Vice President for Research
Application deadline: April 3, 2023
Senior Consultant: Maya Kirkhope
Associate Consultant: Elizabeth Varner
Associate Consultant: Apitchaya Reed
Kennesaw State University (KSU) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications in their search for a strategic executive leader to serve as the next Vice President for Research. Located on suburban campuses in northwest metro Atlanta, KSU is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third largest university in the state. A comprehensive university with 12 colleges and a leader in innovative teaching, scholarship, and learning, KSU enrolls over 43,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. The Vice President for Research is expected to assume office on July 1, 2023.
Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Research (VPR) is a 12-month administrative faculty position that provides executive oversight and strategic vision for research, service, and creative activities of the University’s faculty, staff, and other research investigators. The VPR is directly responsible for the direction of all operations of the University’s Office of Research, leading all research endeavors within the University, and also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF).
The Vice President for Research oversees a staff of roughly 45 individuals, in Research Operations and Communications, Sponsored Projects, Research Compliance, as well as Economic Development and Community Engagement, and Commercialization. Additionally, the VPR guides the Office of Undergraduate Research as well as post-doctoral training and development. The Vice President for Research will be charged with advancing research growth at KSU, especially through supporting an increase in external funding, and will play a critical role in continuing to strengthen KSU’s diverse and inclusive research community.
Maya Ranchod Kirkhope of Academic Search is assisting with this national search. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to KennesawVPResearch@academicsearch.org. Although application materials will be accepted until the time that a new Vice President for Research is selected, candidates should submit materials by April 3, 2023, for the most favorable consideration. For more information about the institution, position, qualifications, and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download, on the Academic Search website. Additional information about KSU is available at https://www.kennesaw.edu/.
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran.
Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415