Academic Affairs, Education, Higher Education

Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College

  • Ohio University
  • Athens, OH

Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state’s first institution of higher education and one of America’s oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as an R1 Doctoral Research with very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification. The main campus of Ohio University is based in Athens, Ohio, with five regional campuses, additional satellite locations, and extensive competitive online programs. OHIO has 13 colleges, offering a total of 249 undergraduate majors and over 130 master’s and 35 Ph.D. programs. In addition, OHIO offers more than 50 online programs, including certificates, associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The university has an enrollment of more than 27,600 students. Approximately 17,200 are pursuing programs through the Athens campus, more than 3,750 are served by the regional campuses, approximately 5,700 students are in fully online programs, and nearly 1,000 are medical students in our Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The next VPRCA and Dean Graduate College will join the OHIO community as it builds on its current research momentum and enhances its graduate mission. The VPRCA/Dean reports to the EVPP and has the opportunity to develop and articulate a strategic vision for the research and graduate operation at OHIO. This individual will provide oversight of the university’s research support services, operations and administration, research compliance, economic development, and entrepreneurial and innovation programs while fostering a strong interdisciplinary focus across the university.

View and download the full position profile here.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. The requested application materials include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a VPRCA /Dean is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by January 9, 2023 to the following address:

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