CU Denver seeks a visionary, dynamic and nimble associate vice chancellor for research, serving as the chief research officer for the campus and elevating CU Denver’s research activities across a diverse array of programs, ideas and people. This role offer an ambitious and highly collaborative individual the transformative opportunity to create a research strategy and associated research plan rooted in CU Denver’s 2030 strategic plan and focused on leveraging the unique consolidated administrative model that exists between CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidation of stellar research administration services across the two campuses affords the new associate vice chancellor the opportunity to focus fully on innovative research strategy and new opportunities that will create a discovery-driven environment at CU Denver.
The AVC will understand the transformative role that research can play in the lives of students and the Denver community, opening up the university intellectually and inspiring the faculty and students to engage in creating a productive research environment. The work of the AVC will be supported by an already strong research infrastructure managed by the Vice Chancellor of Research, allowing the AVC to focus their energies on new strategies for grounded, interdisciplinary, and transparent relationships with campus entities. The AVC will simultaneously engage the greater Denver and Colorado communities to promote opportunities for faculty and students as well as coordinate with government agencies, foundations and other partners to proactively identify and promote public, non-profit, and private funding opportunities. Finally, in conjunction with university leadership, the AVC will play a leading role in the exploring the viability of a future hub for innovation and research that crosscuts CU Denver’s entrepreneurial and research programs with new and existing community partners.
|Laura Argys, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activities and Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Co-Chair)|
|Christopher Yakacki, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, and Computing (Co-Chair)|
|Jaimie Carrington, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention and Student Success, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences|
|Jorge Chavez, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Relations, School of Education and Human Development|
|Theodore Edmonds, Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research and innovation, College of Arts and Media|
|Andrew Friedson, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Assembly Representative|
|Amy Gannon, Associate Vice Chancellor of Financial Services and Controller, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus|
|Nicole Herrin, Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of Global Education, Staff Council Representative|
|Jiban Khuntia, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Director of Health Administration Research Consortium, Business School|
|Jori Leszczynski, DVM, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Animal Resources, Associate Professor, Director for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, University Veterinarian, CU Anschutz Medical Campus|
|Christine Martell, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Public Affairs|
|Stefan Reiss, Senior Research Development Analyst, Office of Research Services|
|Manish Shirgaokar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Architecture and Planning|
|James Speed, Policy Coordinator for Academic Operations, Search Advocate|
|Diana Tomback, PhD, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Assembly Representative|
October 2021 - January 2022
January 2022 - February 2022
The search for our Associate Vice Chancellor for Research will be improved by the diverse perspectives of our campus community
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To help identify the key qualities and qualifications that will be integral to our success in identifying these new leaders, 45-minute listening sessions were scheduled in mid-March to invite input from our campus community.
To suggest potential candidates or forward information, please email CUDenverResearch@wittkieffer.com