VP for Research & Economic Dev

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 440900 - Vice President for Research
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Executive/Administrative/Managerial
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade:  UC

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include oversight of all policies and procedures relating to research, technology transfer, and economic development.

The Vice President for Research and Economic Development works closely with other senior administrators to develop strategic directions and budgetary recommendations that encompass the full academic mission of the university, and consults with the Provost on matters involving tenured/tenure track faculty. Research units within the office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development include: Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Research Compliance, the Office of Research Security, the Office of Technology Management, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park, and all university-level research centers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Doctorate degree and demonstrated experience in research and economic development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in research administration; Experience in building public/private/government partnerships

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated record of excellence in research and scholarship, an understanding of the role and expectations of a faculty member, an understanding of science and technology and its applications, a strong record of research leadership, and a record of collegiality;
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the multiple missions and roles of a land-grant university, including contributions to economic development;
Demonstrated understanding of the roles federal and non-federal agencies in research and development and of federal appropriations processes;
Ability to build and sustain collaborative ventures, partnerships, and coalitions with business and industry, state agencies and other organizations;
Demonstrated skills in budget development, management, and resource allocation;
Demonstrated understanding of issues concerning research security and ability to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
2. No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
3. No or very limited physical effort required.
4. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Candidate materials should be submitted to
Review of candidates will begin February 17, 2020.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae or resume. Questions regarding the search and nominations of candidates can be directed to or search committee chairperson, Dr. Regina Hyatt at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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