Vice President for Research & Economic Development Search
UND is conducting a search for its next vice president for research and economic development
The University of North Dakota (UND) is home to internationally recognized research programs that contribute to the creation of new knowledge, to the economy of the state of North Dakota, and to the well-being of people across the globe. UND and the state of North Dakota have made significant investment in faculty hiring and research infrastructure, and we continue to expand our portfolio of external grants and contracts with the federal government, state government, and industry. Our commitment recently yielded a substantial increase from $110 million to $147 million in externally funded research. This growth trajectory will continue and positions us to make the jump to the very highest level of research under the Carnegie classification.
We seek a dynamic and team-oriented leader who will bring us into this new era and position the University of North Dakota among the top research institutions in the nation, while honoring our tradition of personalized education. From our six research Grand Challenges to other grant-funded research programs, to individual scholarship, the spirit of discovery and innovation on our campus is central to our mission and a critical element of the new UND LEADS strategic plan. Our vice president will catalyze opportunities for funding, support all academic fields across the campus, connect researchers and across disciplines, and create opportunities for our faculty, staff, and students to grow intellectually.
The search committee is lead by Eric LInk, vice president for academic affairs and provost, with the support of search consultants from Academic Search.