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Vice Chancellor for Research

This position provides leadership for the campus’s research enterprise. Reporting directly to the chancellor, the position develops and implements plans for research that builds innovative partnerships, fosters and promotes discovery, and raises the university’s national and international standing.

For more details about the search, email or download a fact sheet (pdf).

Search Committee

The search committee is chaired by David Manderscheid, provost and senior vice chancellor, and Brian Wirth, Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering.

Additional search committee members are:

  • Randy Bradley, associate professor, Haslam College of Business
  • Kim Bush, Office of Research and Engagement External Advisory Board member
  • Amy Elias, professor, Department of English
  • Marc Gibson, assistant vice chancellor for development
  • Mike Kilbey, professor, Department of Chemistry, and chair of the Research Council
  • Jean Mercer, assistant vice chancellor and director, Office of Research
  • Jeff Nichols, associate laboratory director for computing and computational sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Hollie Raynor, associate dean for research, College of Education, Health, and Human Services
  • Javiette Samuel, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and engagement
  • Neal Schrick, professor and head, Department of Animal Science
  • Steve Smith, dean, University Libraries
  • Carol Tenopir, Chancellor’s Professor, College of Communication and Information
  • Janis Terpenny, dean, Tickle College of Engineering
  • Hanno Weitering, professor and head, Department of Physics
  • Tami Wyatt, associate dean of research, College of Nursing

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.