The University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas, the most comprehensive university within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - is seeking a Vice President for Research and Innovation for a Carnegie-ranked R1 university that is the institution of choice for more than 38,000 students and growing. The chosen executive will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in research, innovation, academics, and community service. The successful candidate for Vice President for Research and Innovation will demonstrate vision, initiative, passion, and energy to maintain and improve research processes and build UNT's national and international reputation. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Research and Innovation oversees research integrity and compliance, grants and contracts administration, intramural grants and awards, and technology transfer and economic development opportunities directly related to the institution's mission. The selected VP will provide executive leadership and vision for university research strategies, policies, processes, opportunities, and programs, and provide oversight to relevant support units. The successful candidate will represent the research and academic interests of the university in off-campus activities as designated by the President. UNT is seeking an accomplished research leader with proven skills to effectively drive innovation and implement growth in a multifaceted environment in support of the University's strategic plan. The selected research executive will find every ingredient needed for success as an integral part of a premier academic institution. The selected candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with optimal quality of life in an economically thriving and highly desirable locale. Denton, ranked the 5th best college town in the nation by livability.com, is known for its active music and arts scene; the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, and Denton Music Festival attract over 300,000 people to the city each year. The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications: * Undergraduate degree required The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Career track of documented accomplishments in increasingly complex research administrative roles, preferably in a university setting. Leadership acumen to report directly to the President and serve as a senior advisor and key member of the President's staff. The ideal candidate brings broad experiences developing and implementing strategies to transform and expand a research enterprise, which may include building start-up companies, training leaders for science and engineering growth, advocating interdisciplinary research involving a wide variety of disciplines, publication of fundamental research, licensing technology that creates products and services, and related activities. * Proven experience and expertise to oversee, orchestrate and provide strategic direction for research integrity and compliance, grants and contracts administration, intramural grants and awards, and technology transfer and economic development opportunities directly related to the institution's mission. * Expertise in leading faculty across campus to engage in inter-disciplinary, collaborative research projects. Expertise in leading research centers and institutes. * Positive, successful, high impact management of research administration in a multi-disciplinary research setting required while experience and working knowledge of excellence in research, teaching and administration in academia is preferred, the exceptional candidates with federal and industrial research organization background are also welcomed. Proven skill to manage the Office of Research and Innovation and shepherd the innovation process with the goal of program impact, expansion and overall growth. * Leadership acumen to oversee the development of initiatives in support of the strategic plan for research at UNT, with skill to guide and monitor the development of research programs. Able to execute decisions and recommendations on priorities, strategies, opportunities and utilization of resources. Record of working closely with compliance and policy leadership to ensure university policies are in line with governmental and regulatory policies. * Ability to build strategic relationships and cross-functional communication to strengthen the overall delivery of research and innovation excellence across the institution. Skill to promote research, scholarship and creative activities that engage faculty, research scientists, students and external collaborative partners.