Search for Vice President for Research

Published: September 16th, 2011

Category: Memos

Winfred Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The University of Florida is initiating a search for the next Vice President for Research. The individual selected for this position will have three main areas of responsibility: 1) the management of the Division of Sponsored Research; 2) the coordination and development of research policy for the University of Florida, the University of Florida Biotechnology Center, the Centers of Excellence, interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, animal care services, Institutional Review Board, IACUC, and liaison between the University and external research entities; and 3) promotion and development of research contract and grant activities from external sponsors.

Paul D’Anieri, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has agreed to chair the search committee.  Additional information, including notice of search committee meetings, may be found at If you have any questions concerning the position or process, please feel free to contact me at or (352) 392-9271 or Dean D’Anieri at or (352) 392-0780.

We encourage qualified faculty to apply and trust that faculty, staff, and others within the university community will encourage individuals who would be strong candidates to apply for this position.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 30, 2011. To view application instructions and submit an online cover letter and resume, please visit

Thank you for your assistance with this important effort on behalf of the University of Florida.

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