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Vice Chancellor, UHM
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Date Posted:
March 15, 2013
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins April 15, 2013
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa seeks nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Vice Chancellor for Research.
  2. The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), founded in 1907, is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i System with more than 20,000 students and 2,300 faculty. One of only 17 institutions nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution, UHM is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation. UHM received $345 million per annum in extramural awards averaged over the last three years. Seven (7) of UHM’s faculty are currently members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Medicine.
  3. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” UHM is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, education, tropical agriculture, cancer, and genetics. More information about UHM may be found at
  4. The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) has leadership responsibility for planning, directing, initiating, developing, facilitating, assessing and coordinating UHM’s research programs and policies. The VCR reports to the UHM Chancellor, serves as the chief operating officer and advocate for UHM research programs and is a member of the Chancellor’s executive leadership team. This position encourages and supports research activities beyond individual scholarly activity, promotes research excellence and best practices, and is responsible for continued development of the campus research infrastructure. The VCR has direct reports from the Organized Research Units (ORUs), the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO), and the Office of Research Compliance (ORC).
  5. Inherent in the Vice Chancellor’s executive position is the commitment and responsibility to ensure the advancement of the UHM strategic plan that articulates with the University of Hawai‘i system plan, and to promote the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and cultural values. The VCR will appreciate the unique character and location of the UHM in the Pacific region and embrace the cultural diversity of the University’s constituencies as well as the institution’s role in the region and internationally.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. The successful candidate will demonstrate or possess the following minimum qualifications:
  2. • An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited university
  3. • Rank of full professor or demonstrated record of comparable professional experience prior to appointment
  4. • Record of progressively responsible and senior professional leadership experience
  5. • Record of strong research, scholarship, publication, and professional activity and achievement
  6. • Knowledge of research programs and policies
  7. • Commitment to diversity and equity and in working with multi-cultural populations
  8. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external constituents
  9. • Ability to form alliances in support of research; demonstrated ability to bring groups together and establish effective and meaningful partnerships
  10. • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with internal and external constituencies.

To Apply:
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.
  1. Univ of Hi at Manoa's Consultants
  2. Manny Berger and Lucy A. Leske
  3. Witt/Kieffer
  4. 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
  5. Oak Brook, IL 60523
  1. Manny Berger and Lucy A. Leske;

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