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Job ID: 169439

Vice President for Research and Innovation
Texas Southern University

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2021
Title Vice President for Research and Innovation
University Texas Southern University
Houston, TX, United States
Department Department of Human Resources
Application Deadline Nov. 13, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Research
    University Administration

Texas Southern University, one of the nation’s largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), is a comprehensive metropolitan university that possesses an impressive array of educational programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and a distinguished alumni network. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, TSU provides a first-class educational experience, offering over 120 baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs in nine schools and colleges. The University currently has almost 9,000 students enrolled. TSU provides academic and research programs that address critical urban issues and prepare an ethnically diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU is the leading producer of college degrees to African Americans and Hispanics in Texas and ranks 4th in the United States in doctoral and professional degrees conferred to African Americans.

The Vice President for Research and Innovation reports to the President and is a member of the Executive Committee.

The Vice-President for Research and Innovation is responsible for the leadership, management, and administration of research at Texas Southern University and is instrumental in leading innovation initiatives throughout the University. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Research and Innovation holds primary responsibility for the planning, development and implementation of all research administration initiatives in support of TSU’s vision, mission, and strategic directions. The Vice-President will play a critical role in promoting TSU research locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally, and will act as a TSU liaison with all constituents on matters that relate to its interest in research, innovation, commercialization, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship.

Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university required.
Five years of related experience overseeing research and innovation programs and/or activities.
Additionally, five (5) – seven (7) years of managing an array of diverse functions and individuals.
Extensive research experience with a successful and sustained record of securing research funding.
Experience in working within higher education.
Demonstrated leadership experience in legal, compliance, financial, and enterprise risk management.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The position will close on November 13, 2021. Applicants must apply online at: by completing the application process which includes submitting a résumé, a letter of interest describing relevant experience and qualifications for the position, and the names and contact information of three references. This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidates.

  • It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Department of Human Resources
    Texas Southern University
    Houston, TX 77004
  • 713-313-7225


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