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University of South Florida
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Posted: 04/7/2021
Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Enterprise

Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Knowledge Enterprise

The University of South Florida (USF) seeks a bold and inspirational leader with intellectual breadth, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated expertise in research-driven programs and policies, experience developing and leveraging partnerships, and success leading diverse, complex teams and/or organizations. Candidates shall also have an outstanding research administration record, an abiding commitment to inclusion, diversity, excellence and integrity, and possess a proven ability to inspire, motivate, and facilitate the success of others.

The successful candidate must have significant leadership experience in developing and executing a strategic vision and must be a persuasive and sophisticated communicator who can advance the USF’s reputation as a premiere research institution. Candidates must understand the complexities of research agendas in higher education, be sensitive to the perspectives and values of faculty and students across all disciplines, have a commitment to shared governance, and possess the ability to collaborate with constituencies across the University and externally. The successful candidate should be able to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds to enhance the USF’s research collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally.

The University of South Florida is the fastest-rising university in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. During the past 10 years, USF has risen 78 spots among all universities and 54 spots among public universities, more than any other university in the country. This is the second consecutive year USF is among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Founded in 1956, though a relatively young university, has rich traditions – traditions of opportunity for students, of academic excellence, of groundbreaking research, of serving its communities.

Prospects should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that highlight the prospect’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. Priority will be given to those materials submitted by May 31, 2021. Inquiries, nominations and other materials should be submitted electronically to:

Paul Chou, Senior Client Partner & Toni Lam, Principal
Korn Ferry

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.