Search for Associate VP for Research and Innovation
Upcoming Associate VP for Research and Innovation Candidate Presentations
After an extensive search, four final candidates for the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation (AVPRI) position have been identified.
The four candidates will be visiting our campus and making presentations which will address their background, experience, goals for MSU, and what their vision is to accomplishing those goals as the AVPRI. The candidates will present for up to 30 minutes and then answer questions for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Monday, November 14, 2022, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #1 COMPLETE
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #2
- Monday, November 28, 2022, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #3 COMPLETE
- Thursday, December 1, 2022, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #4 COMPLETE
- Monday, December 12, 2022, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #5 COMPLETE
- Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Finalist Candidate #6 COMPLETE
The Office of Research and Innovation promotes excellence in research at Michigan State University by providing a full range of research support while assuring the safety of researchers and ethical conduct of research, compliance with state and federal regulations, promoting technology transfer and external partnerships, supporting core facilities, and implementing university policies for research and creative activities.
The office currently seeks to fill the senior-level administrative position of Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation (AVPRI) and has engaged with WittKieffer, a global executive search and leadership advisory firm to assist with recruitment. The AVPRI will be responsible for operations and strategic initiatives as Research and Innovation builds capacity to support the research growth outlined in the University's new strategic plan, MSU 2030.
Interested candidates may view the full posting and instructions to apply at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/782/ci/en-us/job/511593/associate-vice-presidentexec-mgt.
The search committee intends to build a large and diverse pool of candidates and requests referrals for qualified applicants (internal or external). Contact information on referrals may be sent directly to the search firm via email at MSUAVP@wittkieffer.com
The MSU research community will have the opportunity to meet finalists during campus visits and presentations later this fall.
For general questions about the search, please contact Doug Buhler, Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at 517-355-0306.
|Name||Title and Department||Contact Information|
|Srinand Sreevatsan, Committee Chair||Assoc. Dean, College of Veterinary Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doug Buhler, Ex Officio||Associate Vice President, Research and Innovationemail@example.com|
|Hannah Burrack||Chair, Dept. of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Natural Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keith English||Chair, Dept. of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicineemail@example.com|
|Dalton Hardisty||Asst. Professor, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bill Hart-Davidson||Assoc. Dean, College of Arts & Lettersemail@example.com|
|Deborah Johnson||Professor & DEI Advocate, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science, and the Diversity Research Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melanie Kauffman||Sr. Communications Manager, Research and Innovationemail@example.com|
|Jenna Lee||Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Psychology, College of Social Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arun Ross||Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineeringemail@example.com|
|Terrie Taylor, D.O.||Professor, Dept. of Osteopathic Specialties, College of Osteopathic Medicinefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sharon Zhong||Professor, Dept. of Geography - Environment and Spacial Sciences, College of Social Scienceemail@example.com|
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