Vice Provost for Research and Innovation Search

Nestled in the stunning Ozark Mountains, the University of Arkansas is the nation’s 14th fastest-growing public research university with an enrollment approaching 28,000 with annual research expenditures exceeding $157 million. Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the state’s first public university continues its core mission of teaching, service and research today and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top 2 percent of U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity.  With 14 colleges and schools and more than 50 research centers and institutes, the University of Arkansas is poised to continue growing its collaborative and innovative research funding and programs well into the future.

And it all happens here in Fayetteville, which was named 5th “Best Places to Live in the United States” by U.S. News and World Report.

The university is in an exciting time of growth in its nationally recognized research mission, and is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Vice Provost for Research and Innovation (VPRI). The ideal candidate will be a strategic, innovative and energetic leader who will bring a bold vision for expanding a major research university enterprise. The VPRI’s priority is to build the University’s research engine across the full range of disciplines through strategic leadership, developing and improving research infrastructure and research capacity, and energizing innovation across the campus. With growing enrollment and student quality, robust and nationally recognized research activities, a talented pool of faculty, a robust capital campaign and a climate ripe for collaboration and progress, the University of Arkansas’s future is bright.

Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
CEO & Partner
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL  32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272