The University of Alabama has opened the search for its next vice president for research and economic development.
The vice president for research and economic development is the chief research officer reporting directly to the president. The position leads UA’s Office for Research and Economic Development, with oversight regarding all aspects of research development, contract and grant accounting, research compliance and ethics, and commercialization. This role is instrumental in creating, catalyzing and achieving institutional priorities, and leads strategic initiatives that establish and enhance excellence across a broad spectrum of research activities.
Dr. Cliff Henderson, dean and professor at the UA College of Engineering, is serving as chair of the search committee. Henderson is joined by committee members including:
- Dan Blakley, associate vice president for economic and business engagement, UA Office of Research and Economic Development
- Jennifer Camp, assistant vice president for research, UA Office of Research and Economic Development
- Dr. Jim Cochran, associate dean for faculty and research, UA Culverhouse College of Business
- Leigh Davis, senior vice president of marketing and economic development, Alabama Power
- Dr. Joseph Messina, dean and professor, UA College of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Sharlene Newman, executive director, Alabama Life Research Institute
- Dr. Shanlin Pan, professor, UA College of Arts and Sciences
- Greg Barker, president, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
- Charlie Taylor, director of external affairs, UA System Office
- Dr. Mark Weaver, professor, UA College of Engineering
The Office for Research and Economic Development oversees a variety of interdisciplinary units that collaborate with faculty, staff, students and external partners to catalyze, support and safeguard research and scholarship activity.
A full description of the position and information on how to apply is available online.