The Vice President for Research serves as the chief research officer and provides executive and administrative leadership over all areas related to research which includes Research Compliance, Grant and Contract Management, Research Development & Commercialization and Lab Animal Medicine. The Vice President for Research reports directly to the President. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Develop and implement an institutional research strategic plan for the institution that includes priorities, goals, tactical initiatives, and performance measures, and is supported by the allocation of resources. * Provide recommendations and execute decisions on priorities, opportunities, strategies and utilization of resources to support expansion of institutional research. * Responsible for guiding and monitoring the development of research programs and works closely faculty, other administrative offices, external philanthropic and sponging agencies. *Continuous oversight, development, and implementation of all research policies, procedures and compliance. * Clarifies and updates the policies and procedures, monitors the implementation and evaluates their efficacy. * Responds to all policies of the UNTHSC in light of their potential impact on research. * Provides comprehensive reports and all official data on all activities relating to research and development to outside agencies and for in-house use by the UNTHSC. * Assures compliance in all areas of research. This includes the use of human subjects (IRB), laboratory animals (IACUC), and issues of research integrity and conflicts of interest. * Represent the research programs of the institution to the public, life science businesses, civic leaders, donors, and to agencies sponsoring research, government agencies and institutions partnered with UNTHSC for research and development. * Assist in the development and oversight of all inter-institutional collaborative research efforts between the UNTHSC and other entities including other academic institutions, hospitals, research institutes, companies, and foundations. * Oversees all operational research activities. * Oversees all aspects of grant and contracts including pre-award, post-award, grant accounting, and research compliance in support of basic, clinical, and translational research, as well as public health, clinical trials, and outcomes and educational research. * Oversees all activities relating to intellectual property including validating and protecting discoveries and technology transfer issues relating to licensing and partnerships for developing and commercializing discoveries. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.