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Open Forum for Vice Provost for Research May 21

May 20, 2009

There will be an open forum for members of the university community to provide input to the search committee for the senior vice provost for research on Thursday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MUB Theater I.  The search committee is interested to hear from all campus constituencies about their views on this new position, on the search process, and the characteristics of the successful candidate.

Individuals who would like to provide input to the search but who cannot make the open forum are encouraged to contact any of the search committee members. A full list and contact information for members of the search committee can be found at www.unh.edu/president/markhuddleston/speeches/researchsearchcontact0509.htm

The internal search for a new senior vice provost for research was announced by President Mark Huddleston in a letter to the UNH community on May 5; the text of this announcement can be found at http://unh.edu/news/campusjournal/2009/May/06search.cfm.  Interested individuals can find more details about the position and can apply electronically at
https://www.unhjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=182545.

Alternatively, individuals wishing to nominate a colleague may submit a nomination letter to any individual on the search committee; however, all applicants must apply electronically by the closing date of June 1. Candidate interviews are expected to commence the week of June 8th, and open forums with the candidates are expected to occur in the third or fourth week of June.

The senior vice provost for research is responsible for encouraging and facilitating research, scholarship, and creative activity throughout the institution. To this end, he/she must have direct experience in obtaining external funding, both public and private.  He/she shall provide logistical support to faculty and staff and shall encourage them to seek external funding.  The senior vice provost  is ultimately responsible for submission of proposals to external funding sources and for administration of awards once received, including assurance of compliance with state and federal regulations as they bear on research.  The senior vice provost is responsible for issues of intellectual property and technology transfer, and is charged with encouraging productive engagement with the corporate community.  The senior vice provost presides over several advisory and review boards.

The senior vice provost  for research, meeting with the provost, vice presidents, deans, and other administrative officers, is part of the decision-making process on policy and budget matters of importance to the University.  In addition, the senior vice provost  is responsible for negotiating with the federal government the indirect cost and fringe benefit rates applied to University grants and contracts. 

The search committee encourages all individuals in the campus community to participate in the search process by providing input during the open forum, nominating colleagues and encouraging qualified individuals to apply, and providing feedback on candidates during the candidate forums that will be held in June.


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