Search for Vice President for Research and Innovation

Cornell University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Research and Innovation.

The Vice President leads the Research Division on the Ithaca Campus and, across all Cornell campuses, and is responsible for technology transfer, intellectual property, and research policy. In this dual role, the Vice President reports to the Provost and to the President and is a member of the senior leadership team.

The review process will begin immediately upon receipt of materials.

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Contact Information

Comments, questions, nominations, and applications should be directed to the Search Committee at All inquiries and materials will be held in confidence.

Search Committee

Name Title
Augustine Choi, Co-Chair Provost for Medical Affairs; Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine
Michael Kotlikoff, Co-Chair Provost
Lynden Archer Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering; James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering
Joel Brock Given Foundation Professor of Engineering, Applied and Engineering Physics
Sahara Bryne Senior Associate Dean; Professor, Department of Communication, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Brian Crane George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor; Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl Professor, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Deborah Fowell Professor and Department Chair, Microbiology, and Immunology
Ray Jayawardhana Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor, Astronomy
Susan McCouch Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Breeding and Genetics Section; Professor, Computational Biology
Kyu Rhee Associate Professor, Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Weill Cornell Medicine
Tom Schryver Executive Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement
Marcus Smolka Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Julia Thom-Levy Vice Provost for Academic Innovation
Reginald White Senior Director for Human Resources, VPR