Department: Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University was established in 1986 and is dedicated to the advancement of research in the fields of computing, data science and information technology. From its roots in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, computational and applied mathematics, and statistics, the Institute has grown to encompass 180 faculty from all the schools at Rice spanning engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, architecture and music. The Institute fosters the development of fundamental and applied research in computing and assists multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary efforts challenging traditional disciplinary limits. The Institute supports activities that connect its members with each other, with other institutes at Rice and other institutions (universities, government labs, industry and private foundations). The Institute facilitates proposals that are aligned with the mission of the Institute and benefit its members. The Ken Kennedy Institute is at the forefront of innovation on technologies for data and computing in Houston, nationally and internationally.
In collaboration with the director of the Institute and its advisory board, the executive director develops plans to achieve the Institute's mission and strategic priorities and is responsible for directing the implementation of these plans. The executive director develops, initiates, and monitors all business development activities, to include (but not limited to): planning to align resources with the Institute's mission and strategy; providing administrative management and leadership for the Institute's research and educational programs; overseeing the Institute's administrative workload and programmatic activities; nurturing internal and external contacts and relationships for continued and expanded support of the Institute's programs; building sustainable relationships with the institute's advisory board, University leaders, community, domestic and international experts associated with a wide variety of disciplines relating to technologies on data and computing; attracting new members; serving as a key liaison with internal and external constituents including industry, foundations and government; identifying, qualifying and developing potential funding sources and opportunities that will bring additional research funding to the Institute and the broader Rice community; and writing proposals to leverage these opportunities. The executive director reports directly to the director of the Institute and represents the director as needed. The executive director must work closely with the Institute administrators and associated faculty, postdoctoral and graduate students to fulfill the mission of the Institute.
Position Status: Full-Time
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Internal Number: 22549
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