A national search is under way for the University of Minnesota’s new vice president for research. The VP for research oversees all aspects of research at the university’s five campuses, providing guidance to individual researchers and managing the system-wide research enterprise.
The search committee has begun to meet and recruiting efforts will continue throughout the summer and into the fall. The committee hopes to bring candidates for public interviews as faculty and students return to campus.
U of M President Eric Kaler has appointed the committee, selecting individuals to ensure broad representation from across the university and externally. Aaron Friedman, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Medical School, and Steve Crouch, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, are co-chairing the search.