schools and assists in transforming research into marketable economic opportunities.
Internal job number: 003091
Candidates must have a documented record of funded research and significant lead research accomplishments. The Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development will be an experienced, visionary, and a highly entrepreneurial leader who can lead the university's research efforts to achieve the goals set forth in the university's strategic plan—A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023. Experience should include a distinguished record of excellence in scholarship through sustained research activity, success in securing large external grants, and experience in the administration of a research enterprise. The candidate should have a broad knowledge of the sponsored-research regulatory environment and federal policies and procedures for federal appropriations and research compliance. Strong leadership, entrepreneurship, and administrative skills as well the commitment to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research are required.
Preferred candidates should have large, externally funded multidisciplinary grants and considerable experience in directing interdisciplinary research as well as the ability to form partnerships/multidisciplinary teams. Candidates should also demonstrate the following: The ability to promote the University's research agenda with prospective industry partners, federal and state agencies; the ability to foster research collaborations and interactions among the units of the University; the ability to oversee the development and implementation of university-wide and UNC research policies and guideline; the ability to develop, leverage and nurture strategic partnerships in the public, non-profit and private sectors; the ability to provide state-of-the-art services to the campus-wide research community as well as design faculty development and retooling opportunities. The ability to facilitate technology transfer and licensing and create a focused and innovative research and economic development plan for the University, consistent with its strategic vision is also preferred.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!