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University of Utah Executive Director for Strategic Researc in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

The Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives serves in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (SVPAA) with direct links to the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR). The position will serve as a coordinator and facilitator for building and strengthening research and awards related to University of Utah (UU) campus-wide priorities, such as the Fair and Equitable Society Initiative. As part of this framework, the position is expected to grow and help seek funding for comprehensive, university-wide collaborations that emphasize multidisciplinary arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and education research, alongside intersectional inquiry and grand challenges in fields that advance the Universitys Fair and Equitable Society initiatives. The position will also develop a campus-wide robust award nomination process, including increased recognition of University excellence in arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and related social justice fields. The University is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our university community. This is a limited-term position. The Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives serves at the pleasure of the SVPAA.